Have you ever heard of Charity “Cherry” Ames? Cherry Ames was the main character in a 27-book series of young adult mystery novels published between 1943-1968. The series helped introduce tens of thousands of readers to the exciting, and sometimes fantastical, possibilities of life as a nurse. Which Cherry Ames is your favorite? You can explore our collection of Cherry Ames novels on floor 2U in the Bates Center reading room!
Penn Nursing, with partners from the Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative and New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing, have been awarded 2023 grant from the Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life program to study the use of social virtual reality (VR) in enhancing the treatment experience and reducing loneliness in people undergoing hemodialysis. This grant is awarded by The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.
Police officers often respond to incidents that do not involve crime or immediate threats to public safety but instead deal with community members facing unmet mental health needs. In response to this, many cities are experimenting with co-deploying police officers alongside health professionals or deploying teams entirely composed of civilian health professionals.