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Bridging the Gaps

Funding Organization:

Pennsylvania Department of Health and numerous public and private funders

1991 - present

Bridging the Gaps originated in Philadelphia and is a nationally-recognized program providing an intensive summer interdisciplinary internship. Students with an interest in community health and public health can develop these interests and apply population based skills under the guidance of community and faculty mentors. The program is administered by multiple schools of nursing, medicine, and public health including Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the University of Pittsburgh. The collaboration forms a statewide Bridging the Gaps Network. La Salle University School of Nursing and Neighborhood Nursing Center have been involved in one or more aspects of the Bridging the Gaps initiative since 1995.

Undergraduate nursing students are recruited to apply for a position as a summer intern during the academic year by the Undergraduate Program Director at the School of Nursing and the Associate Director of the Nursing Center.

Contact at La Salle:
Denise N. Bailey, Ed.D, MSN, RN, CSN

(215) 951-1436