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Academics

At Penn Nursing, students at every level are afforded an exceptional Ivy League education, and are taught by the top nurse researchers in the country.

Undergraduate 

Our undergraduate BSN program is focused on hands-on clinical practice and nursing research, and offers students the chance to study abroad, to practice in high-fidelity simulations, and to pursue dual-degrees and graduate-level coursework while still an undergraduate. We also offer a Nutrition major in partnership with Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. The minors we offer reflect the changing face of healthcare today and speak to the areas most in need of skilled nurse clinicians and researchers.

Undergraduate Programs


Master’s

Our highly-ranked MSN programs focus on the science and practice of nursing in a wide range of specialty areas. Interested students also have the opportunity to supplement their MSN program with one of our graduate certificate programs. Additionally, we also offer Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs for nurse practitioners who have previously earned their MSN or DNP, as well as Certificate Programs for Master’s-prepared nurses. 

Master’s Programs


Doctoral

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).

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Departments

All of our academic programs fall under two departments: Family and Community Health and Biobehavioral Health Sciences.


Penn Nursing News

  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/977-top-honors-for-two-penn-nursing-papers-at-national"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/73,0,453,380/ignore_cropper/1/6948_keim_bowles_560x380_v3.rev.1512571022.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/977-top-honors-for-two-penn-nursing-papers-at-national">Top Honors for Two Penn Nursing Papers at National Symposium</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The Nursing Informatics Working Group of the <a href="https://www.amia.org/">American Medical Informatics Association</a> (AMIA) recognized both for their impact to nursing informatics.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/460-dean-villarruel-grant-pa-nurse-practitioners-full"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3010,2329/ignore_cropper/1/2894_dean_jan2016_landscape.rev.1472651648.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3010,2329/ignore_cropper/1/2894_dean_jan2016_landscape.rev.1472651648.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3010,2329/ignore_cropper/1/2894_dean_jan2016_landscape.rev.1472651648.png 3x" data-max-w="3010" data-max-h="2329"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/460-dean-villarruel-grant-pa-nurse-practitioners-full">Dean Villarruel: Grant PA nurse practitioners full authority</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">In this Op-ed, Dean Antonia Villarruel and nursing Deans from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh advocate for policy change to improve health by granting nurse practitioners full practice authority.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/686-new-article-by-penn-nursing-professor-examines"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/91,0,471,380/ignore_cropper/1/3736_hodgson_560x380.rev.1480968053.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/686-new-article-by-penn-nursing-professor-examines">New Article by Penn Nursing Professor Examines Moral Obligation of Clinicians to Address the Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> More than 15 million family members and other unpaid caregivers provide care to persons living with dementia in the United States. Yet the current healthcare environment and reimbursement models emphasize obligations toward individual patients, preventing clinicians from reaching out to these caregivers to assess their needs and provide care.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1529-mary-b-chase-hall-rn-nu65"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,500/ignore_cropper/1/9950_Copy_of_Untitled_34.rev.1574172276.png" alt="Mary B.Hall, RN, Nu’65" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,500/ignore_cropper/1/9950_Copy_of_Untitled_34.rev.1574172276.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1529-mary-b-chase-hall-rn-nu65">Mary B. (Chase) Hall, RN, Nu’65</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“Shortly after graduation in 1965, I married and worked as a visiting nurse in a low economic section of Providence, RI for a year—a job I treasured.”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1526-improving-trauma-pain-outcomes"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,139,1600,1740/ignore_cropper/1/9940_8882_veterans_3_colour_v1_sml.rev.1573501777.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,139,1600,1740/ignore_cropper/1/9940_8882_veterans_3_colour_v1_sml.rev.1573501777.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,139,1600,1740/ignore_cropper/1/9940_8882_veterans_3_colour_v1_sml.rev.1573501777.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1600" data-max-h="1884"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1526-improving-trauma-pain-outcomes">Improving Trauma Pain Outcomes</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Improving acute pain management after traumatic injury remains a priority for policymakers and clinicians as rates of injury and subsequent pain-related disability rise nationally. Yet, innovations in trauma pain management remain understudied.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1522-quality-of-life-changes-after-weight-loss"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/147,0,527,380/ignore_cropper/1/6930_ariana_chao_560x380.rev.1511370003.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1522-quality-of-life-changes-after-weight-loss">Quality of Life Changes After Weight Loss</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Obesity increases a number of adverse health consequences including reduced health-related quality of life. But little is known about the relationship between weight loss and changes in quality of life.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1128-the-bates-centers-preserving-our-future-campaign"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/253,0,1053,792/ignore_cropper/1/7696_bates_center_1.rev.1527691940.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/253,0,1053,792/ignore_cropper/1/7696_bates_center_1.rev.1527691940.