MSN, RN, CPNP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Undergraduate Nursing
R.N.-B.S.N. Completion Department
Bellet Building, Room 1230
Penny Killian, MSN, RN, MHPNP is an Assistant Clinical Professor with Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions. She teaches Community/Public Health Nursing, Nurses Building a Healthy Community, Global Health Policy and Issues and Cultural Dimensions of Nursing Care in the Undergraduate BSN Nursing Program and Advanced Ethics and Decision Making in the Graduate Nursing Program.
Penny previously volunteered within her community by serving on the Board of Health in South Brunswick Township, NJ as Chairman and Vice Chairman, with the chronically mentally ill in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and as a consultant evaluating community health, health care education and program needs. Penny is currently working with the Public Health Nursing team of Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions at the 11th Street Corridor as well as several other Philadelphia neighborhoods with community members, church groups, local schools and with community health nursing students to deliver health promotion and disease prevention programs. She and a Drexel University colleague have been engaged in community research related to depression in African American Women and exploring the health issues of selected immigrant/refugee populations. An important part of the community work has been collaboration and linkage with many Philadelphia government and nongovernmental agencies that support mental health and overall wellness.
She specializes in Public Health Nursing.
Ms. Killian's special interests include the integration of culturally relevant health education, promotion and disease prevention within community settings and is working to support the integration of psychiatric and primary care services to the persistently mentally ill living in the community setting.