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State Appointment for Penn Nursing Professor

Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN, Professor of Nutrition Science in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences and Director of Graduate Nutrition Programs, has been appointed to Pennsylvania’s State Board of Nursing. She will be the only dietitian/nutritionist representative on the board. Her six-year term began on October 26, 2022.

November 21, 2022

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to apply what I have learned here at Penn Nursing about the characteristics of high-quality education of nurses to the advantage of our own programs and others in our state,” said Compher. “Licensure concerns both for nurses and dietitian/nutritionists are also the responsibility of the state Board of Nursing, which gives me an exciting opportunity to demonstrate the professionalism of the Clinician Educator role here at Penn Nursing and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “

The State Board of Nursing protects the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the licensure/certification and regulation of the practice of professional and practical nursing and dietetics-nutrition by registered nurses, practical nurses, certified registered nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, dietitian-nutritionists, and graduate nurses. The Board issues licenses and certifications to qualified applicants, approves nursing education programs, establishes standards of practice, and disciplines licensees and unlicensed persons for violations of the Acts and the regulations.

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