“I can’t believe it has been a year since we have been on lockdown, and it feels like the longest year of doing everything correctly, from social distancing to wearing masks. I started nursing school at Penn in June 2020 while studying completely online.
“This past summer I spent working as a patient care tech in a hospital, where I floated between a few different floors. One day I was in the ICU and a patient had recently been extubated, and I went into her room with the nurse to check on her. The patient was saying a lot of things that didn’t make sense, but she kept referring to the nurse and me as her ‘guardian angels.’
“After graduating from college, I moved to Boston to work as a research assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital, hopeful that this experience would help guide my career goals.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is proud to endorse the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, a historic legislative package unveiled today by Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus.
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.
The Advanced Qualitative Collective (AQC) is a staple student-run group founded with the vision of Dr. Sarah Kagan in the early 2000s (Abboud et al., 2017). Housed in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, the AQC has met weekly for many years with the guiding goal of advancing and deepening qualitative research knowledge, skills, and critical appraisal. Hillman Scholars have been and continue to be active members and committed leaders of the group, collaborating with pre- and post-doctoral students to co-create a pedagogical and collegial space to learn and grow.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has awarded Martha Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing and Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), the 2021 Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This annual award recognizes an individual for sustained exemplary and pioneering achievement in the care of critically ill and injured infants and children. It was presented virtually during the American College of Critical Care Medicine Convocation/Society of Critical Care Medicine Awards on Friday, February 5, 2021. Curley is the first woman and nurse to receive this award.
How one nurse got mad, got elected, and is changing U.S. health care.
An interdisciplinary team from Penn joined efforts with physicians in New York to fast-track virtual reality coronavirus training materials.
Opioid use disorder and overdose deaths are a major public health crisis in the United States. While medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorder exist, these treatments remain inadequate for many patients, resulting in a high rate of relapse following detoxification.