The Year of the Nurse & Midwife

Posted January 21st, 2020

“Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards.” -Florence Nightingale The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as “The Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” They are doing so in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the most famous nurse—Florence Nightingale! Both professions play such […]


Nursing’s Strong Suit

Posted May 6th, 2019

I’m sure by now many of you have heard the clip or read about the Washington senator who, speaking about a proposed new law requiring uninterrupted lunch breaks for nurses, mentioned that nurses, “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” As a nurse, obviously I was baffled by this statement…if not a little amused. […]


Nurses – From The Cancer Caregiver’s Perspective

Posted May 16th, 2016

I remember the nurse – after the surgery where we learned the cancer had already spread – who brought blankets and pillows so I could sleep in the recliner next to Hubby’s hospital bed. Because I didn’t have the courage to go home and sleep alone in our bed that night. And I remember how an oncology […]


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Continuing Education for Social Workers and Nurses

Posted September 30th, 2014

Continuing Education for Social Workers and Nurses from 10:00am – 12:30pm ET at Hirst Auditorium, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, First Floor, Dulles Building.


Bridging the Gap in Cancer Care: Penn Congratulates Oncology Nurses in Tanzania, the First Graduates of the OncoLink Cancer Nurse Education Program

Posted April 17th, 2012

On March 27, 2012, 20 nurses from the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Tanzania graduated from the first ever OncoLink Cancer Nurse Education Program.