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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/1281-reflections-from-apna-scholarship-recipient"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,406,406/ignore_cropper/1/8512_fullsizeoutput_411.rev.1546453778.jpg" alt="Lisa Kehr, Penn Nursing Alum" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="406" data-max-h="406"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1281-reflections-from-apna-scholarship-recipient">Reflections from APNA Scholarship Recipient</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors (BOD) Student Scholarship recipient and recent Penn Nursing graduate Lisa Kehr discusses her experience at the 2018 APNA Conference in Columbus, Ohio.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1676-in-their-own-words"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/696,71,1373,747/ignore_cropper/1/10808_Story_Slam_Title_Image.rev.1589306809.png" alt="Story Slam 2020" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/696,71,1373,747/ignore_cropper/1/10808_Story_Slam_Title_Image.rev.1589306809.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/696,71,1373,747/ignore_cropper/1/10808_Story_Slam_Title_Image.rev.1589306809.png 3x" data-max-w="1440" data-max-h="808"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1676-in-their-own-words">In Their Own Words</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing’s second annual Story Slam event was held on February 12th, 2020, and the videos of the evening, along with backstage interviews with each of the storytellers, are available now. The stories highlight the incredible role nurses play in our lives, as well as the endless possibilities for those entering the nursing profession.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/487-post-doc-fellow-awarded-new-investigator-grant"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/20,3,284,267/ignore_cropper/1/1095_barnes_h_7_2014v21.rev.1466539481.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/487-post-doc-fellow-awarded-new-investigator-grant">Post-Doc Fellow Awarded New Investigator Grant</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Hilary Barnes, a post-doctoral research fellow in Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research recently received an <a href="http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/content.cfm?ItemNumber=13646" target="_blank">AcademyHealth</a> New Investigator Small Grant Award.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1638-shi-eun-lee-nu20"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2000,1000/ignore_cropper/1/10710_1000500.rev.1587480903.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2000,1000/ignore_cropper/1/10710_1000500.rev.1587480903.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2000,1000/ignore_cropper/1/10710_1000500.rev.1587480903.png 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1000"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1638-shi-eun-lee-nu20">Shi Eun Lee, Nu’20</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“My sister and I flew out of DC with a layover in Doha, Qatar. Before our flight, we were required to fill out a health screening, a travel history form, and downloaded an app on our cell phones that would track our symptoms and activities before landing at Incheon airport.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/906-leary-is-the-geek-of-the-year"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/215,0,1070,854/ignore_cropper/1/6655_marion_leary.rev.1506520051.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/215,0,1070,854/ignore_cropper/1/6655_marion_leary.rev.1506520051.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/215,0,1070,854/ignore_cropper/1/6655_marion_leary.rev.1506520051.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1280" data-max-h="854"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/906-leary-is-the-geek-of-the-year">Leary is the Geek of the Year!</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The annual award – sponsored by Geekadelphia, Generocity and Technical.ly Phl – honors outstanding achievements in Philadelphia’s vibrant geek community in the areas of innovation, technology and activism.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1360-penn-nursing-students-win-2019-presidents"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/576,160,1744,1328/ignore_cropper/1/8826_p-100648-master-v1-046x.rev.1554824399.jpg" alt="Penn Nursing seniors José Á. Maciel, Nu’19 (l), and Antonio E. Renteria, Nu’19 (r), are..." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/576,160,1744,1328/ignore_cropper/1/8826_p-100648-master-v1-046x.rev.1554824399.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/576,160,1744,1328/ignore_cropper/1/8826_p-100648-master-v1-046x.rev.1554824399.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1333"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1360-penn-nursing-students-win-2019-presidents">Penn Nursing Students Win 2019 President’s Engagement Prize</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Penn Nursing seniors José Á. Maciel, Nu’19, and Antonio E. Renteria, Nu’19, are among the nine winners of the 2019 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes. Awarded annually, these prizes provide $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/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/1562-colleen-seeber-combs-msn-rn-gnu92"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/293,0,1052,760/ignore_cropper/1/10087_Untitled_design_71.rev.1579613198.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/293,0,1052,760/ignore_cropper/1/10087_Untitled_design_71.rev.1579613198.