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Christine K. Wanich Bradway Transitions from Standing Faculty at Penn Nursing

Christine K. Wanich Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, AGSF, Professor of Gerontological Nursing and Clinician Educator in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences at Penn Nursing, will transition from her faculty role on June 30th, 2022.

Dr. Bradway is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, a dually licensed RN in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a CRNP in Pennsylvania and is also a Clinician Educator in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a practitioner for 43 years in a variety of settings. Dr. Bradway earned her BSN from Wilkes College in 1979, her MSN as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and her PhD in Nursing, also from the University of Pennsylvania, in 2004. She was appointed to the Standing Faculty as an Assistant Professor-Clinician Educator at the School of Nursing in 2004. Dr. Bradway is highly regarded as a leading authority in the care of older adults, urinary incontinence, and obesity in nursing home residents. Over the last fifteen years, she has been a frequently requested qualitative research consultant across the University. She practiced for Genesis Health, a very complex health system providing services that would not be offered to patients had she not been there. She is a scarce resource – one of the few PhD-prepared nurses in her professional practice organization who is frequently called upon to mentor others to support their scholarship and research.

Dr. Bradway has served as a consultant to several schools, including the University of California San Francisco and Texas Tech, to assist them in establishing and strengthening their Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs. She collaborated with faculty at the University of York in the United Kingdom about implementing an advanced practice nurse/CE-faculty model in the UK, and with both the UK and China for improving health care services provided to older patient populations.

Dr Bradway is an expert educator at Penn Nursing and has co-mentored several PhD students. She is a Senior Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Robert A. Fox Leadership Program. A well respected leader in the School, she has been a member of the Faculty Senate for 18 years and served as Chair last academic year. She has chaired Lecturer Advancement Review, Academic Standards and Progressions, and DNP Curriculum Committees. She is also active in the Delaware Valley Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) where she served as President from 2016-2018. Her leadership in the Society has led to the development and national dissemination of several clinical guidelines and standards of care for patients with urinary problems. In addition, she has a long history of active participation in the American Geriatrics Society, which recognized her contributions by electing her in 2016 as a Fellow in the Society. Dr. Bradway also serves as an Associate Editor for the highly regarded Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She is a volunteer for the Montgomery County Medical Reserve Corps. Finally, Dr. Bradway is the recipient of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for Nursing Care of Geriatric Emergencies, the Norma M. Lang Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice and Policy, the Urologic Nursing Catherine-Ann Lawrence Literary Excellence Award, the BHS Department’s Clinical Practice Award, and the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice.