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  • <div class="hero c-white"><div class="shell"><figure class="hero__background"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg" alt="Hazel Ekeke" width="1376" height="604" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15360_Hazel.rev.1703093142.jpg 2x" data-max-w="2752" data-max-h="1208"/> </picture> </figure><!-- /.hero__background --><div class="hero__content"><h1>“I love that Penn Nursing constantly uplifts the nursing field and reminds me that nursing is an outstanding career. ”</h1><div class="hero__actions"><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/18594-hazel-ekeke" class="btn hero__btn"><span>Read about Hazel</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing-bsn/minors/" class="btn hero__btn btn--red"><span>Undergraduate Minors</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/our-expertise/global-health/" class="btn hero__btn btn--green"><span>Global Health</span></a></div><!-- /.hero__actions --></div><!-- /.hero__content --></div><!-- /.shell --></div>
  • <div class="hero c-white"><div class="shell"><figure class="hero__background"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png" alt="Jackie Raab, Penn Nursing" width="1376" height="604" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15327_Jackie_Raab_2752x1208.rev.1702668412.png 2x" data-max-w="2752" data-max-h="1208"/> </picture> </figure><!-- /.hero__background --><div class="hero__content"><h1>“Penn truly has the best curriculum for graduate students. The flexibility and quality of content is unmatched.”</h1><div class="hero__actions"><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/18625-jackie-raab" class="btn hero__btn"><span>Read about Jackie</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/dnpel/" class="btn hero__btn btn--red"><span>DNP in Executive Leadership</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/our-expertise/practice/" class="btn hero__btn btn--green"><span>Practice</span></a></div><!-- /.hero__actions --></div><!-- /.hero__content --></div><!-- /.shell --></div>
  • <div class="hero c-white"><div class="shell"><figure class="hero__background"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/15457_Janelle.rev.1705073696.jpg" alt="Janelle Scruggs" width="1376" height="604" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/> </picture> </figure><!-- /.hero__background --><div class="hero__content"><h1>“A significant part of my decision to become a primary care nurse practitioner stems from my drive to make a larger impact on my community.”</h1><div class="hero__actions"><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/18681-janelle-scruggs" class="btn hero__btn"><span>Read About Janelle</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/pediatric-primary-care-nurse-practitioner/" class="btn hero__btn btn--red"><span>Pediatric Primary Care NP</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/lal-community-care-np-fellowship/" class="btn hero__btn btn--green"><span>Lauder Fellowship</span></a></div><!-- /.hero__actions --></div><!-- /.hero__content --></div><!-- /.shell --></div>
  • <div class="hero c-white"><div class="shell"><figure class="hero__background"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/500/height/219/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/800/height/351/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1200/height/527/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png" alt="Oulaya Louaddi, Penn Nursing" width="1376" height="604" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/1376/height/604/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2752,1208/15324_Oulaya_Louaddi_2752x1208.rev.1702665646.png 2x" data-max-w="2752" data-max-h="1208"/> </picture> </figure><!-- /.hero__background --><div class="hero__content"><h1>“I was able to pursue minors in Global Health and East Asian Languages and Civilizations which I would not have been able to do anywhere else as a nursing major.”</h1><div class="hero__actions"><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/18626-oulaya-louaddi" class="btn hero__btn"><span>Read about Oulaya</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/bsn-program/" class="btn hero__btn btn--red"><span>BSN program</span></a><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing-bsn/minors/" class="btn hero__btn btn--green"><span>Minors</span></a></div><!-- /.hero__actions --></div><!-- /.hero__content --></div><!-- /.shell --></div>

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The Power of Possibility

A healthier, more equitable future is possible, and Penn Nursing is the force that fuels the possibilities.

New Multi-year, Multi-million Dollar Grant Supports Ongoing Partnership Between Penn Nursing and City of Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce a new $5.5 million NIH grant focused on chronic disease self-management among Philadelphia residents. The project builds on a sustained strategic partnership between Penn Nursing, the Philly CEAL Community Advisory Coalition, and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO). 

