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The accelerated program suits students with ambition to expedite their education in order to enter a chosen career path as soon as possible.

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The masters program offers the opportunity to step to the forefront of nursing science and practice in a wide range of specialties. 

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Our doctoral programs are committed to producing leaders in the field of nursing science, both in scholarship and research (PhD) and clinical scholarship and practice (DNP).

A Journey Through the Psychedelic Revival: A Free Six-Part Virtual Event Series

Long regarded as drugs of abuse, psychedelics have taken new shape as groundbreaking medicine with the potential to disrupt and transform our mental health care system. Featuring experts and leaders in the field, this six-part virtual series explores the dramatic growth in the use of psychedelics in research and practice for PTSD, depression, end-of-life care, and more, and offers an opportunity to learn, connect, and deepen understanding.

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Addressing Substance Use and Pain Key to Limiting Self-Directed Hospital Discharge

It is not uncommon for people with opioid-related conditions, including opioid dependence and opioid use disorder (OUD), to be regularly hospitalized to treat infections, trauma, or other emergent conditions. Data show that patients with substance use disorders (SUD) are much more likely to self-discharge against medical advice than patients admitted for similar conditions without SUDs. This can lead to poorer health outcomes including worsening illness, readmissions, and death.

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Successful Medicare Initiative Increases the Supply of Nurse Practitioners to Address Primary Care Shortages

A new study recently published in Health Affairs shows that Medicare support for clinical training for nurse practitioners would increase their numbers and address the national shortage of primary care. The study, by researchers at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics shows that universities participating in the $200 million Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration significantly increased the number of primary care NPs they graduated.

New Penn Collaboratory Aims to Improve Care for Older Adults

The Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech) seeks to explore the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies to improve in-home care for older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The Collaboratory will leverage extensive expertise in artificial intelligence, consumer informatics and aging, access to patient cohorts and resources of Penn’s School of Nursing, the Perelman School of Medicine, and other departments across the University of Pennsylvania. PennAITech is made possible through a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award is expected to total $20 million over five years.

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Environment Key to Injury Recovery

Black men are disproportionately impacted by injuries in the United States. This disparity is glaring given that injury is one of the top ten causes of death. Data show that injured Black men from disadvantaged neighborhoods experience higher injury mortality, years of life-expectancy loss, and psychological symptoms that persist after initial wounds have been treated.