Penn Nursing Science
Care to change the world locally and globally
Penn Nursing Science is characterized by research leadership as can only happen in a research-intensive University. Penn Nursing scientists 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. Our faculty are internationally renowned thought leaders representing the greatest minds in nursing research, education, and clinical practice.
“I love the maps because, for me, they make my data live,” says Assistant Professor of Nursing Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN. “Being able to visualize an epidemic, or social and structural conditions that affect the work we do, strengthens our ability to do something about it.” Read more »
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. Research at Penn Nursing is closely aligned with the NIH Roadmap, set forth by the National Institutes of Health in 2004, which outlines new pathways to discovery and seeks to find novel ways to shorten the trajectory from research to clinical practice.
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!
Diane Spatz's Research in Human Milk and Lactation Featured in Advances in Neonatal Care
August 01, 2014
Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, internationally known expert in the field of breastfeeding and human lactation, has authored and guest edited a collection of articles in Advances in Neonatal Care.
Sharon Irving Discusses Nasogastric Tube Placement and Verification in Children
July 28, 2014
Sharon Y. Irving, PhD, RN, CRNP, had a recent paper, “Nasogastric Tube Placement and Verification in Children: Review of the Current Literature,” published in the June 2014 issue of Critical Care Nurse.
Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Nearly Doubled in Some Populations
July 21, 2014
Terri Lipman presented at the ADA’s 74th Scientific Sessions on her ongoing analysis of the pediatric population in Philadelphia, and showed that the rate of type 1 diabetes is increasing.