Nursing at Penn Medicine

A Message from Regina Cunningham

Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN

Welcome to Penn Nursing! I invite you to join a spectacular team of nursing professionals who are practicing in one of the world's most advanced health care environments. Our nursing care delivery systems span the continuum of health and illness, reaching across ambulatory, acute, and post-acute care settings. Within these diverse practice environments, nurses are highly regarded and respected partners in care management and delivery.

Penn nursing is deeply rooted in rich and proud traditions that are based on dedication to service, academic excellence, clinical proficiency, and tremendous personal commitment to patients and families. Nurses at Penn have the opportunity to engage in a thriving and supportive environment where they can contribute to the delivery of extraordinary nursing care that is associated with consistently superior outcomes. We set the bar high and foster a culture of excellence, inquiry, innovation, and learning. The voice of Penn nursing is articulated through the work of shared governance structures. In these forums, professional nurses advance standards of clinical practice and drive the quality of care delivery. Nurses have the support of an extremely talented and high-functioning nursing leadership team who are engaged in transforming the face of nursing every day.

In many ways, we are at the dawn of a new age in healthcare. I know that Penn nurses will continue to make substantial contributions to care delivery as the roles of nursing continue to evolve within the context of value-based healthcare. Nursing at Penn offers tremendous opportunities to flourish and contribute in ways that are meaningful, challenging, and rewarding both personally and professionally. Come join us!

All my best,

Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN

Chief Nurse Executive/Associate Executive Director