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/293,0,1052,760/ignore_cropper/1/10087_Untitled_design_71.rev.1579613198.png 3x" data-max-w="1120" data-max-h="760"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1562-colleen-seeber-combs-msn-rn-gnu92">Colleen Seeber-Combs, MSN, RN, GNu’92</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“In 1989 I came to Philadelphia after working for three years in a community hospital in Manahawkin, NJ. I wanted to experience working in a big city hospital and pursue a graduate degree in nursing.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1604-lauren-jones-nu20"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,500/ignore_cropper/1/10567_1000500_10.rev.1583853384.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,500/ignore_cropper/1/10567_1000500_10.rev.1583853384.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1604-lauren-jones-nu20">Lauren Jones, Nu’20</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“This past summer I spent working as a patient care tech in a hospital, where I floated between a few different floors. One day I was in the ICU and a patient had recently been extubated, and I went into her room with the nurse to check on her. The patient was saying a lot of things that didn’t make sense, but she kept referring to the nurse and me as her ‘guardian angels.’</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1454-mandela-fellow-to-share-experience-at-penn-nursing"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/234,0,918,683/ignore_cropper/1/9685_Sainabou--1140x684.rev.1565275940.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/234,0,918,683/ignore_cropper/1/9685_Sainabou--1140x684.rev.1565275940.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1140" data-max-h="684"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1454-mandela-fellow-to-share-experience-at-penn-nursing">Mandela Fellow to Share Experience at Penn Nursing</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Sainabou Barra Cham, a 2019 recipient of the <a href="https://yali.state.gov/mwf/">Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders</a>, joined Penn Nursing’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/cgwh/">Center for Global Women’s Health</a> (CGWH) for a one-month training opportunity. On Thursday, August 29th, she will share her experience as a Fellow, and what her time here was like. She will also detail her work as a nurse and midwife in The Gambia. For details about the special presentation and to RSVP, please click <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/calendar/#!view/event/date/20190829/event_id/2991">here</a>.</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/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>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1382-cunningham-and-henderson-appointed-to-committee-on"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/91,0,471,380/ignore_cropper/1/8917_560x380.rev.1556201326.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1382-cunningham-and-henderson-appointed-to-committee-on">Cunningham and Henderson Appointed to Committee on Future of Nursing 2020-2030</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> This ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine the lessons learned from the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, as well as the current state of science and technology to inform their assessment of the capacity of the profession to meet the anticipated health and social care demands from 2020 to 2030. As part of its duties, the committee is scheduled to hold <a href="https://nam.edu/publications/the-future-of-nursing-2020-2030/">three regional town halls</a> including a stop at <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a> on Wednesday, July 24<sup>th</sup>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1685-responding-to-challenges-of-older-adults-with"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/52,0,432,380/ignore_cropper/1/10871_older_couple_560x380.rev.1591797922.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/1685-responding-to-challenges-of-older-adults-with">Responding to Challenges of Older Adults with COVID-19</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Older adults with COVID-19 who survive hospitalizations and return to their homes confront substantial health challenges and an unpredictable future. Early evidence suggests that complex and long-term physical, functional, cognitive, and emotional negative health consequences will be the norm for them. However, the trajectories of health care needs of older adults with COVID-19 in the weeks and months following hospital discharge have yet to be identified.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1437-student-stories-forging-an-intersectional-career"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,379,380/ignore_cropper/1/9568_Tiffany_Hsu_560x380.rev.1562949713.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/1437-student-stories-forging-an-intersectional-career">Student Stories: Forging an Intersectional Career</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing student Tiffany Hsu recently wrote about her internship with UNESCO this summer in Paris, France, her experience of weaving together an interdisciplinary career, and defining what it means to be a nurse.</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/550-penn-nursing-expert-workable-alternatives-to"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,14,360,373/ignore_cropper/1/2855_2008-meghani-salimah-pid1224-360x5041.rev.1471888222.jpg" alt="(Photography by Karen J. Gowen)" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="360" data-max-h="504"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/550-penn-nursing-expert-workable-alternatives-to">Penn Nursing Expert: Workable Alternatives to Opioid Treatment Needed</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">In a recent letter to the editor of JAMA Oncology, Dr. Salimah H. Meghani addresses the need for health insurance-covered treatments other than opioids for cancer survivors with chronic pain.