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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/473-jose-bauermeister-appointed-presidential-professor"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/188,0,1285,1097/ignore_cropper/1/1465_bauermeister-jose.rev.1469209943.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/188,0,1285,1097/ignore_cropper/1/1465_bauermeister-jose.rev.1469209943.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/188,0,1285,1097/ignore_cropper/1/1465_bauermeister-jose.rev.1469209943.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1371" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/473-jose-bauermeister-appointed-presidential-professor">José Bauermeister Appointed Presidential Professor</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price appoint José Arturo Bauermeister, to the School of Nursing, as the tenth Presidential Professor.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1328-next-level-nursing"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/940,0,2880,1939/ignore_cropper/1/8751_photo_2.rev.1551813516.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/940,0,2880,1939/ignore_cropper/1/8751_photo_2.rev.1551813516.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/940,0,2880,1939/ignore_cropper/1/8751_photo_2.rev.1551813516.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1328-next-level-nursing">Next-Level Nursing</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">On February 11, more than 40 alumni and friends gathered in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP to learn how Penn Nursing is advancing innovation within its curriculum and in health care systems near and far.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1244-breaking-the-cycle-of-despair-for-people-with"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/233,0,716,482/ignore_cropper/1/8370_dementia_1.rev.1541598279.jpg" alt="Woman looks at old photos of family members ." 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/1244-breaking-the-cycle-of-despair-for-people-with">Breaking the Cycle of Despair for People with Dementia</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> In their new book, <em>Better Living with Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies</em>, Penn Nursing’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/7116-nancy-a-hodgson">Nancy Hodgson</a> and Drexel’s Laura Gitlin dissect the challenge of living with the disease for individuals who have it, and for their caregivers. You can meet the authors at the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/calendar/#event_id/2774/view/event/date/20181128">book’s launch event</a> on Wednesdy, November 28, 2018 (5 to 8 PM) in the Mitchell Auditorium on the Drexel University campus.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/968-collaboration-between-health-systems-and-law"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/82,0,462,380/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/968-collaboration-between-health-systems-and-law">Collaboration Between Health Systems and Law Enforcement May be Key for Injury Surveillance, Control and Prevention</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Injury remains one of the top 10 causes of death and disability worldwide. Partnerships between health systems and law enforcement can enable linkages in injury data to better identify where and to whom injuries are occurring. This cross-sector surveillance can also lead to more effective and expansive injury control and prevention efforts to improve population health.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/799-barbara-riegel-phd-wins-university-award-for"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/78,0,458,380/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/799-barbara-riegel-phd-wins-university-award-for">Barbara Riegel, PhD, Wins University Award for Undergraduate Advising</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW) Award recognizes undergraduate faculty advisors who have distinguished themselves in providing assistance and advice to their advisee students and who have made a significant impact on the academic experience of these students.</p></div></article>
  • <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/433-editorial-calls-for-deeper-insight-into-ways"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,150,187/ignore_cropper/1/243_2014-ulrich-pid1124a.rev.1461089459.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="150" data-max-h="187"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/433-editorial-calls-for-deeper-insight-into-ways">Editorial Calls for Deeper Insight Into Ways Nurse-Industry Relationships Affect Ethical Conduct</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“We need a better understanding of the potential benefits and harms, direct or indirect, for patients when nurses work with industry, and overall how industry relations affect public trust,”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1351-tailoring-lactation-education-to-the-cultural"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/820,236,1832,1248/ignore_cropper/1/8801_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar.rev.1554234903.jpg" alt="Photo courtesy of 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/820,236,1832,1248/ignore_cropper/1/8801_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar.rev.1554234903.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/820,236,1832,1248/ignore_cropper/1/8801_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar.rev.1554234903.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1333"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1351-tailoring-lactation-education-to-the-cultural">Tailoring Lactation Education to the Cultural Needs of Orthodox Jewish Families</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Breastfeeding is an accepted practice for millions of women worldwide and strongly endorse by the World Health Organization. To provide appropriate counseling about human milk and breastfeeding, it is important to understand cultural beliefs and customs related to the practice.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1018-mentorship-program-introduces-students-of-color-to"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/158,0,826,667/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/158,0,826,667/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/1018-mentorship-program-introduces-students-of-color-to">Mentorship Program Introduces Students of Color to their Ivy League Contemporaries</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The HERstory/HIStory mentorship program was founded during the 2016-17 academic year by Penn students, faculty, and staff at W.E.B. Du Bois College House, including Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens, PhD. Students of color at the House serve as mentors to African-American schoolchildren at Samuel Powel Elementary School, a K-4 public elementary school in West Philadelphia.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/777-six-nurse-anesthesia-students-travel-to-guatemala"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,480/ignore_cropper/1/4351_img_2994.rev.1490030196.jpg" alt="Six nurse anesthesia students at Hospitalito Atitlán in Guatemala." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="480"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/777-six-nurse-anesthesia-students-travel-to-guatemala">Six Nurse Anesthesia Students Travel to Guatemala for Medical-Surgical Mission</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">On the southern shore of Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala is Hospitalito Atitlán, a small, private non-profit hospital serving the 75,000 resource-poor Tz’ulujil Maya people of the community of Santiago Atitlán.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1024-applying-implementation-science-to-improve"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/58,1,436,380/ignore_cropper/1/7263_lauren_johnson_560x380.rev.1521038160.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/1024-applying-implementation-science-to-improve">Applying Implementation Science to Improve Cervical Cancer Prevention in sub-Saharan Africa</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> While cervical cancer – one of the most common cancers in women – has significantly decreased in the United States, it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have the largest age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of this potentially preventable and non-communicable disease due to the difficulty in implementing prevention, screening, and treatment programs.