Advanced Senior Lecturer A

Beth Quigley teaches one of the most difficult courses in all of Penn: Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Physical Examination, parts 1 and 2. The course, which she co-teaches and participated in developing, was one of the first in the nation to integrate nursing science with clinical and laboratory work.  It’s the introduction to hands-on patient care for students, who take part 1 in the spring semester of their freshman year and part 2 in the fall of their sophomore year.

Each week, students have lectures, co-taught by Ms. Quigley and Connie B. Scanga, PhD, anatomy and physiology laboratory work with Dr. Scanga, and clinical nursing laboratory work to learn physical assessment skills with Ms. Quigley.  The physical assessment work includes simulation with manikins to assess body systems, case studies, and using electronic health records (EHRs) to document care.   

Penn Nursing was one of the first schools to use EHRs, starting as a pilot in Ms. Quigley’s courses. Students use the same EHR system as the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to document care for fictional patients. This prepares them for their clinical placements and their careers as nurses.

“I have high expectations for my students, and am right there with them helping them learn and build the foundation for their nursing careers.”


  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • BSN , Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 1984