Program News

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    A black nurse practitioner examines child's ear.

    Serving Communities in Need

    The first graduates of the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program are already making a real-world difference in underserved communities.

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    Announcing the 2023 Lauder Fellows

    The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) has named its second cohort of Fellows for the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program (LLCCNPP), and the group is comprised of nursing professionals from across the country who will begin full-time studies towards becoming a primary care nurse practitioner this fall. The Fellows will use this unique opportunity to further their education and clinical experience to help solve the challenges they see in their chosen field.

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    Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, and Julie Sochalski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Pr...

    Penn Nursing Focuses on Achieving Equitable Primary Care

    Data shows that unless the pattern of furnishing primary health care, particularly to underserved groups in both urban and rural areas, is drastically improved, these groups will suffer in inequitable and unnecessary ways. It is clear that the primary care workforce must be expanded and diversified.

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    Meet the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care NP Fellows

    This fall, nine carefully chosen nurses from across the country will embark on their NP education at Penn—and thanks to a $125 million gift from Leonard A. Lauder W’54, they will emerge from the experience debt-free and ready to care for those who need their expertise most.

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    Leonard A. Lauder

    Leonard A. Lauder Talks Game-changing Gift to Penn Nursing, and More

    Lauder, a Penn alumnus and emeritus Trustee, donated $125 million to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, establishing a new program for aspiring nurse practitioners who intend to work in underserved communities.

In the News

December 30
Leonard Lauder, Penn Alumnus and Emeritus Trustee: Forbes

December 27
Leonard Lauder, Penn Alumnus and Emeritus Trustee: Philadelphia Business Journal

December 6
Leonard Lauder, Penn Alumnus and Emeritus Trustee: The Chronicle of Philanthropy & Associated Press

May 19
Dean Antonia Villarruel and Leonard Lauder: Daily Nurse

March 15
Leonard Lauder, Penn Alumnus & Emeritus Trustee: Penn Today