Barco’s Nightingales Foundation continues to support and promote the profession of nursing and to encourage nursing students in their endeavors. With the growing nursing shortage, it’s gratifying to see so many students pursue advanced degrees and training in the filed of nursing. Many of nursing students, like Jodi and others profiled from the University of Pennsylvania, for example, are rising stars in their fields.

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School of Nursing senior Jodi Feinberg is one of five inaugural recipients of the President’s Engagement Prizes, a new initiative awarded to Penn seniors to design and undertake fully-funded local, national, or global engagement projects during the first years after they graduate from Penn.
Feinberg’s project, Home, Heart, Health: Engaging the Community in Bridging the Gap, is to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation model for home care, with the support of the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. The goal of Feinberg’s one-of-a-kind program is to serve as a much-needed bridge between inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, ensuring that patients are steadily progressing along the cardiac rehabilitation continuum.  Feinberg is being mentored by Terri Lipman, Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Nursing of Children, and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement in the School of Nursing.
“I really feel like this is the dream of every Penn nursing student – to be able to change the world,” Feinberg told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

We encourage you to learn about these amazing young women and men and to join us in applauding their efforts.
 
~Michael and Frida Donner