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Quaker Days Luncheon 2017

Campus was humming this week! While the spring semester end is quickly approaching, Penn hosted its 11th annual Quaker Days – a chance for newly admitted students to learn a little bit more about what their futures hold while connecting with their classmates-to-be. Penn Nursing kicked off the two-day event with a welcome breakfast at Fagin Hall, followed by a luncheon with faculty at the Annenberg Center. Over lunch, Dean Villarruel walked students and their families through what makes Penn Nursing so special, including:

  • An innovative undergraduate curriculum that integrates theory, practice, and research;
  • Dual degree programs with Wharton and the School of Arts and Sciences;
  • Numerous study abroad opportunities in countries all over the world;
  • Partnerships with outstanding healthcare facilities and providers; and
  • Incredible access to the global nursing leaders who make up our esteemed faculty.   

As she explained, “It was for all these opportunities that I came to Penn as a master’s student; returned to Penn to teach and to conduct research in health promotion and health disparities as a member of this incredible faculty; and ultimately came back as its Dean. There is no other school of nursing in the country with the tradition, the depth and breadth of opportunities, and the track record of excellence that is Penn Nursing.”