Sarah Hope Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN - University of Pennsylvania

Welcome to the
University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing
Faculty Panel
Janet A Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
Sarah Hope Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological
Joseph R Libonati, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Nursing
Terri H Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor
of Nursing of Children
A roadmap for promoting the
health of children with
endocrine disorders
Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Professor of Nursing of Children
Program of Research
Epidemiology of diabetes in children
 Pediatric Growth Assessment
 Racial Disparities in Children with
Endocrine Disorders
 Community Based Participatory
Research- Dance for Health
Exogenous Stem Cell Therapy for Heart
Sarah Hope Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of
Gerontological Nursing
Dr. Kagan's program of clinical research is centered on
human experience and illness, with a focus on symptom
experience for older adults particularly those who have cancer.
Examines the experience of cancer for older adults through
naturalistic, interactionist inquiry using head and neck cancer
as a model to understand cancer experience in older adults.
Accelerated Program
Curriculum and Resources
Accelerated BSN
Plan of Study
Program Begins June 17, 2013
Summer 2013:
• Introduction to Nursing courses
• Physical Assessment
• Clinical – Women and Infant Care
Plan of Study
Junior Year – Fall/ Spring
Research Methods, Pathophysiology and
Pharmacology, Ethics, Health and Social Policy
Clinicals: Pediatrics, Mental Health,
Medical/Surgical, and Gerontology
Senior Year – Summer/Fall
Case Study, Nursing Elective, Research/Service
Clinicals –Community Nursing and Advanced
Clinical Sites
The Hospital of the University of PA (HUP)
Pennsylvania Hospital
Presbyterian Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Lankenau Hospital
Delaware County Hospital
Paoli Hospital
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Fairmount Medical Center
Belmont Hospital
Community locations, such as nursing homes,
schools, clinics, behavioral health centers, etc.
• Eligible for all minors at the MSN level
(e.g. Palliative Care, Global Health, Adult
Oncology, Forensic Science)
• May complete ½ of the MSN minor classes
during BSN studies.
Study Abroad
Semester Programs (delays BSN to May graduation)
• Australia
• Israel
Short term Programs
• Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
• Thailand: Mahidol University
• Latin America: Guatemala/Honduras
• India: Christian Medical College, Tamil Nadu
Summer Clinical
• Botswana: Community Clinical
Study Abroad: Israel
Study Abroad: Hong Kong
Study Abroad: Honduras
Study Abroad: Thailand
Study Abroad: Botswana
Submatriculation to MSN
• BSN 2nd degree students are eligible to apply to
any of the 17 MSN programs during their BSN
• Submatriculation allows students to take up to 3
MSN courses while completing BSN.
• Application:
Eligible after Summer 2013
Essay and one additional recommendation
With 3.2 GPA, eligible for GRE waiver.
MSN Options
• 17 MSN programs, 15 can be completed part-time.
• CRNA and Nurse Midwifery are full-time only
• Nurse Anesthesia, Adult/Gero Acute Care and
Specialty Pediatric programs require work experience
prior to MSN.
• Student have 5 years to complete the MSN from the
date of the BSN completion.
• Student may request to change MSN specialty.
• Fast-Track option for FNP and PNP Programs
Dual Degrees
Masters in Public Health (MPH)/MSN
Plan of study developed after admission to the MPH.
MPH completion typically 12-16 months post-MSN.
Masters in Bioethics (MBE)/MSN
Plan of study developed after admission to the MBE.
MBE completion approximately 12 months.
• Professional Advisors
• Office of Student Services
• Walk-in or by appointment
• Faculty Advisor
• Assigned before Fall 2013
• Peer Advisor
Academic and
Professional Resources
• Career Services
• Weingarten Learning Resources Center
– Office of Student Disabilities Services
– Office of Learning Resources
• The Tutoring Center
• The Writing Center/Kelly Writer’s House
• The Center for Undergraduate Research and
Fellowships (CURF)
Health and Fitness
• Counseling and Psychological Services
• Student Health Services
• Department of Recreation and
Intercollegiate Athletics
• Pottruck Health & Fitness Center
• Penn Park
Cultural and Resource Centers
Greenfield Intercultural Center
Makuu: Black Cultural Center
African-American Resource Center
La Casa Latina
Pan-Asian American Community House
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center
Chaplain’s Office and Religious Centers
Penn Women’s Center
Civic House
Student Life
• Graduate Student Center (Free Coffee, Events, Networking)
• GAPSA – Graduate And Professional Student Association
• Office of Student Life – access to all student groups,
performing arts groups, etc.
• School of Nursing Student Organizations
Student Employment Resources
• Research Opportunities at Penn Nursing
• Student Employment Office
• Weekly e-newsletter sent containing babysitting, research,
and other job opportunities
Transportation & Public Safety
Penn Shuttle/Penn Bus
898-RIDE and 898-WALK
LUCY (Loop through University City)
Philly Car Share
Penn Police Department
– Largest private police department in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, and the fourth largest in the nation
– All Penn Police are full-time sworn municipal police officers
certified through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal
Police Officers Training and Education Commission
Registration & Compliance Timeline
• Mid-April
• PennKey: Setup code sent by email/mail
(Be sure to inform us of ANY address changes!)
