Amanda Watson, BSN, RN
Amanda Watson, BSN, RN is a first-year doctoral student and Hillman Scholar at Penn Nursing as well as an MBE candidate. She graduated from Penn Nursing with her BSN in 2022 and continues to work in the Cardiac Surgery Progressive Care Unit at HUP. Her research interests include palliative care for heart failure patients, nurse-led interventions, implementation science, and resource allocation. Through her research, she hopes to increase meaningful utilization of palliative care services for patients living with heart failure. Two of the most prominent challenges in this area are a lack of available resources and a lack of knowledge about palliative care. Her goal is to help envision a future for palliative care where any patient who stands to benefit from it will have access. Nurses may have an untapped potential to increase meaningful palliative care provision due to their nature as patient advocates and educators. She plans to use implementation science methods to complete this research. Additionally, she is a dual degree student in the Master of Bioethics program. Amanda plans to use her ethics education to support her research efforts within palliative care and resource allocation.
- Hillman Scholar
- DSO GAPSA Representative
- American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR)