Student Initiatives

Our students are some of the greatest assets to our school and community.


Community Champions

Our student-led, faculty mentored Community Champions program brings Penn Nursing students out of the classroom and into the greater Philadelphia community to share their skills and learn from their experiences.

Minorities in Nursing Organization (MNO)

Minorities in Nursing Organization (MNO) provides a supportive network, particularly for minorities and students of color in the nursing school. We promote cultural awareness within the School of Nursing, the University at large, and within the Philadelphia community for all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA)

The Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA) fosters leadership, promotes peer mentoring, and engages in social events that will engender relationships to carry our nursing profession forward. We seek opportunities for students to engage with faculty and community service events, particularly in the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community.

Student Nurses at Penn (SNAP)

SNAP Community Service collaborates with a wide range of volunteer organizations around the Philadelphia area to engage nursing students with their local community. Our hope in spreading awareness of these great causes is to inspire future nursing leaders to promote health and activism in their own neighborhoods.


Monique Howard, EdD, MPH
Senior Director of Women’s Health Initiatives
Senior Director of Community Engagement