Nursing at Penn Medicine

A Message from Victoria Rich

Victoria L. Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN

Our Nursing Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania offers a wealth of opportunities for nurses. Here, nurses have the opportunity to practice both inpatient and outpatient care in one of the most professionally fulfilling environments in the nation. The culture combines exceptional leadership, state-of-the-art technology and high quality patient care within a family-oriented environment. Our nurses are valued members of a multidisciplinary team who are proud to be a part of the tradition of nursing excellence. This compassionate care is the bond that keeps patients and families connected to our services.

Even though we are a national leader, our aspirations are to continue to improve. We set the standards high, advancing the art and science of professional nursing through transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary evidence based practices, and new knowledge innovation. These fundamental principles have empowered our nurses to become leaders in their field within an environment that fosters continuous improvement.

I invite you to join our exceptional nursing team and to take this journey with me, your Chief Nursing Officer, and other authentic nurse leaders, in continuing to redesign our future in order to provide world-class nursing care. I guarantee you that this is a journey worth taking.


Victoria L. Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chief Nurse Executive