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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2020

    Penn Nursing wouldn’t let a global pandemic stop it from celebrating our graduates. The annual rite of passage – commencement – looked a little different this year due to COVID-19, but it was still special event. The graduates, their families, friends, and the Penn Nursing community, gathered online for the School’s first-ever virtual graduation on May 18, 2020. We celebrated our students’ years of dedicated studying, clinical rotations, research, papers, and exams, and welcomed another class among the ranks of the Penn Nursing Alumni .

  • Jason Lee, Nu'11, Gnu'18

    Humans of Penn Nursing: Jason Lee, TCRN, CCRN, Nu’11, GNu’18

    “I am an ICU nurse in Manhattan. I have seen my share of trauma, critical illness, and sorrow. But what is happening in my hospital and hospitals across America is on a scale of tragedy not even the most seasoned clinician has experienced.

  • Katie Lord, a registered nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, drew this carto...

    Nurses Go Beyond the Caregiving

    In the face of a disease that requires physical separation from other human beings, these care providers have extended their role, taking on tasks usually relegated to others and sitting in as family and friends to the ill. And the Penn Nursing community is doing all it can to support their colleagues on the frontlines.

  • Story Slam 2020

    In Their Own Words

    Penn Nursing’s second annual Story Slam event was held on February 12th, 2020, and the videos of the evening, along with backstage interviews with each of the storytellers, are available now. The stories highlight the incredible role nurses play in our lives, as well as the endless possibilities for those entering the nursing profession.

  • Mansara (Sara) Hassan, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, Nu’14, GNu’18, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

    Mansara (Sara) Hassan, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, Nu’14, GNu’18

    Six feet of distance prevents hugs. Masks cover smiles. Gloves negate the warm touch of hands. Words uttered convert moments in times such as these into the worst of ones’ life, and our mechanisms of providing comfort are banned in an effort to maintain safety. When a mother’s son is taking his final breaths, how does one hold her up and comfort her if not with their arms?

  • In Their Honor

    Leaders from across Penn and beyond recorded special messages of gratitude and deep appreciation for nurses and healthcare workers in honor of Nurses Week, May 6th - 12th.

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