Welcome to Penn State Hershey Nursing
Nursing Excellence is a Central Pillar of Our Patient Care
We promote high standards for professional practice and career development through professional development, innovations in life-long learning, collaborative practice, and shared governance models. Nurses represent the department on institution and campus-wide committees and play an important role in designing our health care system.
Nurses at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are bright, motivated and caring. They are technically and intellectually prepared to provide the best cancer care available.
Nearly 2,500 professional nurses work in our clinics and hospital as direct care providers, research nurses, advanced practice nurses, case managers and in numerous other roles.
Diversity of Practice
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers a fast-paced environment where nurses learn, grow and remain personally and professionally challenged. Our nurses appreciate that they can customize and build their careers, within a variety of clinical specialties, to meet their needs and interests.
Primary care physicians can be critical resource for abused women in rural areas
Many primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV), according to Penn State medical and public health researchers. Rural women who are exposed to such violence have limited resources if they seek help.More...
The Medical Minute: Easing back-to-school anxieties in kids
After a summer of lazy afternoons and late bedtimes, parents of school-aged children face the deadline for helping their young ones transition to not only a new routine and schedule -- but also the academic and social challenges a new school year brings. “The bigger the transition, the younger the child and the less experience with school, the more potential there is for anxiety,” says Dr. James Waxmonsky, associate professor of psychiatry and division chief of child psychiatry at Penn State Hershey.More...
Hershey graduate students to take oath on Friday
Incoming graduate students pursuing master of public health, master of science or doctoral degrees at Penn State College of Medicine will participate in the Graduate Student Oath Ceremony, at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 22, in the University Conference Center at Hershey. During this ceremony, first-year graduate students take an oath to uphold the values of integrity, professionalism and scholarship throughout their academic careers.More...
Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage
Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.More...