Student Health Services
Lynn A. Nelson Russom, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Director of Health Services
L. Luke Cellini, MD
Kathleen Baker, MSDN, CRNP, ANP-BC
Assistant Director of Health Services
Jeanne Hendricks RD, LDN, CNSC
Julia Monaco, RN, BSN
Student Health Services
Health Center Tour
Nursing major Shannon Fien '11 and Registered Nurse Julia Monaco offer a tour of Student Health Services , located on Metropolitan Lane on Widener's Main Campus in Chester.
In order for you to be the leader we want you to be, you’ll need to be in top form.
With that in mind, Student Health Services is here to make sure your mind, body, and spirit are in the best shape they can be. We know that values and attitudes are what drive behavior, so we design our our on-campus wellness programs to deepen your understanding of how your body works.
Our goal is to transform you into your own best health advocate. It’s not about nagging you to eat your vegetables. It’s about making you want to do so.
The best health care is the preventative kind, so we do what we can to make sure you take care of yourself. We accomplish this in a number of ways, from awareness campaigns on healthy sexual activity to campus-wide initiatives like our smoke-free program.
Whether you’re a scholar, an athlete, or both, Student Health Services is the first point of contact for most of your health and wellness needs.
Proud to Be Tobacco-Free
In order to promote a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, Widener University became tobacco-free, effective July 1, 2010 on all four campuses.
The Tobacco-Free Policy applies to all university faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors and guests at all times and the use of tobacco, including smoking, will be prohibited within university facilities, outdoor areas, and university owned vehicles. Although this initiative was new for Widener, we followed the lead of many colleges and universities throughout the nation whose campuses are currently tobacco-free.
The purpose of announcing the Tobacco-Free Policy several months in advance of implementation was to give everyone ample opportunity to adjust to these restrictions, while facilitating a smooth transition to a tobacco-free environment. To assist in the adjustment process, the university made available current information regarding resources to assist those who want to quit smoking or those who wish to support someone in their effort to quit.
Student Health Services offers students both educational programming and patient care/individual counseling appointments for options in smoking cessation.