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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 minors. Additionally, a Post-Master’s Certificate is available from all of our MSN programs, as well as from our DNP and from some of our minors.

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/1231-sigma-tri-state-consortium-brunch"><img src="/live/image/gid/96/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/8340_img_5973.rev.1540856250.jpg" alt="Xi Chapter Board Members Cheryl Neisser, PhD, MSN, BSN, BS, ASN, Breanne Mastromarino NU" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/96/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/8340_img_5973.rev.1540856250.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/96/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/8340_img_5973.rev.1540856250.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1536"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1231-sigma-tri-state-consortium-brunch">Sigma Tri-State Consortium Brunch</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Sigma Theta Tau Xi Chapter board members represented Xi Chapter while listening to and learning from nurse leaders, including Lieutenant Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long PhD, RN.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/892-a-national-award-and-appointment-for-riegel"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/84,0,463,380/ignore_cropper/1/4526_riegel_560x380.rev.1491567480.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/892-a-national-award-and-appointment-for-riegel">A National Award and Appointment for Riegel</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/30-barbara-riegel">Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA</a>, the Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology at <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a>, recently received a national award for her contributions to improving the care of patients with advanced heart failure, and has been appointed to a national task force dedicated to cardiovascular science.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/791-susan-renz-dnp-wins-2017-provosts-award-for"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/395,32,1153,791/ignore_cropper/1/4518_sue_renz.rev.1490879013.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/395,32,1153,791/ignore_cropper/1/4518_sue_renz.rev.1490879013.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/395,32,1153,791/ignore_cropper/1/4518_sue_renz.rev.1490879013.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1607" data-max-h="791"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/791-susan-renz-dnp-wins-2017-provosts-award-for">Susan Renz, DNP, Wins 2017 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The Advanced Senior Lecturer in Penn Nursing’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/bhs/">Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences</a> is one of only two recipients of this award across the entire University.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1141-johnson-johnson-gift-provides-undergraduate"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1892,1734/ignore_cropper/1/7713_alex_gorsky.rev.1529071457.jpg" alt="Alex Gorsky, WG’96, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1892,1734/ignore_cropper/1/7713_alex_gorsky.rev.1529071457.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1892,1734/ignore_cropper/1/7713_alex_gorsky.rev.1529071457.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1734"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1141-johnson-johnson-gift-provides-undergraduate">Johnson & Johnson Gift Provides Undergraduate Financial Aid and Serves Communities through the Nursing/Wharton Impact Scholars Loan Program</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a gift of $1 million from Johnson & Johnson to the School of Nursing and the Wharton School. This investment launches the Nursing/Wharton Impact Scholars Loan Program, a program that will increase the number of health care leaders with expertise in both business and clinical care by offering financial aid, and provide underserved communities with greater access to health professionals.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/741-nln-creates-nursing-education-archive-at-penn"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,849,314/ignore_cropper/1/4097_barbara_bates_historical_photo.rev.1485974215.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="849" data-max-h="314"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/741-nln-creates-nursing-education-archive-at-penn">NLN Creates Nursing Education Archive at Penn Nursing’s Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The <a href="http://www.nln.org/foundation/overview/nln-foundation-for-nursing-education">National League for Nursing (NLN)</a> and the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing</a>’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/">Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing</a> are joining forces to preserve the NLN’s rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.</p></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/1336-nursing-work-environment-shapes-relationship"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/82,0,462,380/ignore_cropper/1/8771_Kutney_Lee.rev.1552663382.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/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/1010-risk-assessment-tool-can-now-better-predict-"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/49,0,1413,1365/ignore_cropper/1/7111_adobestock_59161713.rev.1517859949.jpg" alt="Young Girl Sleeping In Intensive Care Unit" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/49,0,1413,1365/ignore_cropper/1/7111_adobestock_59161713.rev.1517859949.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/49,0,1413,1365/ignore_cropper/1/7111_adobestock_59161713.rev.1517859949.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1010-risk-assessment-tool-can-now-better-predict-">Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult population. However, while preventable, immobility-related and medical device-related pressure injuries (MDPI) also occur in hospitalized infants and children.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/780-three-penn-nursing-students-win-presidents"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/4417_pep_2017_560x380.rev.1490714838.