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Humans of Penn Nursing: Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN

“I wrestled with what to write for this. A lofty, detached, academic-leaning piece, or, something that gives insight into the totality of who I am as a person. I decided on sharing part of my truth that makes me more human.

These days I awaken to somewhat of a twilight zone experience.”

Shoshana Aronowitz, GR’19, PhD, CRNP

“I am a family nurse practitioner and PhD in nursing. I completed my clinical training at the University of Vermont, where I was trained to be a rural health nurse practitioner. Although I am now living in Philadelphia, the skills I learned about practicing in low-resourced settings are relevant to my current passion: the provision of care outside of traditional healthcare spaces like hospitals and clinics.