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John Barrett, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

Dr. John Barrett is a School of Nursing faculty member and nurse practitioner who teaches both in the DNP and MSN programs. He recently began a new role in the Emergency Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously practiced at Penn in Family and Sports Medicine where he saw patients in independent clinic sessions for musculoskeletal complaints and full spectrum family care. At the clinic, John onboarded and trained all new providers to the EPIC charting system. He also helped integrate clinical decision tools into well-child visits using templated notes that were implemented for over 50 providers. As a member of the EPIC sprint team, he was a part of a rapid cycle quality improvement project that helped providers decrease charting and increase patient time. Independently, he is developing a mobile application for clinical decision making. His goal is to speed the delivery of evidence at the point-of-care, consequently reducing the average time to get evidence into practice. 

Dawn Elizabeth Bent, DNP, MSN, CRNA

Dr. Dawn Elizabeth Bent began her career as an Adult Critical Care nurse in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care unit. She has practiced in the Pediatric Intensive care unit for over 25 years. Dr. Bent is both a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and serves as Program Director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has practiced anesthesia for 15 years and served as an anesthesia educator for 12 years. Dr. Bent has been awarded the School of Nursing Preceptor award nominated by her by students and strives to improve patient experiences at St. Christopher’s Hospital. Dr. Bent believes remaining invested in the clinical practice of anesthesia is essential to excelling as an educator. Her personal commitment to the success of each of her students by mentoring and leadership contributes to her guidance of the next generation of CRNAs. 

Alycia Bischof DNP, CRNP, PNP-BC

Alycia Bischof is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She earned her BSN, MSN, and DNP degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been practicing as a PNP at Advocare Woodbury Pediatrics since 1996. In addition to patient care, she provides education in chart documentation and billing guidelines to Advocare providers. She has also been actively precepting PNP and FNP students for the past 25 years. Alycia is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing at Penn, teaching physical assessment and serving as the Clinical Placement Coordinator. She is involved with interviewing perspective students as well as speaking at Admissions Events Her expertise is in medical billing and coding. As a proud Penn Alumni, Alycia is the Class of 1990 Vice President. She is part of the reunion committee and the Co-Chair of the Nursing Events and Outreach committee.