Penn Nursing Well Represented in New Sigma Book Promoting Health Equity and Well-Being
The crucible of the global pandemic, racial injustice, and a crippling nursing shortage has sparked increasing calls for nursing to address its own problems, ranging from inequity to structural racism. Answering this call is a new book from Sigma, Taking Action: Top 10 Priorities to Promote Health Equity and Well-Being in Nursing. Penn Nursing faculty, alumni, and students are among the seventy national and international nursing leaders to tackle the most pressing issues confronting the profession.
Faculty & Alumni
- Antonia Villarruel, PhD, GNu’82, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
- Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, Tyson Family Endowed Term Chair for Gerontological Research
- Adriana Perez, PhD, GR’23, Anthony Buividas Term Chair in Gerontology
- Marion Leary, MSN, GNu’13, GR’14, GR’23, Director of Innovation
- Paule Joseph, PhD, GR’15
- Melina Lopez, RN, Nu’22
- Donna Mazyck, MSN, Nu’78
- Adrianna Nava, PhD, GNu’12
- Pamela Cipriano, PhD, HUP’76
Current Penn Nursing Students
- Doctoral Student Ravenne Aponte, GR’25
- Undergraduate Student Johnathan Zhu, Nu’24
This new book spotlights ten critical themes through data, essays, discussion points, and action items, equipping readers to move beyond conversation to action. Themes include: health equity; education reform; diversity and mentorship; care delivery (quality, safety, access); multi-sector collaboration; preparing for disasters and public health emergencies; innovation and entrepreneurship; nurse well-being (compassion for self and others); global stewardship; and nursing’s voice in leading change.