Practice Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

Penn Nursing’s Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program was one of the first in the country to prepare nurse practitioners to manage patients with specialized health care needs.

As associate program director, Patricia Pawlow helps ensure that students enter clinical practice ready to expertly assess, diagnose, and manage patients with acute or medically-complex needs across the continuum of acute care services, from critical care to discharge and transition to the community.

“We give nurse practitioner students the tools they need to succeed in practice caring for patients with acute or medically-complex needs.”


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • BSN, Georgetown University , 1989