  • <section class="section-feature-profile-questions bg-c-beige"><div class="shell"><div class="section__inner"><div class="section__image-wrapper"><div class="section__head section__head--mobile"><div class="heading-label section__head-label"><p>Five Questions For...</p></div><!-- /.heading-label --><h2 class="h1">Huseyin Cakir</h2><!-- /.h1 --></div><!-- /.section__head section__head-/-mobile --><figure class="section__image media"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="693" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,3199/15104_655be15ecf708_9926_16879760659434.rev.1700520287.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3199" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </figure><!-- /.section__image --></div><!-- /.section__image-wrapper --><div class="section__content"><img src="/live/resource/image/assets/images/svg/arrow.rev.1695159636.svg" class="section__btn js-expand-trigger" alt="" loading="lazy"/><header class="section__head"><div class="heading-label section__head-label"><p>Five Questions For...</p></div><!-- /.heading-label --><h2 class="h1"> Huseyin Cakir </h2><!-- /.h1 --></header><!-- /.section__head --><div class="section__body"><div class="lw_accordion"><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite Penn activity / hobby outside of class?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> I am a part of the Admissions Deans Advisory Board where I work closely with the Dean of Admissions (Whitney Soule) to give a “campus pulse” and student perspective of admissions practices and prospective student retention. </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">The most memorable moment I’ve had at Penn Nursing so far is…?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> One of my most memorable moments at Penn Nursing was the journey from struggling on my first two exams in Anatomy and Physiology to achieving a significant improvement on my final exam, finishing the class with a strong grade. This transformation not only highlights my determination but also the support I received from my professors. It’s a testament to the importance of adaptability and the willingness to revise my study habits when facing obstacles. Overcoming adversity in a rigorous course like Anatomy and Physiology is no small feat, and my success reflects my hard work and the valuable guidance provided by my professors. This experience is a reminder that the journey through nursing school isn’t always smooth, but the ability to learn from setbacks and use them as stepping stones to success defines a dedicated student. </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What is something that you really like about your program of study?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> I really like the different ranges and clinical placement locations in our program of study. It’s great to see that we often get the opportunity to work at the best hospitals in the area, and we’re paired up with very experienced and knowledgeable clinical instructors. This hands-on experience is invaluable, as it not only provides us with exposure to various healthcare settings but also allows us to learn from some of the best in the field, making our education not only comprehensive but also practical and rewarding. </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite thing about your cohort and/or the community at Penn?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> My favorite thing about my cohort and the Penn community is the close-knit nature of our nursing cohort. With roughly 100 students per year, we spend the majority of our time together in classes, clinical placements, and various nursing-related activities. As a senior now, our class feels like a big family. The significance of these nursing cohorts cannot be overstated; we’ve built strong bonds, shared experiences, and supported each other throughout our academic journey. The sense of community and camaraderie within our cohort not only enhances the learning experience but also creates lasting friendships and a sense of belonging that is truly special. </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What or who has inspired you the most while pursuing your degree, and why?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> I was a personal trainer in high school, and what inspired me the most during my pursuit of a nursing degree was the experience of helping people both physically and mentally when it came to their health and well-being. The fulfillment I found in assisting individuals in their fitness journeys made me realize that nursing was the career path with the most transferable skills within the healthcare field. Nursing allows me to continue making a positive impact on people’s lives, not only in terms of their physical health but also their overall well-being, which has been a driving force in my educational journey. </div></section></div></div><!-- /.section__body --></div><!-- /.section__content --></div><!-- /.section__inner --></div><!-- /.shell --></section>
  • <section class="section-feature-profile-questions bg-c-beige"><div class="shell"><div class="section__inner"><div class="section__image-wrapper"><div class="section__head section__head--mobile"><div class="heading-label section__head-label"><p>Five Questions For...</p></div><!-- /.heading-label --><h2 class="h1">Taylor Jaaska</h2><!-- /.h1 --></div><!-- /.section__head section__head-/-mobile --><figure class="section__image media"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="693" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2398,3200/15099_655be15bb0eb3_9834_16879760659434.rev.1700520284.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2398" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </figure><!-- /.section__image --></div><!-- /.section__image-wrapper --><div class="section__content"><img src="/live/resource/image/assets/images/svg/arrow.rev.1695159636.svg" class="section__btn js-expand-trigger" alt="" loading="lazy"/><header class="section__head"><div class="heading-label section__head-label"><p>Five Questions For...</p></div><!-- /.heading-label --><h2 class="h1"> Taylor Jaaska </h2><!-- /.h1 --></header><!-- /.section__head --><div class="section__body"><div class="lw_accordion"><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite place to eat on campus or in the city?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> Kalaya in Fishtown </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite place on campus?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> The cobblestone streets right in the middle of campus </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What is something that you really like about your program of study?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> I love how the WHNP/CNM program emphasizes the importance of the history of health care, social impacts, current issues in society, and important reproductive justice information along with the course curriculum </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite thing about your cohort and/or the community at Penn?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> Everyone is so excited to be there. It truly feels like everyone wants the best for each other and does everything they can to uplift one-another. </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What or who has inspired you the most while pursuing your degree, and why?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> One of our faculty, Casey Benchimol, has been incredibly inspiring. Their lectures not only teach required content but bring about important social topics, discuss the “hard things”, create space to express and feel different emotions and ideas, and make you feel heard and respected. They are a wonderful faculty member and the WHNP/CNM program is incredibly lucky to have them! </div></section></div></div><!-- /.section__body --></div><!-- /.section__content --></div><!-- /.section__inner --></div><!-- /.shell --></section>
  • <section class="section-feature-profile-questions bg-c-beige"><div class="shell"><div class="section__inner"><div class="section__image-wrapper"><div class="section__head section__head--mobile"><div class="heading-label section__head-label"><p>Five Questions For...</p></div><!-- /.heading-label --><h2 class="h1">Breanne Mastromarino</h2><!-- /.h1 --></div><!-- /.section__head section__head-/-mobile --><figure class="section__image media"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1280/15295_thumbnail_Breanne_Mastromarino_square_1.rev.1702608214.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1280/15295_thumbnail_Breanne_Mastromarino_square_1.rev.1702608214.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1280/15295_thumbnail_Breanne_Mastromarino_square_1.rev.1702608214.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1280/15295_thumbnail_Breanne_Mastromarino_square_1.rev.1702608214.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/480/height/693/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1280/15295_thumbnail_Breanne_Mastromarino_square_1.rev.1702608214.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="693" data-max-w="1280" data-max-h="1280" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </figure><!-- /.section__image --></div><!-- /.section__image-wrapper --><div class="section__content"><img src="/live/resource/image/assets/images/svg/arrow.rev.1695159636.svg" class="section__btn js-expand-trigger" alt="" loading="lazy"/><header class="section__head"><div class="heading-label section__head-label"><p>Five Questions For...</p></div><!-- /.heading-label --><h2 class="h1"> Breanne Mastromarino </h2><!-- /.h1 --></header><!-- /.section__head --><div class="section__body"><div class="lw_accordion"><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite place on campus?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> John M. Huntsman Hall 2nd Floor Quiet Study Room </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite Penn activity / hobby outside of class?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> Exercising, especially running in Philadelphia </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">The most memorable moment I’ve had at Penn Nursing so far is…?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> …receiving recognition for my accomplishments as an undergraduate while knowing that I would one day return as a graduate student by submatriculation. </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What is something that you really like about your program of study?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> I love how flexible and accommodating it is toward students of different paths. We have options to go part-time or full-time and do clinical rotations in a variety of areas especially if they are closer to home. I also love how much emphasis there is on clinical practice and case studies even in didactic courses. Our professors schedule guest lecturers who are experts in their fields to engage us in dynamic learning experiences. </div></section><section class="lw_accordion_block"><h4 class="lw_accordion_block_title"><button aria-expanded="false" type="button">What’s your favorite thing about your cohort and/or the community at Penn?</button></h4><div class="lw_accordion_block_content" aria-hidden="true"> The students in my program share clinical anecdotes from a variety of work backgrounds which helps us learn from one another. </div></section></div></div><!-- /.section__body --></div><!-- /.section__content --></div><!-- /.section__inner --></div><!-- /.shell --></section>

