IFCK Philadelphia participates in the initiatives for Community Nursing Advocacy

October 27, 2004

IFCK Philadelphia has recently partnered with the Community Nursing Advocacy Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance the education of nurses in the clinical setting by incorporating their skills with the outreach work of our site, in addition to encouraging the nurses to effectively advocate for not only an individual child and family, but as well as all children in the community.

CHOP nurses are some of the best and brightest in our West Philadelphia area. This is why IFCK Philadelphia is excited to participate in and promote the continuing education and outreach of our exceptionally qualified nurses through the Community Nursing Advocacy Fellowship. Certain participating nurses will contribute four hours a month to Injury Free from October-April with goals including: an increased awareness and invovlement with community-based organizations and child advocate leaders such as IFCK; promoting the overall well-being of children by forming collaborative partnerships with these agencies; developing competence and comfort in their role as a child advocate; and promoting nursing as a vital profession in community settings. We are excited to be involved with such a wonderful partnership, and we look forward to the future benefits to our community as a whole!


Gillian Stickney-Swann