School of Nursing

Afaf I. Meleis

Associate Dean for
Academic Programs
Anne Keane

Associate Dean for Practice
and Community Affairs
Eileen Sullivan-Marx

Associate Dean for Research
Linda A. McCauley

Director, Nursing
Honors Program
M. Katherine Hutchinson

Chair, Family and
Community Health Division
Lois K. Evans

Chair, Biobehavioral and
Health Sciences Division
Terri E. Weaver

Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Carol Ladden

Assistant Dean of Academic
and Student Affairs
Christina M. Costanzo Clark

Associate Directors,
Academic Affairs
Joanne Murray
Adam B. Sherr
The information provided in this Bulletin will be useful as you choose from a variety of educational experiences available at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Nursing.  As educational opportunities and policies are subject to periodic change, please refer to the School of Nursing Undergraduate Handbook, available online at www.nursing.upenn.edu/students/handbooks/, for the most current information.
The mission of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is to make a significant societal impact through the generation and dissemination of new knowledge, development of new models of care that define excellent practice, and preparation of future clinicians, scholars, and global leaders of the profession.
Scholarship and Research
We believe that integration of the arts and sciences is the basis for nursing knowledge and the framework for nursing practice and scholarship.  Nursing knowledge encompasses empirical, philosophical, historical, ethical, and personal ways of knowing, and is fundamental to the advancement of professional practice.  Scholarship encompasses more than research, but also the integration of research into practice and the advancement and dissemination of nursing knowledge.  Research is integral in every educational program and is strengthened by participating in and contributing to the rich scholarly environment of the University.
Nursing is scientifically based and carried out autonomously as well as interdependently.  The focus is development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge about nursing actions that promote positive changes in patients, systems of care, and the larger society.  Nurses collaborate with individuals, families, groups, communities, and other professions to achieve health and well-being for all people.
The School of Nursing is responsive to numerous influences that shape health care, including evolving models of care, consumer advocacy, demographic changes, and advances in science and technology.  The faculty are committed to a