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/253,0,1053,792/ignore_cropper/1/7696_bates_center_1.rev.1527691940.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1257" data-max-h="792"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1128-the-bates-centers-preserving-our-future-campaign">The Bates Center’s “Preserving our Future” Campaign Makes History</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">As health care continues to evolve with anticipated and unanticipated consequences, using the lessons of history to shape and inform the future has never been more relevant. And with the record-breaking success of The Bates Center’s <em>Preserving our Future</em> Campaign, these lessons will be more accessible than ever before.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1540-dalmacio-dennis-flores-phd-acrn"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,500/ignore_cropper/1/10019_1000500.rev.1575651190.png" alt="Dalmacio Dennis Flores, PhD, ACRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,500/ignore_cropper/1/10019_1000500.rev.1575651190.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1540-dalmacio-dennis-flores-phd-acrn">Dalmacio Dennis Flores, PhD, ACRN</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“It was 2012 and my second time to be invited to the United Methodist Church’s annual Lighten The Burden conference. It was the Q&A portion and I thought my presentation was well received.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1400-bringing-healthy-interventions-directly-to-the"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/384,0,1740,1356/ignore_cropper/1/8970_JOSE_AND_ANTONIO.rev.1557328689.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/384,0,1740,1356/ignore_cropper/1/8970_JOSE_AND_ANTONIO.rev.1557328689.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/384,0,1740,1356/ignore_cropper/1/8970_JOSE_AND_ANTONIO.rev.1557328689.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1356"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1400-bringing-healthy-interventions-directly-to-the">Bringing Healthy Interventions Directly to the Workplace of Kennett Square’s Mushroom Farmworkers</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> President’s Engagement Prize-winning project – <em>Cultivando Juntos</em> – is designed to bring a range of subjects like nutrition and sleep directly to the Kennett Square farmworkers.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1382-cunningham-and-henderson-appointed-to-committee-on"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/91,0,471,380/ignore_cropper/1/8917_560x380.rev.1556201326.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1382-cunningham-and-henderson-appointed-to-committee-on">Cunningham and Henderson Appointed to Committee on Future of Nursing 2020-2030</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> This ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine the lessons learned from the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, as well as the current state of science and technology to inform their assessment of the capacity of the profession to meet the anticipated health and social care demands from 2020 to 2030. As part of its duties, the committee is scheduled to hold <a href="https://nam.edu/publications/the-future-of-nursing-2020-2030/">three regional town halls</a> including a stop at <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a> on Wednesday, July 24<sup>th</sup>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/432-council-for-the-advancement-of-nursing-science"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,274,206/ignore_cropper/1/242_jd-mooney.rev.1461087147.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="274" data-max-h="206"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/432-council-for-the-advancement-of-nursing-science">Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Awards Deatrick & Mooney-Doyle ‘Posters of Distinction’</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The conference focused on emerging approaches to family health research across the lifespan. This agenda is vital to the National Institute of Nursing Research’s caregiving and palliative care agendas.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/936-dissecting-my-passion"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,29,325,354/ignore_cropper/1/6764_alexis_kara.rev.1510172431.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="325" data-max-h="457"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/936-dissecting-my-passion">“Dissecting My Passion”</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Third year Penn Nursing student, Alexis Kalargheros, shares her experience of dissecting a cadaver for the first time in the <a href="http://www.nsna.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">National Student Nurses Association</a>’s official membership journal, <a href="http://www.nsna.org/imprint.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>The Imprint</em></a>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/465-bsn-student-accepted-to-rigorous-immersion-program"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/35,6,626,596/ignore_cropper/1/363_clevelandclinic.rev.1465833379.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="638" data-max-h="598"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/465-bsn-student-accepted-to-rigorous-immersion-program">BSN Student Accepted to Rigorous Immersion Program</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Each year only 10 people are selected to participate in the rigorous Cleveland Clinic’s Bioethics Immersion Program. Joining these few is Penn Nursing’s Sydney Axson, who hopes to expand our understandings on the role family members and caregivers have on health related decisions.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/678-professor-diane-spatz-receives-lifetime"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3537_spatz_560x380.rev.1480360004.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/678-professor-diane-spatz-receives-lifetime">Professor Diane Spatz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The award honors longstanding and profound impact on neonatal nursing.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/828-national-research-award-for-penn-nursing-professor"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/311,0,1675,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1126_tanja_kral_2016.rev.1466624047.