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Penn Nursing is built on a bedrock of doing more. Doing more—as clinicians—to save patients at the bedside. Doing more—as scientists—to solve unsolvable challenges. Doing more—as activists, policy makers, and leaders—to make high quality health and wellness care more accessible in our communities.

Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, GNu'82Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of NursingAntonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, GNu'82
Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
Penn Nursing’s new strategic plan, Leading to a Healthier, More Equitable Future, builds on progress made and galvanizes us with the power of possibilities. The plan’s roadmap upholds Penn Nursing’s mission, vision, and values, and challenges us to fearlessly lead and succeed, here in our community and globally. Whether through advancing science and delivering solutions, developing experts and leaders, transforming policy and practice, engaging diverse communities and promoting health, or supercharging Penn Nursing’s infrastructure, our strategic plan unites us around common goals and holds us accountable for meeting them—and for doing more—for our students, faculty, community, and the world. A healthier, more equitable future is possible, and Penn Nursing is the force that fuels the possibilities.

You too can help us realize this vision. Today, supporting Penn Nursing results in exponential impact as our faculty, students, and alumni shape the future of health care. Your gifts lend critical support to the areas that allow us to improve health and health care for individuals and their families around the world - scholarships for students in need, classroom and laboratory renovations, investment in new technologies, leading-edge research initiatives and meaningful global engagement opportunities for our students and faculty.



  • New Gift Boosts Low-Income Student Resources

    Penn Nursing has a reputation for ensuring enough financial aid for its students to make an education at the #1-ranked school of nursing in the world accessible to everyone—but tuition costs are only one part of the equation. Thanks to a new gift from José Ramon Gonzalez, W’89 and Christine Ann Soto, C’89 to the Student Success Fund, students in need have additional resources to experience a full Penn Nursing educational experience.

  • New Funding for Part-Time Nursing Faculty

    In less than three months, a special fund to support professional development for part-time Primary Care Nurse Practitioner faculty at Penn Nursing eclipsed it’s $15,000 goal—and honored Ann L. Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, for whom the fund is named.