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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2008

Congressman Chakah Fattah Will Speak at Penn on Diversity in the Nursing Profession

PHILADELPHIA –- U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah will speak about the need for diversity in nursing, a profession in which 95 percent of registered nurses are white women and the median age is 45, on Monday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania.

The seminar, sponsored by the Penn School of Nursing, will be held in the Bodeck Lounge of Houston Hall on the Penn campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 30, 2008

Penn Nursing Students Partner With Local High School to Evaluate Elementary Students' Health

PHILADELPHIA –- Students at West Philadelphia’s Sayre High School who are taking a health-education class have been working with University of Pennsylvania nurse practitioner students and Penn School of Nursing faculty to learn accurate growth and diabetes-risk-factor assessment.

They are evaluating children in the Beacon after-school program at Sayre and providing nutrition education and a dance program designed to increase physical activity.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074December 11, 2007

Penn Researcher Identifies "Moral Stress" as a Cause for Nurses Wanting to Leave Hospitals

PHILADELPHIA –- A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that 25% of practicing nurses and social workers experience “moral distress,” causing them to want to leave their positions. Forty-one percent failed to say that they would choose nursing as a profession again.

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