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"Poverty simulation" featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Nursing students engage in poverty simulation

In Philadelphia, 28 percent of residents live in poverty.  To teach its students about poverty, The College of Public Health's nursing department has been running "poverty simulations" for the past two years. They are exercises, run by faculty and community members,  intended to teach nursing students what poverty is truly like – with a shortage of money and a lot of stress.  The Philadelphia Inquirer visited us during a recent simulation and spoke with students and community members about the experience.  Read that story here.

Posted:  April 27, 2015