Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Undergraduate Nursing
R.N.-B.S.N. Completion Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 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. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Jersey City State College in New Jersey and her Masters Degree from LaSalle University in Pennsylvania. Penny has completed a Post Masters Degree from MCPHU and is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She recently attended the Alden Bioethics Institute and received a Certificate in Clinical Bioethics.
Penny previously volunteered within her community by serving on the Board of Health in South Brunswick Township, N.J. 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. Her 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. Penny is currently working with the Public Health Nursing team of Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Profession 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.