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/886-university-of-pennsylvania-names-calvin-bland"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/614,0,1523,910/ignore_cropper/1/6598_penngse_aug17_0735.rev.1504708250.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/614,0,1523,910/ignore_cropper/1/6598_penngse_aug17_0735.rev.1504708250.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/614,0,1523,910/ignore_cropper/1/6598_penngse_aug17_0735.rev.1504708250.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1366"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/886-university-of-pennsylvania-names-calvin-bland">University of Pennsylvania Names Calvin Bland Fellows</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) has named three Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows to collaborate on research for boys and young men of color. Supported by a $2 million endowment from the <a href="http://www.rwjf.org/">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</a>, the Fellows were selected from the faculty at University of Pennsylvania’s <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Schools of Nursing</a> (Penn Nursing), <a href="http://www.gse.upenn.edu/">Graduate School of Education</a> (GSE) and Social Policy & Practice (SP2).</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/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/632-penn-nursings-robin-stevens-featured-on-whyys"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3295_stevens_robin_560x380_web.rev.1476454595.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/632-penn-nursings-robin-stevens-featured-on-whyys">Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens Featured on WHYY’s Radio Times</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">On WHYY’s “Radio Times,” <strong>Robin Stevens</strong> discussed challenges faced by young women of color: body shaming, bullying and poverty.</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/816-weaning-from-extended-breastfeeding-varies-for"><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/816-weaning-from-extended-breastfeeding-varies-for">Weaning From Extended Breastfeeding Varies for Every Mom</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">What are the best practices for weaning a toddler from breastfeeding, and what role can health-care providers play in helping nursing mothers to do so?</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.1583783035.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="144" data-max-h="212"/></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/442-nih-council-appoints-bowles"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/27,158,1687,1819/ignore_cropper/1/313_nih-logo-white-background.rev.1464880675.jpg" alt="NIH Logo" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/27,158,1687,1819/ignore_cropper/1/313_nih-logo-white-background.rev.1464880675.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/27,158,1687,1819/ignore_cropper/1/313_nih-logo-white-background.rev.1464880675.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1742" data-max-h="1931"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/442-nih-council-appoints-bowles">NIH Council Appoints Bowles</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Members of the National Advisory council for Nursing Research are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, embodying diverse perspectives from the fields of nursing, public and health policy, law, and economics.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/753-george-yang-wins-ldi-undergrad-health-services"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/87,0,467,380/ignore_cropper/1/4144_george_yang_560x380.rev.1487166570.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/753-george-yang-wins-ldi-undergrad-health-services">George Yang Wins LDI Undergrad Health Services Research Prize</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">George Z. Yang, a freshman in the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/nhcm/">dual degree Nursing and Health Care Management program</a> at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the <a href="http://ldi.upenn.edu/" target="_blank">Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI)</a> 2017 Undergraduate Health Services Research Prize.</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/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/449-omega-3-lowers-childhood-aggression"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,2,938,800/ignore_cropper/1/329_omega3.rev.1464892524.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,2,938,800/ignore_cropper/1/329_omega3.rev.1464892524.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,2,938,800/ignore_cropper/1/329_omega3.rev.1464892524.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/449-omega-3-lowers-childhood-aggression">Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">University of Pennsylvania research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry says Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional form.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/435-preventing-diabetes-in-philadelphias-children-and"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/38,8,279,249/ignore_cropper/1/245_lip-comp-han.rev.1461172174.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="552" data-max-h="252"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/435-preventing-diabetes-in-philadelphias-children-and">Preventing Diabetes in Philadelphia’s Children (and the World’s)</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The study, “25-Hydroxyvitamin D and glycemic control: A cross-sectional study of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes,” included about 200 children and adolescents from the Diabetes Center for Children at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.</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>

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