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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.” Innovative mapping technology plots the factors that influence the spread of HIV/AIDS, literally providing a roadmap to potential eradication of the disease. 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!