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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/1000-vandana-gopikumar-phd-to-receive-2018-penn-nursing"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/218,0,718,500/ignore_cropper/1/7052_gopikumar_1000x500.rev.1516636253.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/218,0,718,500/ignore_cropper/1/7052_gopikumar_1000x500.rev.1516636253.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1000-vandana-gopikumar-phd-to-receive-2018-penn-nursing">Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, to Receive 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, will receive the 2018 <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/cgwh/our-work/renfield-award/index.php">Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health</a> for her work in helping women with mental health problems in India. She co-founded both organizations with Vaishnavi Jayakumar. Gopikumar will receive the award – which comes with a $100,000 cash prize – during an event at the University of Pennsylvania on March 21, 2018.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1434-bauermeister-selected-for-aspen-institute-health"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/81,0,461,380/ignore_cropper/1/9566_Untitled-1.rev.1562868459.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/1434-bauermeister-selected-for-aspen-institute-health">Bauermeister Selected for Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Twenty one senior health care leaders were chosen to join the Aspen Institute <a href="https://agln.aspeninstitute.org/fellowships/healthinnovators/">Health Innovators Fellowship</a>’s fifth class and the program’s network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators from across the United States.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/482-important-clinical-guideline-co-authored-by"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/417,184,1597,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1084_charlene_compher_2016.rev.1466528840.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/417,184,1597,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1084_charlene_compher_2016.rev.1466528840.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/417,184,1597,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1084_charlene_compher_2016.rev.1466528840.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/482-important-clinical-guideline-co-authored-by">Important Clinical Guideline Co-authored by Compher</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN, wrapped up a highly productive six-year term as Editor in Chief of Clinical Guidelines for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) with a final, extremely influential clinical guideline.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1336-nursing-work-environment-shapes-relationship"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/92,11,472,392/ignore_cropper/1/8777_AKL_headshot.rev.1553107006.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="720" data-max-h="480"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1336-nursing-work-environment-shapes-relationship">Nursing Work Environment Shapes Relationship Between EHR & Quality of Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> In the decade since the federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology. Now, focus is on how a comprehensive EHR can enhance outcomes. Yet, little is known about the sociotechnical factors that can shape the relationship between advanced EHR adoption and quality of care.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1281-reflections-from-apna-scholarship-recipient"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,406,406/ignore_cropper/1/8512_fullsizeoutput_411.rev.1546453778.jpg" alt="Lisa Kehr, Penn Nursing Alum" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="406" data-max-h="406"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1281-reflections-from-apna-scholarship-recipient">Reflections from APNA Scholarship Recipient</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors (BOD) Student Scholarship recipient and recent Penn Nursing graduate Lisa Kehr discusses her experience at the 2018 APNA Conference in Columbus, Ohio.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/927-penn-nursing-dean-receives-leadership-award"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/116,0,348,232/ignore_cropper/1/6713_al_dia_award_for_dean.rev.1507823367.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/927-penn-nursing-dean-receives-leadership-award">Penn Nursing Dean Receives Leadership Award</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> As part of its commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, <a href="http://aldianews.com/">Al Dia News Media</a> is recognizing four Philadelphia leaders – including <a href="http://nursing.livewhale.net/live/profiles/67-antonia-m-villarruel">Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel</a> – for their contributions to the local Hispanic community in health, education, business and civic works.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/891-george-demiris-appointed-penn-integrates-knowledge"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/290,0,890,599/ignore_cropper/1/6618_gdemiris_original.rev.1505236114.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/290,0,890,599/ignore_cropper/1/6618_gdemiris_original.rev.1505236114.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="599"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/891-george-demiris-appointed-penn-integrates-knowledge">George Demiris Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Demiris, a leader in new technologies for e-health and home-based health care, will hold joint faculty appointments in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences of the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">School of Nursing</a> and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics of Penn’s <a href="http://www.med.upenn.edu/">Perelman School of Medicine</a>. </p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1465-welcome-to-the-new-academic-year-2019-2020"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/531,0,2662,2133/ignore_cropper/1/8511_pennnursing_nov18_1216.rev.1546440248.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/531,0,2662,2133/ignore_cropper/1/8511_pennnursing_nov18_1216.rev.1546440248.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/531,0,2662,2133/ignore_cropper/1/8511_pennnursing_nov18_1216.rev.1546440248.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1465-welcome-to-the-new-academic-year-2019-2020">Welcome to the New Academic Year, 2019-2020</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Welcome back to Penn Nursing! It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome our returning students, our faculty, and our staff to a new academic year. I’d also like to welcome Penn Nursing’s new additions: 96 BSN, 80 Accelerated BSN, 118 MSN, 88 Post-MSN, 9 PhD, and 33 DNP students.