For Nurses and Advanced Practice

Nurses with the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP) play an integral part at Penn Medicine by providing high quality, individualized outpatient care. Over 1,500 nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and other care providers make up the exceptional health care team of CPUP.

A Message from CPUP's Chief Nursing Officer

Photo of 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

A Continuum of Care

CPUP nurses ensure continuity across the patient care experience. As valued members of a multidisciplinary team with a long, proud tradition of outstanding nursing care, they partner with physicians who are repeatedly listed in Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Docs" issue. This outstanding care is the common thread that keeps patients and their families connected to the services they need when they need them.

Commitment to Continued Education

Opportunities for learning are limitless at CPUP. Educational programs directed to outpatient practice and a pre-paid tuition benefit program are offered as part of the commitment to excellence that CPUP provides.

The dynamic nursing department responds quickly to changes in the health care industry by continuously bringing evidence-based practices to the best outpatient nursing care in the world. The strong relationships with local nursing schools contribute to an environment that is dynamic and rewarding. Excellent mentoring by our CPUP nursing staff enhances clinical experiences for students.

Nursing Specialties at CPUP

CPUP provides ambulatory care in approximately 150 practice locations throughout the Philadelphia region, including West Philadelphia and Radnor, as well as Cherry Hill, NJ. There are numerous specialties and subspecialties available for dynamic and challenging nursing careers at CPUP including:

CPUP nursing opportunities are found at the following locations:

  • One of the largest cancer centers in the country, Penn's Abramson Cancer Center is a national leader in cancer research, patient care and education. The center has for 30 years maintained continuous designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor offers patients premier specialty and primary care with expertise in more than 30 specialties, as well as a Women's Imaging Center. To meet the needs of the community, a variety of on-site health education programs are available.
  • Penn Medicine and Penn Cardiology at Cherry Hill is a 10,000 square foot multi-specialty facility bringing world-class medicine to South Jersey. The services offered at Penn Medicine and Penn Cardiology at Cherry Hill include cancer care, orthopaedics, women's health, immunizations and internal medicine.
  • Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine offers even more opportunities for nurses interested in caring for patients and families. This state-of-the-art outpatient center offers the most advanced treatment options available.
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