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1/17/2014

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Presents Family Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

Walgreens provided Penn Nursing with a $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a senior Penn Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) student who has an interest in retail health and who agrees to complete a clinical rotation in a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic.
Walgreens provided Penn Nursing with a $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a senior Penn Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) student who has an interest in retail health and who agrees to complete a clinical rotation in a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic. On January 17, Edward C. Hatton, RN, MSN, APN, FNP-C, Walgreens Market Manager for Philadelphia Tri-State and Washington, DC, presented a check to Penn Nursing’s Dean Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN.  Walgreens family of Healthcare Clinics has announced its intention to invest in the lifelong future of Family Nurse Practitioners’ education by providing $250,000 in scholarships for FNP students across the country.
 
Retail-based clinics provide an innovative entry point for patients to access affordable, high-quality health care. In addition to their education and expertise in diagnosis and treatment, nurse practitioners’ (NPs’) proficiency in providing health education and prevention services makes them skilled managers and service providers in retail-based clinics. As the nation's largest drugstore chain, Walgreens Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants are part of a network of more than 70,000 health care professionals who offer high quality, affordable and convenient services, with a focus on prevention, wellness, and the monitoring and management of chronic conditions.
 
Penn Nursing's Family Nurse Practitioner program, begun in 1973, is among the oldest nurse practitioner master's degree programs in the United States. Consistently ranked in the top three by U.S. News & World Report, our program affords students uniquely relevant and clinically diverse educational experiences through a variety of flexible options, including full-time, part-time, post-master's, and BSN/MSN study programs.
 

Image:  Courtesy of Desiree Carr, card@nursing.upenn.edu