The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and Penn Nursing
is joining in on the celebration. We want to help the public – in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond – better understand the impact these professions have on health and health care.
“Nursing wasn’t even on my radar initially. I wanted to be a veterinarian. I was at the University of Minnesota taking animal science classes and wondering how I was going to pay for veterinary school.
“Not many people are fortunate enough to be born with their best friend. I, on the other hand, am one of those few lucky people. I have a twin sister. When most people think of twin sisters, they think of two identical girls with common interests and abilities.
The Innovation Accelerator provides funding to assist Penn Nursing students and faculty with the creation and testing of early stage solutions to improve health and health care outcomes with a priority on populations of greatest need.
The mini-documentary Black Angels is the previously untold story of African American nurses who risked their lives to care for patients with Tuberculosis, when there was no cure, and white nurses refused.
The film will be introduced by filmmaker and nurse, Denetra Hampton
, and will be followed by a panel discussion.