Dalmacio Dennis Flores PHD ACRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health, reflects on what inclusivity means in an academic setting— and why it’s so essential in education…and beyond.
All the honorees will be recognized at the Student, Alumni, and Faculty Awards event on Thursday, May 13, 2022 4-5:30 PM EST.
Faculty—both in their teaching and their research—are an increasingly vital link between nursing and social justice.
Community immersion classes are central to teaching nursing students about social determinants of health. But what happens when on-site engagement is suspended due to a pandemic?
KC Miller (Nu’22) wants you to talk about sex. Not steamily. Not flirtatiously. Not jokingly. Not guiltily. He wants you to talk about sex the way you talk about other aspects of daily life – like food or music. No shame or embarrassment; just regular, healthy talk. “What’s most important,” he said, “is that people talk about sex in an informed way.”
When Antonia Villarruel PhD RN FAAN, now Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, was earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the late seventies, her classes covered the nuts and bolts of sexual health: sexual physiology and the management of STIs.
Governor Tom Wolf announced on March 13 that the state will include LGBTQ-specific information as part of its COVID-19 data collection. Pennsylvania Department of Health began collecting race and ethnicity data after racial disparities were revealed during the pandemic. It has expanded the effort to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
There are ways you could try to quantify the reach and influence of Penn Nursing. You could look at school rankings, which for the past five years have placed the School in the number one spot in the world. Or you could calculate the amount of research funding it’s been awarded by the National Institutes of Health.
In honor of 2020—the Year of the Nurse and Midwife —we’re taking a look at 20 remarkable alumni who are defining and redefining the world of nursing right now. From a clinic director focused on an underserved transgender population to a midwife working to lower maternal mortality rates to the CEO of a high-profile, life-changing nonprofit, the alumni on this list speak to a changing world where nurses are impacting patients, policy, best practices, and much, much more, forging new paths for themselves and for generations of nurses to come.