The Penn Nursing Community

Faith Mutale

Teaching provides me with an opportunity to positively impact the next generation of nurses.

My ultimate goal is to improve education for nurses and advanced practice providers on appropriate care for LGBTQ+ individuals in order to reduce healthcare disparities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Wendy A. Henderson

We prepare the next generation of diverse clinical and translational scholars to use disruptive technologies to improve patient outcomes with a specific interest in Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Genomics.

My experience at Penn Nursing was simply exceptional. My instructors and professors were so knowledgeable and inspiring. Students at Penn Nursing have limitless opportunities to learn and connect with experts in so many ways.

Lauren Odegaard

I was grateful to make close friends within my cohort that motivated and inspired me throughout the program.

Cities are dynamic places that can promote health and at the same time be the foundation for profound health inequalities. My research focuses on how injury risks and outcomes intersect with the social and structural conditions of urban environments.

Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN

Injury is the leading cause of death in adolescents and addressing behaviors that contribute to injury is of vital importance in promoting later adult health.

The best clinical education I received at Penn Nursing was being precepted by others.  It’s been important for me to precept students ever since.

Stories & News

  
Illustration by: Daniel Lievano

A Call for Renaming Clinical Research Partnerships

In a recently published opinion piece in BMJ Open, “Rhetoric of Research: A Call for Renaming the Clinical Research Partnership,” authors from Penn Nursing and Georgetown University School of Nursing, present a compelling argument for rethinking the language used to describe participants in clinical research. The opinion calls for a shift from the traditional term “patient participant” to “participant partner,” emphasizing the crucial role of participants in all facets of the research process.

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Events

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    June 26 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

    Penn Nursing Alumni - AANP Happy Hour (Nashville)

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    July 10 | 12:00pm EDT

    MSN Programs Info Session

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    July 23 | 4:00pm EDT

    MSN Programs Virtual Information Session

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    July 24 | 12:00pm EDT

    MS in Nutrition Science Info Session

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    July 24 | 6:00pm EDT

    Master of Professional Nursing Info Session

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    July 30 | 7:00pm EDT

    Leonard A. Lauder Community Care NP Program Virtual Info Session

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    August 14 | 7:00pm EDT

    Leonard A. Lauder Community Care NP Program Virtual Info Session