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Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top choices for nursing education, Penn Nursing is charged with advancing the entire profession, from practice to policy

Undergraduate and Transfer Programs

The undergraduate and transfer program uses hands-on, mentored education to transform what happens in the classroom to what happens in the clinical and beyond.

Accelerated Programs

The accelerated program suits students with ambition to expedite their education in order to enter a chosen career path as soon as possible.

Master’s Programs

The masters program offers the opportunity to step to the forefront of nursing science and practice in a wide range of specialties. 

Doctoral Programs

Our doctoral programs are committed to producing leaders in the field of nursing science, both in scholarship and research (PhD) and clinical scholarship and practice (DNP).

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Educating Health Professionals To Address The Social Determinants of Health

Health starts long before illness - in our homes, schools, and jobs - and these “social determinants of health “account for approximately 75% of health outcomes.  It is essential that our students and workforce are prepared to address these determinants.



CHOP/Penn/Boston Children’s Study: Low Blood Sugar No Benefit to Critically Ill Children

A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children’s Hospital discovered that critically ill infants and children do not gain extra benefit from lower blood-sugar levels, compared to higher levels within the usual care range. Their findings were published in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Penn Study: Older Adults Walk More for Money and Opportunity to Donate to Charity

Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Although numerous studies have demonstrated significant health benefits from walking – including decreased risk of heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and premature mortality – fewer than half of all adults achieve recommended levels of physical activity.

Study Examines Evidence of How Geospatial Characteristics Affect Prevention and Care Outcomes for Those Most Affected by HIV

Young men who have sex with men (YMSM), particularly racial/ethnic minorities and youth living in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, are disproportionately affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the United States. By examining multilevel studies for evidence of how geospatial indicators are associated with HIV prevention and care outcomes for this population, a new study proposes strategies to intensify prevention efforts in communities where HIV is heavily concentrated.


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