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/780-three-penn-nursing-students-win-presidents">Three Penn Nursing Students Win President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Marcus Henderson, Ian McCurry, and Yaneli Arizmendi are among the eight winners of the 2017 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes. The award provides $100,000 in funding for Penn seniors to design and undertake post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting difference in the world.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1102-student-run-penn-dance-marathon-raises-money-for"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,640/ignore_cropper/1/7500_img_1972.rev.1525277568.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,640/ignore_cropper/1/7500_img_1972.rev.1525277568.jpg 2x" data-max-w="960" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1102-student-run-penn-dance-marathon-raises-money-for">Student-run Penn Dance Marathon Raises Money for CHOP Homeless Initiative</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">On March 24th, the student-run Penn Dance Marathon went above and beyond their fundraising goal and raised $11,252.40 at their annual 48-hour Dance Marathon event.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/969-penn-researchers-link-binge-eating-and-weight-loss"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/137,0,517,380/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/969-penn-researchers-link-binge-eating-and-weight-loss">Penn Researchers Link Binge Eating and Weight-loss Challenges</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Someone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder. So how does this type of eating affect people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity who are actively working to lose weight?</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1238-two-apps-target-cancer-risk-in-marginalized"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,57,862,667/ignore_cropper/1/205_penn_nursing_0318.rev.1464036096.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,57,862,667/ignore_cropper/1/205_penn_nursing_0318.rev.1464036096.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="667"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1238-two-apps-target-cancer-risk-in-marginalized">Two Apps Target Cancer Risk in Marginalized Populations</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Two tech-based mobile health interventions aim to reduce the cancer risk among women in marginalized populations. The apps, “Everhealthier Women” and “NowIKnow,” focus on preventive health actions including the HPV vaccine.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1061-congratulations-to-the-2018-penn-nursing-faculty"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/688,0,2048,1360/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/688,0,2048,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3023_429_085.rev.1474305023.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/688,0,2048,1360/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/1061-congratulations-to-the-2018-penn-nursing-faculty">Congratulations to the 2018 Penn Nursing Faculty Award Recipients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> All the honorees will be recognized during the Student-Alumni-Faculty Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 4:00 pm in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium of Fagin Hall.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/500-penn-nursing-in-china-science-vs-shortages"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/77,0,305,228/ignore_cropper/1/1182_nursing-trio16-650b1.rev.1466697438.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="365" data-max-h="228"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/500-penn-nursing-in-china-science-vs-shortages">Penn Nursing in China: Science vs. Shortages</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><em>How a Small School’s Faculty is Making an Outsize Impact</em></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/666-penn-nursing-leads-the-way-with-improved-care"><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/666-penn-nursing-leads-the-way-with-improved-care">Penn Nursing Leads the Way with Improved Care Model for Veterans</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Work by Penn Nursing’s Mary Ersek, Joan Carpenter, and Stephanie Oram aimed at improving care for veterans through a holistic and integrated approach will be put into action in VA Community Living Centers across the country.</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <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/711-first-of-its-kind-study-on-injury-recovery-takes"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/95,0,474,380/ignore_cropper/1/3805_richmond-aitken.rev.1481568123.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/711-first-of-its-kind-study-on-injury-recovery-takes">First-of-its-kind Study on Injury Recovery Takes the Trauma Patient’s Point of View</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">In one of the first studies to examine priorities in recovery identified by trauma patients, family members and clinicians over time, an international research partnership that was launched from the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing)</a> and Griffith University School of Nursing & Midwifery in Australia has helped advance the importance of patient-reported outcome measures for improved trauma care and research.</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/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/873-a-discussion-with-johnson-johnson-ceo-alex"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1920,1080/ignore_cropper/1/5776_dsc01336.rev.1498832866.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1920,1080/ignore_cropper/1/5776_dsc01336.rev.1498832866.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1920,1080/ignore_cropper/1/5776_dsc01336.rev.1498832866.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1920" data-max-h="1080"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/873-a-discussion-with-johnson-johnson-ceo-alex">A Discussion with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Penn Nursing had the pleasure of welcoming <a href="https://www.jnj.com/leadership/alex-gorsky" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alex Gorsky</a>, CEO and Chairman of the Board of <a href="https://www.jnj.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Johnson & Johnson</a>, to Fagin Hall on June 29.