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Care to change the world locally and globally

Penn Nursing is known for research leadership and quality that advances scientific knowledge across the healthcare spectrum. Collaborative efforts in our research centers – and across the University – result in discovery, development, and transmission of knowledge to impact and promote healthcare throughout the lifespan, increase disease prevention, enhance quality of life, eliminate health disparities, and develop the scientific knowledge that drives nursing practice.

Dr. Eun-Ok Im is a pioneer in the novel approach of using Internet and computer technologies to eliminate gender and ethnic differences in cancer pain, menopausal symptoms and physical activity. “With technology, my research team and I can get rich data on participants’ hidden experiences related to their health issues, which would not be possible in face-to-face interactions,” says Dr. Im. Read more »

Our faculty are internationally renowned thought leaders representing the greatest minds in nursing research, education, and clinical practice. Research produced here at the School of Nursing is recognized globally and helps to inform public health policy via articles published in a wide range of high-impact, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journals.

Penn Nursing scientists advance healthcare

Penn Nursing research is conducted through school-supported and grant-funded research centers. Among colleges of nursing, Penn Nursing's world-renowned 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 research resources.

Penn Nursing Science in Action

Penn Nursing scientists translate and advance new nursing knowledge across an impressive range of healthcare areas, including: geriatrics, pediatrics, quality-of-life choices, nurse staffing, public policy, and much more. We invite you to explore Penn Nursing Science in Action!

  • JAMA Publishes Martha A. Q. Curley’s RESTORE Research
    January 22, 2015
    ​Martha A. Q. Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, has achieved wide recognition for her work related to clinical management of critically ill infants, children and their families, and also for her contributions to the field of pediatric critical care nursing. Her groundbreaking research on the randomized evaluation of sedation titration for respiratory failure (RESTORE) was recently published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  The full research report can be found ...

  • Penn Nursing and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Initiate New Nursing Research Scholarship Program
    January 20, 2015
    ​In an initiative set to build collaborative partnerships that enhance evidence-based practice, Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) has joined the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in establishing a new nursing research scholarship program. “CHOPR has a long history of working collaboratively with hospitals in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System. This partnership with Presbyterian represents an important addition to this tradition, pa...

  • Research Shows Effectiveness of Virtual Environment for Training Community Interventionists
    December 19, 2014
    ​Limited and cost-effective training is a primary reason for the lack of frequent and rapid translation of research into evidence-based interventions within communities. Now, first-of-its-kind research shows that virtual training, using a Second Life environment, has the potential to make it easier to train community facilitators in evidence-based interventions. In an article published in Aids Education and Prevention, “Avatars Travel for Free: Virtual Access to Evidence-Based Intervention Training and Capacity Building,” ...