• Instructions Sent to establish Penn Nursing email
• Clinical Compliance Process Begins
(Background checks and drug screening)
• Mid-May – Early June:
• Active in the Registration System
• Registration Email sent – Registration Opens
• Classes start 6/17/2013
• Final Immunizations Offered (PPD) – Compliance Due
Contact Us
Penn Nursing Office of Student Services
Fagin Hall, Suite M-18,
[email protected]
Contact Us
Penn Nursing Office of Student Information
(Student records, registration, compliance and information)
Fagin Hall, Suite M-24
[email protected]
Financial Aid
Types of Aid
• Penn Nursing Grant – Based on Financial Need
• Federal Loans
Perkins - Currently forgivable over 5 years
Nursing Student Loan - Maximum interest rate of 5%
Direct Loan - fixed interest rate, may be deferred
Direct Parent Plus (for Dependents under 24)
• Federal Work Study
• Alternative Loans
Alternative Loans
Some important things to look for when researching
Alternative/Private Loan Lenders:
What are their current interest rates?
Are they fixed or variable?
What are the terms and how do the rates vary?
Are lower rates offered with a co-signer?
Is there any penalty for early repayment?
Are there aggregate loan limits?
Please visit the SFS Alternative Loan website: ndersundergraduate.htm
Disclaimer: The University does not require use of the listed vendors; these
are simply vendor options. Feel free to take advantage of any lending
source available to you.
Scholarships and Resources
Accelerated Nursing Scholarship
Over $250,000 available for the 2013cohort
Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship
2013 – 2014 – (8) $10,000 Scholarships
Extermal Resources:
Educational Expenses
2013-2014 Tuition & Fees:
Summer Tuition and Fees
$ 18,428
Health Insurance (estimate)
$ 482
Full Time Tuition (Fall & Spring)
General Fee
$ 3,788
Technology Fee
$ 717
Rec Fee
Total Fall and Spring Tuition & Fees
Living Expense Budget
Living Expense Budget
Academic Year 2013-2014:
$ 8,197
$ 4,548
$ 1,246
Personal (includes Clinical Fee)
$ 2347
Health Insurance* (estimate)
$ 3,400
*not part of student budget, can request budget increase to cover costs
Payment Options
• Penn Monthly Budget Plan
– Available for academic year only
– Enroll begins in March
• Penn Pay
– Link through the Penn Portal or Penn InTouch
Repayment Programs
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
• Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
• Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
• National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment
Program (MIDW & FNP)
Student Panel
Natasha Hoyte
Brian Lin
Laura Mazurkewicz
Kaitlyn Rafferty
Crystal Saucedo
Michael Stawnychy
Darcy Ward
Housing Options
Off-Campus Housing
– Philadelphia Neighborhoods
– Rents in Philadelphia
– Resources
On-Campus Housing
– Graduate Housing
– On-Campus for Summer only
– Resident Advisor or Graduate Associate
Center City Philadelphia
West Philadelphia
Art Museum
Bella Vista/ Queen Village
(South Philadelphia)
• Northern Liberties
Office for Off-Campus Services
Rental Listings
Tips on signing a lease
Average rents
Landlord Surveys
Craig’s List
– Rental Listing
The Philadelphia Weekly
– Rental Listing
– Realtor Listings
The following link lists all the Philadelphia neighborhoods:
Sample Philadelphia Rents
Center City East of Schuylkill to Delaware and Art Museum Area
One Bedroom
Two Bedroom
$686 - $1676
$928 - $3300
$1322- $3,208
Avg. $850-$1100
Avg. $1000-$1500
Avg. $1850-$2200
University City / West Philadelphia 38th to 50th Streets
$595- $1300
Avg. $650-$850
One Bedroom
$645- $2600
Avg. $750-$950
Two Bedroom
$1014- $3300
Avg. $1400-$2000
$1995 - $4098
Avg. $2100-$3000
(Found on the off-campus website, 2012 prices)
On-Campus Housing
• Graduate Housing
– Sansom Place East
– Sansom Place West
• Summer Only Housing
– Can request to live on campus for
summer session only.
– 215-898-9319
• Resident Advisor/ Graduate Associate
Sansom Place East
• America’s first capitol
• Famous eats: Philly
Cheese Steaks, Soft
Pretzels and Water Ice.
• Eagles, Phillies, 76ers,
and the Flyers.
Historical Sites
• Liberty Bell
• National
Constitution Center
• Congress Hall
• Betsy Rose House
Things to do in Philly
• Philadelphia Museum of Art
• The Mütter Museum
• The University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology
• Rodin Museum
• The Franklin Institute Science Museum
• The Academy of Natural Science of Drexel

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