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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/1416-award-of-excellence-in-research-for-spatz"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/612,0,1944,1333/ignore_cropper/1/9219_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar_5.rev.1560260810.jpg" alt="Photo by Eric Sucar, University Communications" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/612,0,1944,1333/ignore_cropper/1/9219_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar_5.rev.1560260810.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/612,0,1944,1333/ignore_cropper/1/9219_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar_5.rev.1560260810.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1333"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1416-award-of-excellence-in-research-for-spatz">Award of Excellence in Research for Spatz</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The award – from the <a href="https://www.awhonn.org/">Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses</a> (AWHONN) – recognizes members as exemplifying the highest standards of service to nursing.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1554-opioid-self-management-practices-and-potential"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,379,380/ignore_cropper/1/10049_Meghani_study_560x380.rev.1576772602.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/1554-opioid-self-management-practices-and-potential">Opioid Self-management Practices and Potential Safety Risks Among Patients with Cancer</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Despite a national opioid crisis, prescribed opioid analgesics remain a viable option for pain management for patients with cancer.  In effect, patients with cancer represent one of the few groups excluded from most state legislation and policy initiatives on prescribing opioids as well as from opioid stewardship programs of many health systems. However, little is understood about oncology patients’ opioid self-management practices and potential safety risk that may stem from these practices.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1447-improving-outcomes-for-sepsis-patients"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/812,64,2496,1748/ignore_cropper/1/9661_Kathryn_Bowles_2016.rev.1564682514.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/812,64,2496,1748/ignore_cropper/1/9661_Kathryn_Bowles_2016.rev.1564682514.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/812,64,2496,1748/ignore_cropper/1/9661_Kathryn_Bowles_2016.rev.1564682514.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1447-improving-outcomes-for-sepsis-patients">Improving Outcomes for Sepsis Patients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care (PAC) services, with over a third coming to home health care (HHC), sepsis survivors account for a majority of readmissions nationwide. Effective interventions are needed to decrease these poor outcomes.</p></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/1413-how-nurses-bring-clarity-to-the-nature-of-social"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/889,249,2515,1876/ignore_cropper/1/9210_Patricia_DAntonio_2016.rev.1559914961.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/889,249,2515,1876/ignore_cropper/1/9210_Patricia_DAntonio_2016.rev.1559914961.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/889,249,2515,1876/ignore_cropper/1/9210_Patricia_DAntonio_2016.rev.1559914961.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1413-how-nurses-bring-clarity-to-the-nature-of-social">How Nurses Bring Clarity to the Nature of Social Change</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1327-embracing-a-communitys-practice-to-promote-the"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/156,0,1116,960/ignore_cropper/1/8744_greenwood-shapiro-measles1.rev.1551455464.jpg" alt="Penn Nursing seniors Liat Greenwood (left) and Naomi Shapiro created the black-and-white poster b..." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/156,0,1116,960/ignore_cropper/1/8744_greenwood-shapiro-measles1.rev.1551455464.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/156,0,1116,960/ignore_cropper/1/8744_greenwood-shapiro-measles1.rev.1551455464.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1280" data-max-h="960"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1327-embracing-a-communitys-practice-to-promote-the">Embracing a Community’s Practice to Promote the Measles Vaccine</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Mimicking a news-sharing custom common among ultraorthodox Jewish communities, two Penn Nursing students created and placed large posters around a Jerusalem neighborhood, deriving content from a mystical technique that assigns a numerical value to each Hebrew letter.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1547-4-million-grant-to-improve-mental-health-and"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/478,3,1335,861/ignore_cropper/1/10034_pennnursing_nov18_0219.rev.1575990355.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/478,3,1335,861/ignore_cropper/1/10034_pennnursing_nov18_0219.rev.1575990355.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/478,3,1335,861/ignore_cropper/1/10034_pennnursing_nov18_0219.rev.1575990355.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1800" data-max-h="1200"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1547-4-million-grant-to-improve-mental-health-and">€4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Well-being of Health Professionals and Patient Safety</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s</a> <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/chopr/">Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research</a>.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/podcast"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/93,121,1068,1098/ignore_cropper/1/10326_AmplifyNursing_560x380-01.rev.1580914261.png" alt="Amplify Nursing podcast" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/93,121,1068,1098/ignore_cropper/1/10326_AmplifyNursing_560x380-01.rev.1580914261.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/93,121,1068,1098/ignore_cropper/1/10326_AmplifyNursing_560x380-01.rev.1580914261.png 3x" data-max-w="2334" data-max-h="1584"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/podcast">Penn Nursing Launches New Podcast</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Amplify Nursing, the new podcast created and hosted by Marion Leary and Angelarosa DiDonato, features nurses who are leading the way in nursing science, policy, and innovation. Made possible by the Krista and Rich Pinola Fund for Innovation in Nursing, new episodes will be available every other Wednesday through iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, and more.