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1397-new-gift-dedicates-important-simulation-learning"><img src="/live/image/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/1356,89,3187,1920/ignore_cropper/1/8966_DSC_7660.rev.1557239811.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/1356,89,3187,1920/ignore_cropper/1/8966_DSC_7660.rev.1557239811.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/1356,89,3187,1920/ignore_cropper/1/8966_DSC_7660.rev.1557239811.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2125"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1397-new-gift-dedicates-important-simulation-learning">New Gift Dedicates Important Simulation Learning Space at Fagin Hall</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn alums Patricia Bleznak Silverstein, C’81 and Howard A. Silverstein, W’69 are advocating for innovation at Penn Nursing through education—by dedicating one of Fagin Hall’s four high fidelity simulation suites located in the Helene Fuld Pavilion for Innovative Learning and Simulation.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1153-state-appointment-for-hodgson"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/84,0,463,380/ignore_cropper/1/7272_hodgson_560x380_final.rev.1521123661.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/1153-state-appointment-for-hodgson">State Appointment for Hodgson</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed <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>, the Anthony Buividas Endowed Term Chair in Gerontology, to his 35-member <a href="https://www.aging.pa.gov/organization/PennsylvaniaLongTermCareCouncil/Pages/default.aspx">Long-Term Care Council</a>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/930-insight-into-the-challenges-and-contributions-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/81,0,461,380/ignore_cropper/1/6719_ulrich_560x380.rev.1507905728.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/930-insight-into-the-challenges-and-contributions-of">Insight Into the Challenges and Contributions of Nurse Bioethicists</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Nurse bioethicists are a small but special subset of the nursing profession and bioethics community, focusing on the moral complexities that arise in clinical care, research, and health policy.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1387-low-income-fifth-year-students-receive-new"><img src="/live/image/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/ignore_cropper/1/8956_Privitera_PennNursing_016.rev.1556825521.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/ignore_cropper/1/8956_Privitera_PennNursing_016.rev.1556825521.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/ignore_cropper/1/8956_Privitera_PennNursing_016.rev.1556825521.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1387-low-income-fifth-year-students-receive-new">Low-Income, Fifth-Year Students Receive New Financial Aid Resource to Help Them Succeed</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> When you come from a true Red and Blue family, the concept of not being able to finish your degree because of financial hardships is one that doesn’t sit well. For <strong>Robert Karsch, C’85, M’89</strong> and <strong>Abby Bechler-Karsch, Nu’88, GNu’93</strong>, that meant creating a new scholarship—the <strong>Abby and Robert Karsch Family Scholarship</strong> Program—for low-income Penn Nursing undergraduates required to take a fifth year of classes in order to graduate.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1120-candy-aspirin-safety-caps-and-the-history-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/68,10,436,378/ignore_cropper/1/7651_connolly_560x380.rev.1527084734.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/1120-candy-aspirin-safety-caps-and-the-history-of">‘Candy Aspirin,’ Safety Caps, and the History of Children’s Drugs</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> A new book from <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a>’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/43-cynthia-anne-connolly">Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN</a>, looks at case studies surrounding development, use, and marketing of medications for children in the 20th century.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1186-new-best-practices-recommended-for-feeding-tube"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/647,0,2011,1363/ignore_cropper/1/274_ewc_chophr0620150175101744.rev.1477402239.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/647,0,2011,1363/ignore_cropper/1/274_ewc_chophr0620150175101744.rev.1477402239.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/647,0,2011,1363/ignore_cropper/1/274_ewc_chophr0620150175101744.rev.1477402239.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1363"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1186-new-best-practices-recommended-for-feeding-tube">New Best Practices Recommended for Feeding Tube Location Verification in Pediatric Patients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Placement of nasogastric (NG) tubes (feeding tubes) in pediatric patients is a common practice, however, the insertion procedure carries risk of serious or even potentially lethal complications. While there are numerous methods of verifying an NG tube has been placed correctly, none of those methods are considered universally standard.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1209-new-scholars-named-to-promote-research-into-the"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/92,0,472,380/ignore_cropper/1/8234_kornides1.rev.1539788860.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/1209-new-scholars-named-to-promote-research-into-the">New Scholars Named to Promote Research into the Influence of Gender on Health</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Traditionally, many health-related research projects focused only on males, assuming that females’ bodies would respond the same way to a given intervention or drug. But more often, scientists are uncovering important distinctions between men’s and women’s health, pointing to the need for dedicated attention to understand the intricacies of the differences.</p></div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/518-new-approach-to-treating-cocaine-addiction"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/191,0,560,368/ignore_cropper/1/4146_dejonghe_hayes_schmidt_560x380.rev.1487271024.png" alt="Bart DeJonghe, Matthew Hayes, and Heath Schmidt" 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/518-new-approach-to-treating-cocaine-addiction">New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">In the ongoing fight against drug addiction, researchers from the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing</a> and <a href="http://www.med.upenn.edu/" target="_blank">Perelman School of Medicine</a> have discovered a unique application for an FDA-approved drug currently used for obese patients and type 2 diabetics: treatment for cocaine dependence.