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.
Mother's diet influences weight-control neurocircuits in offspring
Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who looked at rats whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet and found that the offsprings' feeding controls and feelings of fullness did not function normally.More...
Nursing students learn about traditional Chinese medicine on visit to Hong Kong
Even in today’s high-tech health care world, future professionals have much to learn from ancient medical practices. That was the takeaway for six Penn State nursing students who recently traveled to Hong Kong to learn about Chinese health care and nursing education.More...
Penn State Hershey appoints new chief financial officer
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has selected Stephen Massini to serve as the medical center’s new chief financial officer, effective April 20.More...
The Medical Minute: Endometriosis is real -- and it’s treatable
Endometriosis is difficult to diagnose, with women often being told for years that they are experiencing their "normal period," and according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, it affects one in 10 women. Penn State Hershey gynecological surgeon Gerald Harkins is working to get the word out that women with endometriosis do not have to suffer.More...