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From our first bachelor’s graduates to former doctoral students to HUP alumni, our alumni community has a daily impact on health care. Alumni are making a difference out in the world — and also right here in Philadelphia.
Working at the bedside, lab, desk, podium, or courtroom, alumni leadership and involvement play a crucial a role in our shared community and in the growth of current Penn Nursing students. You ensure the ongoing success of Penn Nursing’s education and practice and the advancement of its scholars. Many serve as preceptors, lecturers, guest speakers, alumni board members and more.
Penn Nursing’s commitment to our alumni is lifelong.
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After a patient is discharged from the hospital for treatment of cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is often prescribed because these programs are proven to reduce mortality and risk of hospital readmission. However, only 14 percent of patients who have had a heart attack and 31 percent of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery attend CR post-hospitalization.
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, and current Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, was named President-Elect for the American Academy of Nursing.
Penn’s 2017 Alumni Weekend, held May 12-14, brought thousands back to campus, including those celebrating milestone reunions for classes ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’. While Saturday’s weather did put a damper on things, it certainly didn’t stop Penn Nursing alumni from showing off their Quaker spirit.
Nuestros Caminos: A Conversation around Latinx Milestones at Penn and Their Impact on the Wider Community
On November 4th over Homecoming Weekend, the Association of Latino Alumni and La Casa Latina presented an afternoon conversation with Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Antonia Villarruel, GNu’82, and the 2017 President’s Engagement Prize Winners Alexa Salas, C’17, Camilo Toro, C’17, and Yaneli Arizmendi, NU’17, GNU’19. The speakers discussed the positive trajectory of the Penn Latinx community, and spotlighted the President’s Engagement Prize project, Lanzando Líderes (or Launching Leaders), a community-based after-school program for Latino high school students in South Philadelphia, for which Dean Villarruel is serving as mentor.
November 10th brought alumni , faculty, students, and friends of the Nursing Administration (NADM) and Health Leadership Master’s Program (HLMP) together for their 2017 reunion. Dean Villarruel and Lecturer Sue Keim addressed the crowd while guests mingled over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. It was a wonderful evening among friends and we are already looking forward to Alumni Weekend, May 11-14, 2018!