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/311,0,1675,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1126_tanja_kral_2016.rev.1466624047.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/311,0,1675,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1126_tanja_kral_2016.rev.1466624047.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/828-national-research-award-for-penn-nursing-professor">National Research Award for Penn Nursing Professor</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/18-tanja-ve-kral">Tanja Kral, PhD</a>, Associate Professor of Nutrition Science in the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/bhs/">Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences</a>, will be awarded the <a href="http://www.ssib.org/web/awards.php">Alan Epstein Research Award</a> from the <a href="http://www.ssib.org/web/index.php">Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB)</a>. The award is given to a SSIB member in recognition of a discovery that advances the understanding of ingestive behavior.</p></div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/845-eliminating-routine-inpatient-pain-assessment-wont"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3311_curley-edit.rev.1476716988.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/845-eliminating-routine-inpatient-pain-assessment-wont">Eliminating Routine Inpatient Pain Assessment Won’t Solve the Opioid Abuse Crisis</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The problem of prescription drug abuse and overdose — particularly opioid abuse — is at crisis level in the US and an examination of clinical practices to mitigate this crisis is necessary. </p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/449-omega-3-lowers-childhood-aggression"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,2,938,800/ignore_cropper/1/329_omega3.rev.1464892524.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,2,938,800/ignore_cropper/1/329_omega3.rev.1464892524.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,2,938,800/ignore_cropper/1/329_omega3.rev.1464892524.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/449-omega-3-lowers-childhood-aggression">Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">University of Pennsylvania research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry says Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional form.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/999-penn-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/618,0,1978,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3023_429_085.rev.1474305023.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/618,0,1978,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3023_429_085.rev.1474305023.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/618,0,1978,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3023_429_085.rev.1474305023.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1360"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/999-penn-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of">Penn Nursing Receives Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars Grant</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces the fifth and final cohort for innovative program, and Penn Nursing is one of only 31 schools of nursing selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/645-racial-disparities-in-postoperative-readmission"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3375_lasaster-mchugh-560x380.rev.1477928335.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/645-racial-disparities-in-postoperative-readmission">Racial Disparities in Postoperative Readmission May Be Reduced by Improving Nurse-to-Patient Staffing</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Cross-Sectional Study Analyzed Data from 107,000 Medicare Patients in Nearly 500 US Hospitals.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1438-alzheimers-association-helpline-helps-caregivers"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/22,0,402,380/ignore_cropper/1/9599_alzheimers_caregiver_560x380.rev.1563981244.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1438-alzheimers-association-helpline-helps-caregivers">Alzheimer’s Association Helpline Helps Caregivers Take Action, Relieve Stress</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> A study – led by <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a>’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/7116-nancy-a-hodgson">Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN</a> – found the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline offers significant improvements in caregiver’s emotional health. The results were first reported at the <a href="https://www.alz.org/aaic/about/overview.asp">Alzheimer’s Association International Conference</a> (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/442-nih-council-appoints-bowles"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/27,158,1687,1819/ignore_cropper/1/313_nih-logo-white-background.rev.1464880675.jpg" alt="NIH Logo" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/27,158,1687,1819/ignore_cropper/1/313_nih-logo-white-background.rev.1464880675.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/27,158,1687,1819/ignore_cropper/1/313_nih-logo-white-background.rev.1464880675.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1742" data-max-h="1931"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/442-nih-council-appoints-bowles">NIH Council Appoints Bowles</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Members of the National Advisory council for Nursing Research are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, embodying diverse perspectives from the fields of nursing, public and health policy, law, and economics.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/481-is-there-a-digital-hood"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/164,0,832,667/ignore_cropper/1/276_penn_nursing_1215.rev.1464110479.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/164,0,832,667/ignore_cropper/1/276_penn_nursing_1215.rev.1464110479.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="667"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/481-is-there-a-digital-hood">Is There a Digital Hood?</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">A study led by Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Equity & Media Lab, shows that there is an alarming connection between the negative social interactions disadvantaged youth experience in both the neighborhoods they live in and on social media.