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Preceptors of the Year

Congratulations to our preceptors of the year

2020 - 2021 2019-2020

2020 - 2021 Preceptors of the Year

Faith Mutale, MSN, CRNP

Head and Neck Oncology Provider at the Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Program

Faith annually precepts students for the AGACNP program, particularly those students who are minoring in oncology nursing. Previous students have expressed their appreciation including praising her patience, inclusivity and understanding of the learning process. Faith makes sure that students are challenged and learning every day. She is honest, approachable and always prepared to help out students in their practice in research and evidence. 

Mary Anne Gazdick, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician and Partner
Pediatric Associates of Plymouth, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Mary Anne has shown an exceptional 25-year commitment, mentoring both PNP and FNP students through their pediatric rotations at Pediatric Associates of Plymouth. Mary Anne is an admirable role model for our students, delivering excellent, efficient family centered pediatric care. She is clear in her commitment to nurse practitioner education. Her evaluations from our student are always excellent, including admired for her understanding, intelligence, and patience. 

Amanda Lee, MSN, CRNP-AC, PPCNP-BC

General Pediatrics unit at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in  New Brunswick, NJ

 

Pediatric Acute Nurse Practitioner Program

Amanda is the lead APN on the General Pediatrics unit at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. She is  integral in the success of many of our students over the past several years. She was a former student in our program and as a clinical preceptor she strives to provide the best clinical experiences for the students with patience, competence, and professionalism.

Lauren Eisenhauer, MSN, RN, APN, FNP-BC, CNE

Family Nurse Practitioner at Princeton Sports & Family Medicine, Lawrenceville, NJ

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Lauren serves as a preceptor at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine. She is a former student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Lauren is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Johns Hopkins University. Her clinical knowledge and skills are unsurpassed. She provides high quality, evidenced based care to her patients. Lauren is a constant resource and teacher, mentoring students as they grow. She strives to enhance their knowledge and skills. She teaches through example and creates an amazing experience for students. 

Kathleen Hill O’Neill, RN, MSN, NHA, DNP

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at Bucks County Geriatrics in Langhorne, PA

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Kathleen is a valued member of the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Faculty. She has precepted students in her long term care practice for many years. Kathleen is passionate about providing comprehensive, safe and high quality care to older adults. Her vast experience and strong knowledge base are key elements that make her a very successful preceptor. Students learn evidence- based practice and compassionate care for this vulnerable population. Kathleen’s commitment and willingness to teach our students during the pandemic when sites were extremely limited demonstrates her dedication and prioritization to students. 

David Weiss, MD

Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Psychiatric – Mental Health Program

David’s commitment to students makes him a perennial mainstay of the PMHNP Track. He provides many extra precepting hours to mitigate the pandemic-induced training delays. David gives NP student the confidence to fully participate by combining practical skills, DSM-5 criteria, evidence-based practice, and research to create a comprehensive clinical experience. He encourages collaborative practice, rigorous hands-on instruction and strengthening clinical acumen amongst the interdisciplinary teams. David creates an enjoyable experience to all students.

Melissa Schafer, MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Neonatology Cedar Crest & LVCH Muhlenberg, Allentown & Bethlehem, PA 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program 

Melissa has been a clinical preceptor for more than ten years. She is an alumnus of Neonatal Practitioner program at the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. Melissa has hosted many Penn NNP students including through this past year with all of the challenges presented during the COVID pandemic.

 

Atlanticare Midwives

AtlantiCare Roger B. Hanson Center Childbirth, Pomona NJ

Women’s Health / Nurse-Midwifery Program
The Atlanticare midwives have been outstanding as dedicated, expert preceptors for Penn midwifery students.

Jasmine Perez, CNMJasmine Perez, CNM

 

 


2019 - 2020 Preceptors of the Year

Katarzyna Andruchow, MSN, APN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-B

Advance Practice Providers Division of Hospital Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ

Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Program

Kasia has directly and indirectly precepted over a dozen AGACNP students. As the primary preceptor, Kasia individualizes learning experiences commensurate with student competencies and objectives. As the APP Director, she has created a culture where APP education is revered. Kasia is invested in mentoring our next generation of NPs and it is evident in her everyday student interactions.

Brenda Allgood, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Advocare West Deptford Pediatrics, West Deptford, NJ

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Brenda is recognized for practice excellence, commitment to improving outcomes for patients and families, demonstration of the highest levels of professionalism and dedication to providing high quality clinical education to Penn PNP and Penn FNP students for over a decade. Brenda builds rapport and fosters memorable, long lasting relationships with her students using respectful listening, excellent communication skills, humor and contagious enthusiasm.

Sarah Knox, MSN, CRNP

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Psychiatric – Mental Health Program

In her three years as a Penn Nursing preceptor, Ms. Knox has been a favorite of students and faculty. The faculty has appreciated her invitation to collaborate and her student advocacy. Students have valued her excellent teaching and strong encouragement to develop to their full potentials.

Sharon Jankauskas, MSN, CRNP

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Center, Philadelphia, PA

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Sharon has been nurse practitioner at Penn, Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Center since 2009. Her clinical knowledge and skills are unsurpassed. She provides high quality care to her patients, which she has emulated to her students. She is a constant resource for her students and staff. As a teacher, she has served as a strong preceptor mentoring nursing and medical students. Sharon also holds a lead position in her division.

Laura W. Forrest, MSN, CRNP

Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA 

Pediatric Acute Nurse Practitioner Program

In memory of Laura W. Forrest, MSN, CRNP. Laura was born on September 16, 1964 and grew up in Villanova, PA. Laura started her professional career in nursing at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in 1986 and continued there for 34 years. Laura was an excellent nurse practitioner. She loved caring for her patients and looked forward to seeing them every day.

Moira Winstanley, MSN, CRNP, NNCNP-BC

Newborn Special Care Associates in Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program

Moira is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with Newborn Special Care Associates. She is a former student at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. She has over 31 years experience in the field of Nursing and has worked at Einstein Medical Center and Nemours at Thomas Jefferson Hospital.

Atlanticare Midwives

AtlantiCare Roger B. Hanson Center Childbirth, Pomona NJ

Women’s Health / Nurse-Midwifery Program
The Atlanticare midwives have been outstanding as dedicated, expert preceptors for Penn midwifery students.

Joanna McGrath, CNMJoanna McGrath, CNM Jasmine Perez, CNMJasmine Perez, CNM Tahara Prescott, CNMTahara Prescott, CNM Les Ward, CNMLes Ward, CNM Tarika White, CNMTarika White, CNM