School of Nursing

Real Health Reform Demands an Expanded Role for Nurses

October 14, 2010

Dean Afaf Meleis of the School of Nursing discusses the role of nursing in health-care reform.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Health Industry Power Brokers

September 13, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses nurse shortages.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074September 1, 2010

Penn Nursing's Julie Sochalski Named to Federal Bureau of Health Professions Post

The federal Health and Human Services Administration has announced that Penn professor Julie Sochalski, a well-known expert in the field on healthcare workforce issues and who has directed multiple federal research efforts, has been appointed the Director for the Division of Nursing in the Bureau of Health Professions.

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Nurses Who Are Doctors

August 8, 2010

Afaf Meleis of the School of Nursing comments on proposed training requirements for advanced-practice nurses.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

ERs Not Overheating, but Physicians Wary of Heat Wave

July 7, 2010

Marti Camacho of the School of Nursing says "average recreational athletes” account for most heat wave-related ER patients.

Article Source: ABC News

Low-Tech Pregnancy Device Might Help Birth Attendants Reduce Maternal Mortality

July 6, 2010

Barbara Reale of the School of Nursing leads birth simulation exercises.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Jury's In-Staffing Laws Work

July 1, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences says improved nurse staffing saves lives.

Article Source: American Journal of Nursing

Preparing More Care of Elderly

June 28, 2010

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing says hospitals need to refocus efforts to ensure elderly patients aren’t caught in a cycle of readmission.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Keeping Danger Down When Temps Go Up

June 23, 2010

Tamara Zurakowski of the School of Nursing says heat waves are especially dangerous for the elderly.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Back in the Hospital Again

June 21, 2010

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing is cited for leading a program to prevent long-term hospitalization.

Article Source: Boston Globe