</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/880-penn-nursing-professor-co-authors-new-guidelines"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/446,0,946,500/ignore_cropper/1/6579_irving_topstory_1000x500.rev.1503945956.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/446,0,946,500/ignore_cropper/1/6579_irving_topstory_1000x500.rev.1503945956.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/880-penn-nursing-professor-co-authors-new-guidelines">Penn Nursing Professor Co-authors New Guidelines for Nutrition Therapy in Critically Ill Children</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The <a href="http://www.nutritioncare.org/">American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition</a> (A.S.P.E.N.) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) joined forces to develop new guidelines for the provision of optimal nutritional support therapy for critically ill children ages one month to 18 years of age.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/848-aggressive-care-at-the-end-of-life-for-patients"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3402_ersek_homepage_560x380.rev.1478706450.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/848-aggressive-care-at-the-end-of-life-for-patients">Aggressive Care at the End of Life for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer Linked to Poorer Patient Outcomes</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care — chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions — at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients’ and families’ satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/867-little-clinical-evidence-qualifies-utility-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,0,525,384/ignore_cropper/1/5313_phone_apps.rev.1497637858.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="615" data-max-h="384"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/867-little-clinical-evidence-qualifies-utility-of">Little Clinical Evidence Qualifies Utility of Mobile Apps Designed for Palliative Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The unprecedented digital connectivity and use of smartphone technology have transformed how people access, share, and communicate information – including information about health care. As of mid-2015, there were more than 165,000 mobile health applications (apps) in use worldwide, illustrating the important role of mobile technology in the way health care is delivered and received.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/651-the-clinical-educator-and-autism-advocate"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,5,573,578/ignore_cropper/1/1191_dr._margaret_souders.rev.1466707970.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="573" data-max-h="627"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/651-the-clinical-educator-and-autism-advocate">The Clinical Educator and Autism Advocate</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing’s clinician educators are all about relationships. Through their practice, scholarship, patient care and teaching, they create deep and sustaining connections that inform nursing practice, advance knowledge and enhance care.</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/751-deans-nursing-coalition-pens-letter-to-dc-leaders"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/282,0,2612,2329/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/282,0,2612,2329/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/282,0,2612,2329/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/751-deans-nursing-coalition-pens-letter-to-dc-leaders">Deans’ Nursing Coalition Pens Letter to D.C. Leaders</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">As the debate over the Affordable Care Act looms over Washington, Penn Nursing’s Dean Antonia Villarruel and Deans of other prominent Nursing schools across the United States voice their opinion and concern in a letter to congressional leaders.</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/520-leading-journals-publishes-two-new-penn-studies"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/5,7,267,269/ignore_cropper/1/1285_terri_lipman.rev.1467139772.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="267" data-max-h="376"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/520-leading-journals-publishes-two-new-penn-studies">Leading Journals Publishes Two New Penn Studies</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><strong>Terri H Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN,</strong> the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Nursing of Children and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, recently had two studies published in Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Journal of Health Communication. One study involved incorporating the use of Electronic Health Record (EMR) in the clinical assessment of child growth. The other investigated how parent health literacy affected communication between parents and diabetes educators in a clinic.</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/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/550-penn-nursing-expert-workable-alternatives-to"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,14,360,373/ignore_cropper/1/2855_2008-meghani-salimah-pid1224-360x5041.rev.1471888222.jpg" alt="(Photography by Karen J. Gowen)" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="360" data-max-h="504"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/550-penn-nursing-expert-workable-alternatives-to">Penn Nursing Expert: Workable Alternatives to Opioid Treatment Needed</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">In a recent letter to the editor of JAMA Oncology, Dr. Salimah H. Meghani addresses the need for health insurance-covered treatments other than opioids for cancer survivors with chronic pain.</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/681-janet-deatrick-receives-14th-annual-distinguished"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3561_dsc_1636.rev.1480518936.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3561_dsc_1636.rev.1480518936.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3561_dsc_1636.rev.1480518936.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1360"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/681-janet-deatrick-receives-14th-annual-distinguished">Janet Deatrick Receives 14th Annual Distinguished Researcher Award</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Fagin Award biannualy recognizes the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School’s third Dean, exemplified.</div></article>

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