PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is one of three schools nationwide selected to receive the Presidential Award for General Community Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The others are Otterbein College in Ohio and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Lorraine J. Tulman
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
* Expert in birth control and various birth-control methods
* Member of the Food and Drug Administration's Advisory Committee on Reproductive Health
* Studies women's resumption of usual-life activities during and following major life transitions (such as childbearing) and following diagnosis of serious illness (such as breast or ovarian cancer).