A world-class city filled with art and culture and an incredible campus that offers cutting edge resources–that’s what students receive at Penn Nursing. And that’s just the start. Penn Nursing and the wider university offer something for everyone, as well as a lifelong community.

Penn Nursing is globally known for educating dynamic nurses—because our School values evidence-based science and health equity. That’s where our expertise lies, whether in research, practice, community health, or beyond. Everything we do upholds a through-line of innovation, encouraging our exceptional students, alumni, and faculty share their knowledge and skills to reshape health care.

Penn Nursing students are bold and unafraid, ready to embrace any challenge that comes their way. Whether you are exploring a career in nursing or interested in advancing your nursing career, a Penn Nursing education will help you meet your goals and become an innovative leader, prepared to change the face of health and wellness.

Penn Nursing is the #1-ranked nursing school in the world. Its highly-ranked programs help develop highly-skilled leaders in health care who are prepared to work alongside communities to tackle issues of health equity and social justice to improve health and wellness for everyone.

Penn Nursing’s rigorous academic curricula are taught by world renowned experts, ensuring that students at every level receive an exceptional Ivy League education. From augmented reality classrooms and clinical simulations to coursework that includes experiential global travel to clinical placements in top notch facilities, a Penn Nursing education prepares our graduates to lead.

Announcing the 2023 Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars

This endowed program – created from a $2 million gift to Penn Nursing by former University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and her husband Michael Doyle – provides financial aid for exemplary undergraduate and graduate nursing students, supplementing their education with tailored learning to help shape nurse leaders who deliver exceptional evidence-based care, design research, inform policy, spark innovation, and advocate for social justice world-wide.

December 07, 2023

The purpose of the program is to equip talented Penn Nursing students with leadership tools and tactics to complement their Penn Nursing education. Scholars will develop personal and professional leadership skills and plans through a range of activities, including self-learning, cohort building, and purposeful school, University, and community engagement.

Our 2023 Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars are:

  • Adenike Awotundun, MSN/Psychiatric Mental Health (Ogbomoso, Nigeria)
  • Alana Backstrom, MSN/Family NP (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Sabrina Deutsch, ABSN (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • Meshara Galland, DNP Anesthesia (Puyallup, WA)
  • Jill Hannon, DNP Anesthesia (Jenkintown, PA)
  • Nicole Jakobowski, Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Nelissah Carley Joseph, ABSN (North Easton, MA)
  • Lindsay Krott, MSN/Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (Woolwich Township, NJ)
  • Brady Middlesworth, ABSN (Linwood, NJ)
  • Jennifer Smith, MSN/Family NP (Mountain Lakes, NJ)

“Penn Nursing is pleased to welcome our next cohort of Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars—extraordinary students who are ready to lead improvements in health and health care. We remain grateful to Amy Gutmann and Michael Doyle for investing in the development of leaders in nursing,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel.

Penn Nursing has a long-standing reputation as a leader in research, education, and practice. With Penn Nursing alumni living in more than 50 countries around the world, the newly minted Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars join a vast network with an ever-growing legacy of global impact.

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