We’re here for you. Penn Nursing’s Student Services is dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals in a supportive, holistic environment.
Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing!
Our staff is here to orient you and provide a smooth transition to Penn Nursing and the University, facilitate your course registration and clinical compliance, help advise you on academic options to include in your plan of study, introduce you to student life within the school and on the Penn campus, refer you to support services and resources, and celebrate your accomplishments with you at graduation.
We invite you to visit us in Suite M-18 of Claire Fagin Hall and learn more about our services.
You can reach us at 215-898-6687 or email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you in person!
Christina M. Costanzo, EdD
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Academic Affairs
Penn Nursing’s Amy Sawyer, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Sleep & Health Behavior in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, is co-lead investigator for a study showing that patients with untreated, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, but the risk of incident heart problems was decreased in those who used CPAP therapy. The findings were published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep and were presented as a poster during Virtual SLEEP 2021.
The current Medicare reimbursement policy for nurse practitioners (NPs) allows NPs to directly bill Medicare for services that they perform, but they are reimbursed at only 85% of the physician rate. A growing number of states are granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners. Even more states have loosened practice restrictions due to COVID-19. Both of these reasons illustrate why payment parity is essential.