Resources and Support
Penn offers a supportive environment for learning and research with a number of offices staffed with professionals in various fields.
Our teaching laboratories contain state of the art equipment including computerized mannequins that accurately simulate a human reaction to treatment in the Mathias J. Brunner Instructional Technology Center. In the classroom, students also learn how to use the latest electronic patient records technology supported through the Office of Technology and Information Systems.
This group of professional information technology experts also support the School's communications infrastructure, remote access, and up to date encryption techniques and other methods ensuring privacy of confidential information, in particular that of research subjects and patients, such as those at the LIFE practice (Living Independently for Elders).
LIFE offers daytime care to frail elders in the West Philadelphia community who might otherwise have to move into a full-time nursing home environment. As a practice of the School, LIFE offers an opportunity for students to be involved in community practice while affording a learning experience and venue for research to improve the health of a vulnerable and underserved population locally and across the United States.
Additional research and grant support is offered through the Office of Nursing Research which fosters interdisciplinary linkages within the School and across the University, grant-writing support, the notification of grant opportunities, and grant submission activities resulting in millions of dollars of annual funding through the National Institutes of Health.