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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.

“We need a better understanding of the potential benefits and harms, direct or indirect, for patients when nurses work with industry, and overall how industry relations affect public trust,” the authors wrote.

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!

  • National Institutes of Health Awards $9 Million Grant for Study on Health Disparities in HIV Prevention
    August 09, 2016
    ​Penn Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing & Emory’s School of Public Health Unite for National Study on HIV Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Men A research team from Penn Nursing, the University of Michigan School of Nursing and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health has been awarded a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to adapt ...

  • Penn Nursing Expert: There is a Need for Workable Alternatives to Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors
    July 28, 2016
    ​Improving the way opioids are prescribed can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse or overdose on these drugs. This includes cancer survivors who experience chronic pain and for whom the current clinical paradigm relies heavily on the use of opioids. In its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published 12 key cl...

  • CHOPR Study Supports Giving Nurse Practitioners Full Practice Authority
    June 22, 2016
    ​A new study from the Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research(CHOPR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that nurse practitioners (NPs) would be 20 percent more likely to work in primary care in Pennsylvania if state lawmakers eliminated unnecessary collaborative agreement requirements and enacted full practice authority for NPs. The study – recently published in Medical Care Research and Review – comes as th...