In Nursing We Trust

The past year has propelled America’s most trusted profession into the spotlight, with the World Health Organization’s designation of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife followed by the unprecedented and continuing challenges posed by COVID-19. Penn Nursing alumni and faculty weigh in on coping with the pandemic and on nursing’s essential—and expanding—place in the healthcare system.

Rewriting the Final Chapter

As medicine advances, the choices associated with end-of-life care grow more complex — especially when patients or their families clash with doctors, the state, and occasionally each other, over when to treat and when to let go.

“And Still I Rise”

Penn alumna, School of Nursing professor, and "around-the-way girl" Loretta Sweet Jemmott is working to get mothers and sons in Philadelphia's housing projects talking about preventing teen pregnancy and HIV infection.