Each year, in the Spring, the School of Nursing invites a scholar to visit and deliver comments to our faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the SON and the University. The speaker for 2014 is Dr. Nancy Hanrahan, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hanrahan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and her masters and doctoral degrees from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Hanrahan is a national leader in psychiatric mental health nursing and known for her work documenting the psychiatric nurse workforce and her expertise in system-level mental health services research. Current, she is a faculty member in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hanrahan is involved with state and national policy initiatives such as parity, quality indicators, creating a web-based advanced practice psychiatric nurse employment guide, and reviewing RUC codes for reimbursement.
Please join the School of Nursing as guests of Interim Director Dr. Elaine Fisher, faculty, and staff.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is funded by a generous gift from the late Evelyn Tovey. This gift enables the School of Nursing to address key initiatives in support of the school's vision to provide excellent academic programs and promote student success. Evelyn Tovey is remembered by the School family as a caring person and a very competent faculty member committed to students. She retired from the University in 1975 as Professor Emeritus of Nursing. She passed away at age 89 in October 2004.