Why a Campaign Focused on Innovation?
Nurses are closest to patients; they are the nexus between each and every healthcare product and process. They understand context. They are expert innovators, combining science, ingenuity, and compassion to solve problems—for a single patient, a community, or even an entire health system—in replicable, scalable ways. Every day at Penn Nursing, we exemplify the power of innovative nursing in spite of relatively modest resources. Through this Campaign, we will accelerate our impact by increasing our fundraising efforts for continued, strategic investments in innovation.
What is Our Campaign Doing?
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and friends, our Innovating for Life and Living Campaign has been steadily progressing. This positive momentum affirms the urgent need for support of nurse-led innovation in healthcare. The Campaign represents just the beginning of our School’s ongoing, enhanced efforts to infuse innovation into everything we do. For example:
- We are educating entrepreneurial practitioners and leaders by integrating cutting-edge simulation technologies, greater interdisciplinary learning, and new design-thinking principles into our curricula.
- We are accelerating the scale and spread of nursing research, testing and proving novel ideas, and incorporating data-driven science more fully and powerfully.
- We are developing and defining patient, family, and community-centered solutions that improve lives and change the way care is delivered.
- We are transforming the impact of nursing on individuals, families, and communities, especially the most vulnerable.