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/864-penn-nursing-chop-study-pediatric-nurses-miss"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/417,40,1740,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1106_eileen_lake_2016.rev.1466611019.jpg" alt="Eileen T. Lake, PhD, MSN, MA, BSN, FAAN" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/417,40,1740,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1106_eileen_lake_2016.rev.1466611019.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/417,40,1740,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1106_eileen_lake_2016.rev.1466611019.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/864-penn-nursing-chop-study-pediatric-nurses-miss">Penn Nursing, CHOP Study: Pediatric Nurses Miss Necessary Care More Often in Poor Work Environments</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> In a new study, researchers at the <a href="http://www.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania</a> <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">School of Nursing</a>’s <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/chopr/">Center for Health Outcome and Policy Research</a> (CHOPR) and <a href="http://www.chop.edu/">Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia</a> (CHOP) examined the factors influencing the likelihood of missed nursing care in a pediatric setting. Their findings indicate that pediatric nurses with poor work environments and higher patient loads are more likely to miss required care.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/606-nurse-designed-care-models-could-be-key-to-a"><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/606-nurse-designed-care-models-could-be-key-to-a">Nurse-Designed Care Models Could Be Key to a Culture of Health</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Study Examines How Evidence-Based Edge Runner Initiatives Could Help Other Care Providers Improve National Health.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/641-research-in-motion-to-curb-cell-phone-use-while"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/430,0,1794,1365/ignore_cropper/1/231_catherine_mcdonald_2016.rev.1476980441.jpg" alt="Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/430,0,1794,1365/ignore_cropper/1/231_catherine_mcdonald_2016.rev.1476980441.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/430,0,1794,1365/ignore_cropper/1/231_catherine_mcdonald_2016.rev.1476980441.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/641-research-in-motion-to-curb-cell-phone-use-while">Research in Motion to Curb Cell Phone Use While Driving</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s <a href="http://blog.research.chop.edu/" target="_blank">Cornerstone blog</a> includes Penn Nursing’s Catherine McDonald and her research on why and how teen drivers crash.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/529-penn-nursing-hosts-the-15th-annual-summer-research"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/72,0,365,293/ignore_cropper/1/1466_sri-2016-web.rev.1467995041.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="414" data-max-h="293"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/529-penn-nursing-hosts-the-15th-annual-summer-research">Penn Nursing Hosts the 15th Annual Summer Research Institute</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The school’s yearly research-intensive summit accepted twelve fellows from around the world.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/519-research-on-childrens-ability-to-detect-sugar"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/125,3,465,343/ignore_cropper/1/1282_first.rev.1467137885.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="617" data-max-h="347"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/519-research-on-childrens-ability-to-detect-sugar">Research on Children’s Ability to Detect Sugar Published</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Research from Paule Valery Joseph, PhD, who received her doctorate from Penn Nursing in August 2015, has been published in Nursing Research. Joseph worked with colleagues from the Monell Chemical Senses Center to investigate children’s ability to detect sugar and why it seems some children want more sweets than others.</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/573-deatrick-to-receive-14th-distinguished-researcher"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/385,0,1478,1094/ignore_cropper/1/3032_janet_deatrick_2016.rev.1474389310.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/385,0,1478,1094/ignore_cropper/1/3032_janet_deatrick_2016.rev.1474389310.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/385,0,1478,1094/ignore_cropper/1/3032_janet_deatrick_2016.rev.1474389310.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/573-deatrick-to-receive-14th-distinguished-researcher">Deatrick to Receive 14th Distinguished Researcher Award</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The biennial award honors the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School’s third Dean, exemplified. It is given to a faculty member, or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program, who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing scholarship.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/961-basic-science-research-key-to-informing-public"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,0,920,667/ignore_cropper/1/280_penn_nursing_0427.rev.1464116743.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,0,920,667/ignore_cropper/1/280_penn_nursing_0427.rev.1464116743.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="667"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/961-basic-science-research-key-to-informing-public">Basic Science Research Key to Informing Public Policy About Regulation of Novel Nicotine-Containing Products</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Research has provided significant insight into the abuse liability and negative health consequences associated with tobacco and nicotine-containing products. As novel nicotine-containing products and alternative nicotine products are introduced and selectively marketed to vulnerable populations, more research is necessary to guide regulatory efforts to protect public health.</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/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>

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