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.

Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel 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.

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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.




    You Can Help Us Unlock $20,000

    Join the challenge! If 100 donors give any amount to Penn Nursing’s Annual Fund by June 30, we’ll unlock an extra $20,000.

    Claire M. Fagin, PhD, FAAN, RN Professor of Nursing and Dean Emerita

    Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Passes Away at Age 97

    She served as dean of Penn Nursing for 15 years from 1977 to 1992, during which time she transformed the school into a world-renowned education, research, and clinical development enterprise, established landmark education programs and increased the number of standing faculty seven-fold. In addition to her deanship, Fagin served as the interim president of the University of Pennsylvania from July 1, 1993, to June 30, 1994.


    Introducing the First Cohort of the Conway Scholars

    Earlier this year Penn Nursing received a $1 million grant from the Bedford Falls Foundation – DAF, a donor-advised fund established by Philanthropists William (Bill) E. Conway Jr., co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, to support a total of 40 high-merit students over a four-year period who are enrolled in a Penn degree program. Ten students will be selected every year to receive this support.


    Can a $50 donation really make an impact?

    Penn Nursing’s Annual Fund changes lives and helps develop the next generation of bold nurse leaders. The Fund provides additional financial aid, faculty resources, student experiences, and lifelong learning opportunities for students and alumni. But can a $50 donation really make an impact?

    left to right Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN; JoAnn Nallinger Grant, RN; and Charis Louis, BSN, RN, CPN, BMTCN, in 2018

    Investing In A Legacy Of Nutrition

    An award to honor a revolutionary nurse and her legacy in health care has inspired award recipients— and her family.

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To learn more about how you can help advance the School’s vision, please contact:

Patrick Daley
Vice Dean of Development and Alumni Relations
(215) 898-9719