Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN, Associate Professor, and Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, Lecturer, both from Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health, have been appointed to the American Nurses Association (ANA)’s National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing.
The International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) recently awarded Penn Nursing’s Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN, Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, its Diversity and Equity Award. The award was presented during the ISPN 23rd Annual Virtual Conference on March 24. Brawner will present the Diversity/Equity lecture at next year’s conference.
Faculty—both in their teaching and their research—are an increasingly vital link between nursing and social justice.
By Ashley Primis
For two weeks, 37 fourth-year nursing students checked people in, conducted screenings, and swabbed noses, contributing to the more than 13,000 tests completed at Houston Hall since early August.
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.
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.
All the honorees will be recognized during our virtual, end of the year event on Thursday, May 27, 2021 3-5 PM EST.