Many faculty in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing not only teach students in the classroom and guide them in the clinical areas, but also maintain a clinical practice of their own. As they continue to serve as professional mentors for their students, the faculty — reflecting the mission, goals, and philosophy of the College — serve the disenfranchised, share their clinical skills and knowledge and ultimately contribute to the health of the region.
Whether they are staff nurses, counselors, nurse practitioners, administrators or volunteers with such organizations as Operation Smile and the American Cancer Society, faculty are emblematic of the College's concern for its larger community. Some examples of faculty impact on the provision of health care in our area are below.
- Counseling at local outpatient community mental health clinics
- Nutrition consulting at the University Counseling Center
- Clinician at nurse-managed free health care clinic for the uninsured and underinsured in the Philadelphia region
- Caring for patients in the labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery units at local hospitals
- Maintaining nurse practitioner practice in Philadelphia area clinics.