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Strong and Inclusive Infrastructure

While many faculty advance research, education, practice, and community priorities, other faculty and staff enable the systems by which initiatives progress and reach or exceed their stated goals.

Male nurse standing in front of teamGalvanizing forces such as Operational Efficiencies, IT, Institutional Advancement, and Financial and Intellectual Resources all play a part in the synergy and acceleration of progress in meeting our plan’s strategic priorities, and they are committed to service, innovation, collaboration, and high impact to facilitate the success of Penn Nursing.

Elevating the IT user experience in teaching, research, and scholarship creates and provides innovative and efficient technology services for Penn Nursing, resulting in rapid growth of data. Intensive research and improving academic quality requires improved digital intelligence and more extensive support resources.

Simultaneous investment in people through enterprise-level development, an organizational, technical, and social employee program, means employees will feel competent, knowledgeable, and acclimated to their work environment and be enabled for success.

The Path Forward

Redesigning classrooms to accommodate cutting-edge pedagogy and renovating student spaces will help facilitate better teaching and learning. Our goal is to remain competitive by offering some of the best nursing students and faculty in the country a state-of-the art and attractive learning/teaching environment. Each space upgrade offers the opportunity for a donor/s to have named recognition for their support in helping us to make this a reality. Goal: $3M over five years.

Penn Nursing Anantomy/Physiology Lab 221The Fund for Enhanced Learning Spaces: Nursing’s building was completely renovated several years ago. However, in order to remain competitive with our peer Nursing Schools across the country, we must continually upgrade our building (especially student learning and wellness spaces) to offer the most functional and attractive environment as possible. Ideally, we seek to create a fund that will give us the flexibility to address priority spatial needs as they arise in real-time to better serve our students. This collective fund will help us to create and/or transform such spaces as:

  • A student wellness space/lounge: Mental health and wellness is important for all Penn students—especially those at Nursing. Due to their rigorous studies, as well as mandatory clinical rotations, nursing students often experience an added layer of stress. That’s why we are keenly interested and very intentional about promoting health and wellness for the entire student body. Our goal is to help them attain and maintain a healthy state of being by providing a rich reservoir of resources that educate and empower, as well as a comfortable space in which to do so.
  • A large, community space in which students can congregate and School events may be held.
  • Dedicated study and group spaces to stimulate and facilitate work discussions.
  • Updated contemporary design.

To support the path forward for Penn Nursing’s giving priorities and to learn more about how you can help advance the School’s strategic plan, please contact:

Nadina R. Deigh
Vice Dean, Institutional Advancement
(215) 746-6184
deighn@nursing.upenn.edu