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1407-children-who-nap-midday-are-happier-excel"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/32,0,867,835/ignore_cropper/1/9195_Child_Sleeping_Image.rev.1559327146.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/32,0,867,835/ignore_cropper/1/9195_Child_Sleeping_Image.rev.1559327146.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/32,0,867,835/ignore_cropper/1/9195_Child_Sleeping_Image.rev.1559327146.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1254" data-max-h="836"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1407-children-who-nap-midday-are-happier-excel">Children Who Nap Midday are Happier, Excel Academically, and Have Fewer Behavioral Problems</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> A Penn study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in China revealed strong connections between 30 to 60 minutes of shuteye at least three days a week and positive outcomes in a handful of areas.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/778-community-champions-collaborating-with-communities"><img src="/live/image/gid/84/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/241,0,1605,1365/ignore_cropper/1/3049_terri-lipman2.rev.1490291278.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/84/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/241,0,1605,1365/ignore_cropper/1/3049_terri-lipman2.rev.1490291278.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/84/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/241,0,1605,1365/ignore_cropper/1/3049_terri-lipman2.rev.1490291278.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/778-community-champions-collaborating-with-communities">Community Champions: Collaborating with Communities Strengthens Nursing and Leadership Skills</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Service learning is a pedagogical approach that has proven valuable in helping undergraduate nursing students better understand specific needs of diverse populations and gives them opportunities to apply their knowledge to meet those needs.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/790-eastern-nursing-research-society-honoring-penn"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/84,0,463,380/ignore_cropper/1/4421_medoff-cooper_560x380.rev.1490796429.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/790-eastern-nursing-research-society-honoring-penn">Eastern Nursing Research Society Honoring Penn Nursing’s Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, with Research Award</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The award is in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to nursing research by a Senior Investigator.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/886-university-of-pennsylvania-names-calvin-bland"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/614,0,1523,910/ignore_cropper/1/6598_penngse_aug17_0735.rev.1504708250.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/614,0,1523,910/ignore_cropper/1/6598_penngse_aug17_0735.rev.1504708250.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/614,0,1523,910/ignore_cropper/1/6598_penngse_aug17_0735.rev.1504708250.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1366"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/886-university-of-pennsylvania-names-calvin-bland">University of Pennsylvania Names Calvin Bland Fellows</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) has named three Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows to collaborate on research for boys and young men of color. Supported by a $2 million endowment from the <a href="http://www.rwjf.org/">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</a>, the Fellows were selected from the faculty at University of Pennsylvania’s <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Schools of Nursing</a> (Penn Nursing), <a href="http://www.gse.upenn.edu/">Graduate School of Education</a> (GSE) and Social Policy & Practice (SP2).</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1432-improving-care-quality-for-hospitalized-socially"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/124,0,504,380/ignore_cropper/1/3386_margo-brooks0carthon-560x380.rev.1478203970.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1432-improving-care-quality-for-hospitalized-socially">Improving Care Quality for Hospitalized Socially At-Risk Patients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.14944">study</a> from the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing</a> (Penn Nursing) illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/763-choppennboston-childrens-study-low-blood-sugar-no"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3311_curley-edit.rev.1476716988.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/763-choppennboston-childrens-study-low-blood-sugar-no">CHOP/Penn/Boston Children’s Study: Low Blood Sugar No Benefit to Critically Ill Children</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> A team of researchers from the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing)</a>, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children’s Hospital discovered that critically ill infants and children do not gain extra benefit from lower blood-sugar levels, compared to higher levels within the usual care range. Their findings were published in a recent edition of the <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1612348">New England Journal of Medicine</a>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/515-gender-equity-a-pathway-to-hiv-prevention-among"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/40,84,338,382/ignore_cropper/1/1737_capture.rev.1468938812.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="387" data-max-h="382"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/515-gender-equity-a-pathway-to-hiv-prevention-among">Gender Equity: A Pathway to HIV Prevention Among South African Adolescents</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/642-web-app-prompts-sexual-health-testing-for-young"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3356_jose-adjusted.rev.1477407459.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/642-web-app-prompts-sexual-health-testing-for-young">Web App Prompts Sexual Health Testing for Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and University of Michigan School of Nursing will co-lead NIH project as part of new Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS.</div></article>

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