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Today, fewer than half of U.S. counties have emergency texting capabilities. Rising juniors Anthony Scarpone-Lambert of Penn Nursing and Kirti Shenoy of Wharton want to change that with their nonprofit Text-911.

A Push for Emergency Texting Services Across the United States


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    Moral Distress and Moral Strength Among Clinicians in Health Care Systems: A Call for Research

    Nurse burnout impacts both nurses and patients, and significantly influences the retention of nurses in the healthcare setting, research shows. But could burnout be a symptom of something larger?

  • How to Successfully Recruit Minority Adolescents for STI/HIV Prevention Research

    Disparities in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV between Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents and their white counterparts are well documented. Culturally and developmentally appropriate efforts targeted to help these youth establish healthy practices to lower their risk of sexually transmitted infections are warranted. However, such interventions present unique challenges in recruiting and retaining research participants.

  • Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, GR’95

    Humans of Penn Nursing: Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, GR’95

    “Around 1980, I worked in a 14-bed trauma ICU in Washington DC as a primary nurse leading a team of 7 nurses who provided care to our primary patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One primary patient was a 19-year old man who had survived a serious motor vehicle crash. He had a brain injury and was slowly emerging from a coma and had complex wounds over his entire body. He was in isolation and my team and I spent hours each shift in his isolation room without a break to manage his wounds over several months.

  • American Academy of Nursing Announces New Fellows

    Eight nursing professionals with ties to Penn Nursing will be inducted as 2019 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Two are current Penn employees and alumnae; one being a current faculty member; and the other being a program director at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. The additional six are Penn Nursing alumni.

  • Jim Hettinger 'NU21

    Humans of Penn Nursing: Jim Hettinger, Nu’21

    “I spent a summer as an extern in a hospital’s progressive care unit and had a patient who was a four-year-old girl on the autism spectrum. She also had a problem with her airway that made her nonverbal. I cared for her for three days straight and on the morning of the third day I came in to find her crying. We keep patients like her in “bubble-top” cribs to prevent them from climbing out and injuring themselves, so I came in and opened up the top. I was trying to figure out why she was crying. No signs of being in pain, and her diaper wasn’t wet. I offered her favorite toy but she kept crying. So the question became, what did she want?

  • Stephanie Tran Rojas 'NU20

    Humans of Penn Nursing: Stephanie Tran Rojas, Nu’20

    We are happy to announce the launch of a brand new feature - Humans of Penn of Nursing. Inspired by Humans of New York, we take a look at the meaningful stories of the community here at Penn Nursing. First up is Stephanie Tran Rojas, Nu’20.

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