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.
Hershey dean/CEO completes ice bucket challenge for ALS
Dr. Craig Hillemeier, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State's senior vice president for health affairs, and dean of the Penn State College of Medicine, took the ice bucket challenge today (Aug. 28) on behalf of the Penn State Hershey ALS Clinic, which sees about 200 patients from across Pennsylvania and conducts cutting edge research into the causes and potential treatments for ALS. The Penn State Nittany Lion did the dousing.More...
Sebastianelli, Lynch take on new roles in State College
Dr. Wayne J. Sebastianelli, who has served as director of athletic medicine at Penn State since 1992, has been named the new associate dean for clinical affairs for the Penn State College of Medicine Regional Campus in State College. Dr. Scott Lynch, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and the director of sports medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, will become the new director of athletic medicine for the University.More...
The Medical Minute: Screening and awareness mean fewer prostate cancer deaths
Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it also is the result of more judicious screening.More...
New simulation area lets patients, parents practice their new device
Patients and parents of Children’s Hospital patients can now practice PICC home care in a new patient education simulation area in the Children’s Hospital Resource Center. A PICC - peripherally inserted central catheter – is a tube usually inserted in the upper arm into a vein to allow extended intravenous access for medicine delivery, blood draws, and other procedures. Home care is important to avoid complications like infection. The area was created jointly by the Penn State Hershey Clinical Simulation Center and the Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council.More...