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1334-making-headway-against-a-killer-virus"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/632,456,1508,1333/ignore_cropper/1/8767_P-100605-Master-V1-005X.rev.1552499406.jpg" alt="A nurse and bioethicist, Connie Ulrich has written of the “moral distress” faced by healt..." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/632,456,1508,1333/ignore_cropper/1/8767_P-100605-Master-V1-005X.rev.1552499406.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/632,456,1508,1333/ignore_cropper/1/8767_P-100605-Master-V1-005X.rev.1552499406.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1333"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1334-making-headway-against-a-killer-virus">Making Headway Against a Killer Virus</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Around Penn, clinicians and researchers are focused on Ebola, working to ensure this disease—fearsomely lethal—can be vanquished. Penn Nursing’s Connie Ulrich – a nurse and bioethicist – has written of the “moral distress” faced by health care providers who worked in the 2014 Ebola outbreak.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1684-elise-tarbi-phd-mbe-crnp-nu12-gnu15-gr20"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2000,1000/ignore_cropper/1/10850_1000500.rev.1591213959.png" alt="Elise Tarbi, PhD, MBE, CRNP, Nu'12 GNu'15, GR'20" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2000,1000/ignore_cropper/1/10850_1000500.rev.1591213959.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2000,1000/ignore_cropper/1/10850_1000500.rev.1591213959.png 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1000"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1684-elise-tarbi-phd-mbe-crnp-nu12-gnu15-gr20">Elise Tarbi, PhD, MBE, CRNP, Nu’12 GNu’15, GR’20</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“Oddly enough, these days I keep daydreaming about what life was like two years ago, before I gave birth to my son, when I carried him in my body for two full weeks past his due date.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1296-terri-lipman-phd-appointed-ldi-senior-fellow"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/646,6,2220,1582/ignore_cropper/1/8554_Terri_Lipman_2016.rev.1547822449.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/646,6,2220,1582/ignore_cropper/1/8554_Terri_Lipman_2016.rev.1547822449.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/646,6,2220,1582/ignore_cropper/1/8554_Terri_Lipman_2016.rev.1547822449.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1296-terri-lipman-phd-appointed-ldi-senior-fellow">Terri Lipman, PhD, Appointed LDI Senior Fellow</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The appointment to <a href="https://ldi.upenn.edu/">Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics</a> highlights Dr. Lipman’s major areas of research including the epidemiology of diabetes and assessment of growth in children. She developed and maintains the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry, the longest ongoing such registry in the country.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1494-luz-elena-perez-mendez-nu22"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/120,31,470,380/ignore_cropper/1/9836_Untitled_design.rev.1571754766.png" alt="Luz Elena Pérez Méndez, Nu’22" 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/1494-luz-elena-perez-mendez-nu22">Luz Elena Pérez Méndez, Nu’22</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“I was volunteering in a small rural clinic in the outskirts of Volcán Tajumulco in Tejutla, Guatemala—the village where my parents are from—and witnessed a live birth for the first time. I cried, of course. This single moment allowed me to realize the beauty of life and the incredible process of bringing another life into this world.”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1568-a-brain-link-to-stihiv-sexual-risk-young-women"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/876,204,2604,1934/ignore_cropper/1/9912_Anne_Teitelman_2016.rev.1572896600.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/876,204,2604,1934/ignore_cropper/1/9912_Anne_Teitelman_2016.rev.1572896600.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/876,204,2604,1934/ignore_cropper/1/9912_Anne_Teitelman_2016.rev.1572896600.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1568-a-brain-link-to-stihiv-sexual-risk-young-women">A Brain Link to STI/HIV Sexual Risk: Young women with Low Condom Use During Sex Find Visual Sexual Cues Less Pleasant and Less Evocative</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Data show that young adult women in the United States have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase their risk of HIV. Though epidemiologic and behavioral factors for risk have been studied, we know very little about brain factors that may be linked to STI/ HIV sexual risk.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1236-2019-barbara-bates-center-fellowships-available"><img src="/live/image/gid/59/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,490,351/ignore_cropper/1/8350_bbcshn_fellowships_2017.rev.1541010028.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="490" data-max-h="351"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1236-2019-barbara-bates-center-fellowships-available">2020 Barbara Bates Center Fellowships Available</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is taking applications for the 2020 Fellowships and Research Awards. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1633-breastfeeding-benefits-during-covid-19"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/479,0,1843,1366/ignore_cropper/1/7809_spatz-froh-nursing-mom-breastfeeding-legislation.rev.1534521512.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/479,0,1843,1366/ignore_cropper/1/7809_spatz-froh-nursing-mom-breastfeeding-legislation.rev.1534521512.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/479,0,1843,1366/ignore_cropper/1/7809_spatz-froh-nursing-mom-breastfeeding-legislation.rev.1534521512.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1366"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1633-breastfeeding-benefits-during-covid-19">Breastfeeding Benefits During COVID-19</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">While the current coronavirus pandemic continues to affect all people, families will still give birth and bring new life into the world. During the COVID-19 crisis, breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to infants is recommended by national and international organizations because it is effective against infectious diseases: It strengthens the immune system by directly transferring antibodies from the mother.