February 5, 2015

Tine Hansen-Turton 215.731.7140 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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National Nursing Centers Consortium Names 2015 Carpenter Community Nursing Fellows

Philadelphia, PA— National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), announces its second cohort for the Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship, an introductory and competitive fellowship program in community-based and public health nursing for current and recently graduated nursing students of all levels. The program is supported by a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Fellows will be introduced to the diverse world of public health nursing and career opportunities available in the expanding field of community-based care, which includes nurse-managed and retail health clinics. The curriculum includes best practices of current leaders, technical instruction and important policy shaping healthcare initiatives. Site visits will provide opportunities to interact with current nursing professionals and experience the innovative ideas that are changing the face of healthcare. As part of this experience, participants will have the chance to network with nurse leaders, policy makers, staff at NNCC, members of nurse-managed health clinics and nurse leaders in retail health clinics.

The program launched on November 17, 2014, with a call for applications from Philadelphia-area nursing program students and recent graduates. The continued success of the Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship was shown by the positive outreach and support by numerous Philadelphia nursing programs and more than 50 applications received for 12 available spots.

The following 12 fellows were selected to participate in the initial cohort of the Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship:

  • Tanya Bronzell-Wynder, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Tamisha Hardee, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Robert Harris, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lauren Johnson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hunter McCorkel, University of Pennsylvania
  • Theresa Moran, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Sandy Phan, Drexel University
  • Sam Simon, Widener University
  • Tamika Spady, Temple University
  • Lauren Washington, Drexel University
  • Amy Wan, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sung Whang, Thomas Jefferson University

"Today there are so many opportunities beyond the traditional idea of a nurse that aren't necessarily addressed in nursing programs," said Tine Hansen-Turton, Chief Strategy Officer at PHMC and NNCC Chief Executive Officer, "NNCC is excited to help these young nurses and students expand their career options."

At the end of this semester-long program, the Fellows will have a better understanding of the career opportunities available for nurses that are outside traditional settings, a mentor currently working in the field and an increased sense of their own potential and leadership competence in a workplace setting.

About NNCC
The largest organization of nurse-managed health centers in the United States, National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), works to advance nurse-led health care through policy, consultation, programs and applied research to reduce health disparities and meet people's primary care and wellness needs. Nurse-managed health centers are community-based practices led by advanced practice nurses (primarily nurse practitioners). The nation's nurse-managed health centers reduce health disparities by providing high quality comprehensive primary health care, health promotion, and disease prevention services to uninsured and vulnerable patients in rural, urban, and suburban communities. For more information on NNCC, visit www.nncc.us.

About the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
The fellowship program is supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, which includes among its guidelines support for pre-selected community health nursing projects the communities of Worcester, Massachusetts, Richmond, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This guideline reflects Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter's interest in medical issues and, in particular, Mrs. Carpenter's commitment to and service in the fields of public health nursing and nurse education.