Penn Nursing Science
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!
Good Home Care by Nurses Prevents Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions
September 15, 2014
In the largest study of its kind, a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) investigation shows that home health agencies providing organizational support to their nurses get better outcomes.
Penn Nursing and the American Nurses Foundation announce launch of PTSD Toolkit
August 27, 2014
The American Nurses Foundation announces the launch of PTSD Toolkit, developed in partnership with University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, in response to President Obama’s call to deliver quality health care to veterans.
Salimah Meghani’s Research Uncovers Disparities and Provider Biases
August 11, 2014
New research by Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing, which investigated heuristics underlying cancer pain treatment decision-making for African Americans and Whites, has uncovered disparities in that treatment.