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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.

Do you find it difficult to avoid conversations about healthy aging? In this day and age, when we’re all conscious of living in an aging society, in aging communities, and growing older ourselves, Dr. Sarah Kagan likes to think instead about the idea of “aging well.” But what does “aging well” really mean? Learn more from Dr. Kagan about three things to keep in mind to understand what it is to age well. Watch 'Aging Well Throughout Our Lives' »

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!

  • Dr. Brooks Carthon and colleagues publish findings in Journal of Nurse Practitioners
    May 28, 2015
    ​With demand for primary care expected to increase sharply over the next five years– due to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), population growth and aging – the role of advanced-practice nurses or nurse practitioners (NPs) is also increasing. But a new study illustrates how federal policies influence the NP workforce and practice, and how misalignment of those policies with state mandates can affect workforce supply and patient access to care. “...

  • Diane Spatz is Guest Editor of Special Edition of Journal Focusing on Lactation
    May 15, 2015
    ​Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Professor of Perinatal Nursing and Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition is guest editor of the May/June 2015 issue of The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), the publication of the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). “This special edition focuses on innovative model...

  • Penn Nursing Premiers Video Series In Conjunction With International Women’s Day
    March 06, 2015
    ​March 8th is International Women’s Day and Penn Nursing is celebrating recent achievements by its researchers in global women’s health in a new video series, Global Women’s Health at Penn Nursing. The series highlights the stories and experiences of Penn Nursing scholars and the women and families they work with. The series is generously supported by the ...