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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.

Penn Nursing Dean Antonia VillarruelPenn Nursing Dean Antonia VillarruelPenn 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.



  • Maria Coutretsis Magliacano, Nu’98

    The Magliacano Digital Communications Center is now LIVE!

    Penn Nursing’s legacy of leadership and focus on innovation demands cutting edge technology in all of its spaces—including the Carol Elizabeth Ware Lobby in Claire M. Fagin Hall. Thanks to a generous gift from Maria Coutretsis Magliacano, Nu’98 and Marc Magliacano, W’96, the look and feel of the lobby—not to mention the School’s technology assets—have been transformed by a strategically designed digital communications center.

  • Investing In Patient Care and Savings

    Successful investment bankers have a nose for profitable innovation. In the case of Penn Nursing Board of Advisors member and Wharton alum John J. Rydzewski, he knew as soon as he heard Mary D. Naylor, PhD RN FAAN present early research findings for the Transitional Care Model (TCM) that it was potentially transformational. That led him to recently make a generous gift to Dr. Naylor’s work at Penn Nursing’s NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health.