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    When Nurse Managers Said They Felt Overwhelmed, a Study Aimed to Pinpoint the Extent of Their Workload

    August 24, 2021

    While the joys of nursing drive many caregivers each day, it can be a challenge as most nurses work in high-stress environments — especially for nurse managers who juggle patient care while supporting nursing staff and overseeing unit operations.

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    A Penn Nurse Plays an Integral Role in Temporary COVID-19 Hospital

    April 15, 2021

    For as long as he can remember, Kerwin Barden has put the needs of others ahead of his own. That’s how he explains his decision to enlist, at 19 years old, in the New Jersey Air National Guard as a medic 24 years ago.

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    Finding the Evidence

    October 01, 2019

    As frontline caregivers interacting closely with patients and families, nurses are uniquely positioned to ask questions that might improve processes or lead to even better care.

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    Good Medicine: One Nurse's Path to Hope and Healing

    August 22, 2019

    By the time she started nursing school at age 50, Jennifer Evanson had already worked as a lawyer, taken a hiatus to stay home with her children, and endured the sudden death of her husband, before she experienced an epiphany while volunteering at a homeless shelter.

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    Through Her Eyes: Bringing History to Life at the Philadelphia Science Festival

    April 23, 2019

    To say that Philadelphia was a busy place to be in the summer of 1776 would be an understatement. But, there’s another part of this story that many likely haven’t heard, and that’s the story of Pennsylvania Hospital nurse Lucy Finley.

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    Unity in Community

    May 19, 2017

    After a winter that felt like it could last forever, spring is in full swing. For some, spring means flowers (and sometimes allergies), baseball, and rain showers, but for Penn Medicine, it’s one of the busiest seasons for health fairs, 5K fundraisers, and other community events. One of those 5K fundraisers held earlier this month was the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural “Nurses Week” 5K.

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    From the Rain, There Comes a Rainbow

    May 10, 2017

    It rained hard on Thursday, March 10, 2011. So hard that track practice at Saucon Valley High School was cancelled, leaving sophomore Amanda Illingworth a bit stranded and looking for a ride home. Little did she know the ride she accepted would change the course of the rest of her life.

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    Nathan Francis Mossell, Penn Medicine's First Black Graduate

    February 06, 2017

    Nathan Francis Mossell’s is a figure which looms large in Philadelphia medical history, not just for the barriers he broke but for those he helped others break throughout his life—and the tale of his rise to prominence in the field started right here in the fall of 1879.

  • CSI: Penn Medicine?

    November 14, 2016

    Rhonda Browning doesn’t play a forensics expert on TV, but she is training to be one in real life. With the proliferation of crime dramas like Law & Order SVU, NCIS, and the CSI franchise, forensics has become a big topic – people are interested in it, self-declared Sherlocks around...

  • Costume Halloween Party at the ICN! (Slideshow)

    October 31, 2016

    Heroic firefighters, wickedly adorable witches and even a very hungry caterpillar made appearances at HUP’s Intensive Care Nursery on Friday. Penn’s littlest patients donned costumes of all sorts to celebrate their first Halloween with a family party. As the babies showed off their costumes, family members shared pizza, snacks and...

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