</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1621-big-data-helps-shape-patient-care"><img src="/live/image/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/96,0,443,347/ignore_cropper/1/10654_faginhall.rev.1585749685.jpg" alt="Fagin Hall" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="500" data-max-h="347"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1621-big-data-helps-shape-patient-care">Big Data Helps Shape Patient Care: Nursing scientists use large-scale research for outsize results</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has rallied behind healthcare workers—to both protect and support this critical community that continues to save lives in the face of personal danger. Now more than ever, it’s essential to understand how this workforce of nurses, doctors, and other indispensable personnel can be more effective through scientific research.</p></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/874-engaging-islamic-religious-leaders-to-improve"><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/874-engaging-islamic-religious-leaders-to-improve">Engaging Islamic Religious Leaders to Improve African American Muslim Women’s Attitudes About Breastfeeding</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">While research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman’s social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African American Muslims.</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/555-9-million-grant-for-study-on-health-disparities-in"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/377,0,2304,1929/ignore_cropper/1/2902_bauermeister_landscape.rev.1472739720.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/377,0,2304,1929/ignore_cropper/1/2902_bauermeister_landscape.rev.1472739720.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/377,0,2304,1929/ignore_cropper/1/2902_bauermeister_landscape.rev.1472739720.png 3x" data-max-w="2583" data-max-h="1929"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/555-9-million-grant-for-study-on-health-disparities-in">$9 Million Grant for Study on Health Disparities in HIV Prevention</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing & Emory’s School of Public Health Unite for National Study on HIV Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Men</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/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/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>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1417-penn-researchers-influence-cdcs-clarification-on"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/522,36,1234,749/ignore_cropper/1/9515_pennnursing_nov18_0293.rev.1560366407.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/522,36,1234,749/ignore_cropper/1/9515_pennnursing_nov18_0293.rev.1560366407.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/522,36,1234,749/ignore_cropper/1/9515_pennnursing_nov18_0293.rev.1560366407.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1800" data-max-h="1200"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1417-penn-researchers-influence-cdcs-clarification-on">Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification on Prescribing Opioids for Cancer Pain</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published guidelines to improve the way opioids are prescribed. Yet some of these guidelines have caused confusion and misapplication among clinicians and unintendedly limited treatment of pain for people with cancer.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/872-penn-nursing-medicine-study-standardized-policies"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/95,11,463,380/ignore_cropper/1/6055_sara_jacoby_560x380.rev.1500318608.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/872-penn-nursing-medicine-study-standardized-policies">Penn Nursing, Medicine Study: Standardized Policies Needed for How and When Police Interact with Trauma Patients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Injured people often interact with police and other law enforcement agents before and during their injury care, particularly when their injuries are due to violence or major motor vehicle crashes. Yet, there are no professional guidelines in trauma medicine or nursing that standardize when and how police interact with injured patients.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1440-neighborhood-environment-and-health"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/119,0,499,380/ignore_cropper/1/9576_neighborhood_environments_philadelphia_560x380.rev.1563377684.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/1440-neighborhood-environment-and-health">Neighborhood Environment and Health</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> It is well understood that urban black males are at a disproportionately high risk of poor health outcomes. But little is known about how the neighborhood environments where these men live contribute to their health.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1412-predicting-postinjury-depression-and-ptsd-risk"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/89,0,469,380/ignore_cropper/1/6584_richmond_therese_chair_photo_color_560x380_web.rev.1504016217.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/1412-predicting-postinjury-depression-and-ptsd-risk">Predicting Postinjury Depression and PTSD Risk</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Although injury is unexpected and acute, it can result in long-term health problems and disability. Up to half of all patients experience postinjury depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after injury, increasing suboptimal recovery, disability, and costs for care. For patients like urban black men, some of whom have experienced prior trauma, childhood adversity and neighborhood disadvantage, acute postinjury stress responses are exacerbated.</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/1430-what-influences-how-parents-and-their-gay"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/162,0,645,482/ignore_cropper/1/9555_flores_story_image.rev.1561579634.jpg" alt="Father talking and spending time with his teenage son." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="724" data-max-h="483"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1430-what-influences-how-parents-and-their-gay">What Influences How Parents and Their Gay Adolescent Sons Talk About Sexual Health at Home?</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Research from Penn Nursing’s Dennis Flores, PhD, found that even when parent-child conversations avoid heteronormative stereotypes, outside factors like mass media and religion—those beyond the parents’ control—can reinforce them.</p></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>

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