Penn Nursing Scientists Advance Healthcare
Recognized worldwide for quality in faculty and research, Penn Nursing's PhD program prepares nurse scientists for successful careers, particularly in research intensive environments. Graduates of the doctoral program hold leadership and research positions in academia, government, health systems, and industry and they develop the scientific knowledge that drives nursing practice.
Penn Nursing research is conducted through school-supported and grant-funded research centers. Penn Nursing's faculty collectively rank near the top of all schools of nursing receiving federal funding. Faculty and student research efforts are vigorously supported through the Office of Nursing Research, major research awards, and the University's significant resources.
Study with Nursing's Thought Leaders
Penn Nursing doctoral students learn from some of the greatest minds in nursing research, education, and practice - the thought leaders who have helped achieve our ranking as one of the top nursing schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Through our state-of-the science curriculum, Penn Nursing doctoral students are rigorously prepared to create, test, and implement ideas that will improve healthcare and determine the future of the profession. Our faculty and staff will support you, advise you, and push you to levels of excellence you never imagined.
Science in Action
Penn Nursing is a premier research institution, producing new knowledge in geriatrics, pediatrics, quality-of-life choices, public policy, and other areas. We invite you to explore Penn Nursing Science in Action!
Cancer Increasing as Babyboomers Age
November 27, 2013
As 10,000 baby boomers reach 65 each day, the incidence of cancer is increasing, estimated to increase by 67% between 2010 and 2030, bringing attention to the nation’s response to cancer care.
November 01, 2013
In the largest study of its kind, researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have investigated the caregivers of 186 mothers to childhood brain tumor survivors aged 14-40 whose care needs last long into adulthood.
Philadelphia Lagging Behind World Health Goals
October 31, 2013
The United States is lagging behind World Health Organization’s (WHO) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for women’s health and child mortality, with Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city losing ground.