June A. Treston, MSN, CRNP
June Treston is the Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Track at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and has over 25 years of teaching experience in both the academic and clinical settings. A seasoned nurse practitioner, she has been providing patient care for over 30 years through the emergency department at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. She is focused on reducing health disparities for underserved populations and teaching her students to become excellent clinicians as well as future leaders in health care.
Early in her career, June worked closely with domestic violence victims and families. She started a free on-site health clinic at a battered women’s shelter in southern NJ. She was named the 2007 Volunteer of the Year, awarded through the New Jersey Association on Correction in recognition of the development of a domestic violence health outreach program. For over a decade she served as the chair of the Cooper Against Domestic Violence program, an interdisciplinary group that brought together community agencies with a goal of improving recognition and treatment of victims and families. In addition, she worked on health policy through the New Jersey Advisory Council on Domestic Violence. At Penn Nursing, she has collaborated on research projects focused on preventing dating violence through teen education. Her extensive experience has translated into the classroom through lectures, case studies, and clinical teaching; providing the education and motivation needed for new practitioners to enter practice as victim advocates.
“It is an immense honor to teach the next generation of nurse practitioners. I am always amazed by my students; they come to Penn Nursing with such diverse experience and their passion and dedication to excellence is unmatched. One of my greatest joys is to help them grow and learn, then watch as they graduate and go on to become leaders in health care.”
- BSN, Rutgers University, 1989
- MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
June is passionate about teaching the next generation of NPs, utilizing innovative models to engage and motivate students. Her approach is focused on student success as she prepares them to be excellent clinicians while laying the foundation for future leadership roles in health policy, education, research and administration. Her commitment to teaching was recognized by the Penn Nursing Graduate Student Organization as she was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Nurse Educator of the Year. She also serves as a preceptor for Penn NP students, dedicating over 1000 hours annually to teaching students at her clinical site. In 2018, she was awarded the Marilyn Stringer Academic Practice Award for her leadership in providing the highest quality of evidence-based practice that is integrated in teaching and scholarship.
Recently, June has focused her efforts on curbing the opioid epidemic in this country. She is a noted conference speaker on the topic of addiction and the role nurse practitioners play in harm reduction and treatment. She has also been a key change agent in the successful integration of addiction medicine education into the primary care curriculum. As a student in the Post-Masters DNP program at Penn Nursing, her doctoral work focuses on policy to improve outcomes for those struggling with opioid use disorders.
Selected Career Highlights
- May 2018, University of Pennsylvania - Marilyn Stringer Academic Practice Award
- May 2014, University of Pennsylvania - Outstanding Nurse Educator of the Year Award
- May 2010, University of Pennsylvania- Family Community Health Faculty Service Award
- September 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award- New Jersey Association on Correction- in recognition of the development of a domestic violence health outreach program
- June 2004, Moorestown Auxiliary Memorial Award for Excellence in Outpatient Nursing
- June 1995, Excellence in Nursing Honors: N.J. Commission of Health and Senior Services
- October 1990, Volunteer Service Award. Solace Battered Women’s Shelter
- May 1989, Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
- Boland, B., Treston, J., Weill, V., & O’Sullivan, A. (in press). Choosing a DNP program: Options and future issues for consideration. The Nurse Practioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, .
- Boland, B., Treston, J., Weill, V., & O’Sullivan, A. (2009). Are you ready for the consensus model. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners (AJNP), 13(11), 42628.
- Weill, V., O’Sullivan, A., & Treston, J. (2008). Credentialing, licensure, and certification considerations. In J. Fitzpatrick, and M. Wallace (Eds.), The doctor of Nursing practice and clinical Nurse Leader: Essentials of program development & implementation into clinical practice. (136-160). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.