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Penn Nursing Students Partner With Local High School to Evaluate Elementary Students' Health
January 30, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Students at West Philadelphia’s Sayre High School who are taking a health-education class have been working with University of Pennsylvania nurse practitioner students and Penn School of Nursing faculty to learn accurate growth and diabetes-risk-factor assessment. They are evaluating children in the Beacon after-school program at Sayre and providing nutrition education and a dance program designed to increase physical activity.
Penn Researcher Identifies "Moral Stress" as a Cause for Nurses Wanting to Leave Hospitals
December 11, 2007
PHILADELPHIA –- A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that 25% of practicing nurses and social workers experience “moral distress,” causing them to want to leave their positions. Forty-one percent failed to say that they would choose nursing as a profession again.
Council Calls for New Partnership Between Nursing and Medicine to Address Personnel Shortages
June 18, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The Council on Physician and Nurse Supply is calling for a new partnership between nursing and medicine to address the growing shortage of physicians and nurses. The Council, based at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, noted physician shortages exist within most specialties and that nursing shortages are widespread.  At current training levels, there will be too few physicians and nurses to meet future demand.
Penn Nursing's LIFE Program for Seniors Opens Facility That's Gone from Community Eyesore to Asset
April 26, 2007
WHAT:  The grand opening of a new facility for the Living Independently for Elders, or LIFE program, a community outreach of the School of Nursing of the University of Pennsylvania.  LIFE provides nursing home-level day care, including medical, dental and personal grooming services and social activities, for more than 300 frail elderly from West Philadelphia who are nursing home-eligible but prefer to live in their own homes. The LIFE staff also make house calls, providing in-home oversight to members.