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1184-kathryn-h-bowles-phd-awarded-15th-claire-m-fagin"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/240,0,740,500/ignore_cropper/1/4286_bowles_topstory_1000x500.rev.1488833259.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/240,0,740,500/ignore_cropper/1/4286_bowles_topstory_1000x500.rev.1488833259.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1184-kathryn-h-bowles-phd-awarded-15th-claire-m-fagin">Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, Awarded 15th Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The biennial award honors the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School’s third Dean, exemplified. It is given to a <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a> faculty member, or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program, who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing scholarship. Bowles delivered the lecture ‘From Inquiry to Innovation: How a Clinical Question Became a Business Opportunity’ during the October 25th event.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/936-dissecting-my-passion"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,29,325,354/ignore_cropper/1/6764_alexis_kara.rev.1510172431.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="325" data-max-h="457"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/936-dissecting-my-passion">“Dissecting My Passion”</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Third year Penn Nursing student, Alexis Kalargheros, shares her experience of dissecting a cadaver for the first time in the <a href="http://www.nsna.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">National Student Nurses Association</a>’s official membership journal, <a href="http://www.nsna.org/imprint.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>The Imprint</em></a>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1331-ersek-selected-for-induction-to-the-international"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/119,33,465,380/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/1331-ersek-selected-for-induction-to-the-international">Ersek Selected for Induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a>’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/34-mary-ersek">Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FPCN</a>, the Killebrew-Censits Chair in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Palliative Care, will be honored by <a href="https://www.sigmanursing.org/">Sigma Theta Tau International</a> (STTI) for her contributions to the nursing profession during the 30th International Nursing Research Congress in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in July.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/991-weekly-fish-consumption-linked-to-better-sleep"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/212,0,712,500/ignore_cropper/1/7032_fish_topstory_1000x500.rev.1515001413.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/212,0,712,500/ignore_cropper/1/7032_fish_topstory_1000x500.rev.1515001413.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/991-weekly-fish-consumption-linked-to-better-sleep">Weekly Fish Consumption Linked to Better Sleep, Higher IQ, Penn Study Finds</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all, according to new findings from the <a href="https://www.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania</a> recently published in <em><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17520-w">Scientific Reports</a></em>, a <em>Nature</em> journal.</p></div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <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/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/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>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/628-three-attend-pan-american-nursing-research"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3273_colloquia.rev.1476217735.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/628-three-attend-pan-american-nursing-research">Three Attend Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The 15th <a href="https://www.servimed.com.mx/congresos/index.php/coloquioenfermeria-en" target="_blank">Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium</a> recently wrapped up. Nursing educators and researchers gathered at Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco in Mexico City, Mexico to discuss various topics related to nursing like management, clinical care, and advanced education.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/745-study-examines-evidence-of-how-geospatial"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/244,0,744,500/ignore_cropper/1/4124_bauermeister_topstory_1000x500.rev.1486404141.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/244,0,744,500/ignore_cropper/1/4124_bauermeister_topstory_1000x500.rev.1486404141.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/745-study-examines-evidence-of-how-geospatial">Study Examines Evidence of How Geospatial Characteristics Affect Prevention and Care Outcomes for Those Most Affected by HIV</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> Young men who have sex with men (YMSM), particularly racial/ethnic minorities and youth living in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, are disproportionately affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the United States. By examining multilevel studies for evidence of how geospatial indicators are associated with HIV prevention and care outcomes for this population, a new study proposes strategies to intensify prevention efforts in communities where HIV is heavily concentrated.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">  </p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/813-penn-nursing-medicine-collaborate-to-improve"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3803_polomano_web_560x380.rev.1481564494.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/813-penn-nursing-medicine-collaborate-to-improve">Penn Nursing, Medicine Collaborate to Improve Post-surgical Pain Management in China</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Between 60 and 70 percent of patients who undergo a thoracotomy, or a surgical incision into the chest wall, experience some sort of long-term, post-surgical pain. So that patient population was a natural fit for a study focused on pain management, led by the <a href="http://www.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania</a> and taking place at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Peking University People’s Hospital in China.</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/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/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/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/790-eastern-nursing-research-society-honoring-penn"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/84,0,463,380/ignore_cropper/1/4421_medoff-cooper_560x380.rev.1490796429.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/790-eastern-nursing-research-society-honoring-penn">Eastern Nursing Research Society Honoring Penn Nursing’s Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, with Research Award</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The award is in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to nursing research by a Senior Investigator.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/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/673-therese-s-richmond-phd-faan-crnp-appointed-to"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/258,20,738,500/ignore_cropper/1/3515_richmond_topstory_1000x500.rev.1479506824.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/258,20,738,500/ignore_cropper/1/3515_richmond_topstory_1000x500.rev.1479506824.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/673-therese-s-richmond-phd-faan-crnp-appointed-to">Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, Appointed to Department of Health & Human Services National Health Committee</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation has been appointed as a member of the Department of Health & Human Services’ Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.</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>

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