You’ll find them inside senior centers and on the sidelines of kids’ sports practices.
They’re at free COVID-19 testing sites and packing meals inside local nonprofits. You can spot them presenting legislative resolutions and chatting with marginalized populations about their greatest needs. Just as they have since the school’s earliest days, Penn Nursing students are consistently bringing their skills out of the classroom and into local communities, while learning more about those communities in the process. Whether they choose service-focused classes, student clubs, paid work, or volunteer opportunities, Penn Nursing students today are more tapped into the city around them than ever before. Here’s what that engagement looks like for nine current undergrads.
By Molly Petrilla
All around Penn Nursing, students are volunteering, teaching, organizing, and conducting research with one shared goal: to make the world a fairer place.
By Molly Petrilla
The biennial award honors the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School’s third Dean, exemplified. It is given to a Penn Nursing faculty member, or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program, who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing scholarship. Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, The Independence Chair for Nursing Education, Professor of Nursing, and Director of the School’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, is a stellar nurse scientist with national and international stature and impact. He is renowned for his program of research that addresses critical problems that affect the nursing profession and enhances health system quality. The award presentation will be on April 13, 2023.
Penn Nursing’s Jianghong Liu and Matthew D. McHugh will both be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International for their contributions to the nursing profession during the organization’s 34th International Nursing Research Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in July, 2023
For Surya Kolluri, the best way to address the financial aspects of caregiving is not during proverbial “hair on fire moments,” times of crisis that are emotional, stressful, and painful. Dr. Mary Naylor and Kolluri discuss the growing need to plan for the financial burdens of caregiving that many families will face.
Psychedelics have taken new shape as groundbreaking medicine with the potential to disrupt and transform our mental health care system. Here, how Penn Nursing is taking on the paradigm shift.
By Natalie Pompilio
A temporary research lab shutdown leads one researcher to find an innovative new way to help a community in need.
Critical care unit patients teetering on the edge of life and death need the best on their side. The urgency of these high-stakes environments requires nurses who have been prepared to be highly responsive critical-thinkers, with tremendous attention to detail and aptitude for an ever-evolving discipline. Read on to learn why Penn Nursing-educated nurses have the advantage and how Penn Nursing has shaped, and continues to lead, the profession.
Story By Janine White
Photography By Margo Reed
Hospitals don’t profit off having good nurses. That’s a big problem.
By Dylan Scott