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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/921-the-future-of-pain"><img src="/live/image/gid/101/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/272,0,772,500/ignore_cropper/1/6696_future_of_pain_alt_2.rev.1507655571.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/101/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/272,0,772,500/ignore_cropper/1/6696_future_of_pain_alt_2.rev.1507655571.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/921-the-future-of-pain">The Future of Pain</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 450;">How do clinicians mitigate the opioid crisis while still providing relief? Penn Nursing is leading the way with answers, which you can read about in the inaugural issue of our school’s redesigned magazine, <em><a href="/magazine/">Penn Nursing</a></em>.</span></p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1015-improving-family-based-communication-key-to"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/73,0,453,380/ignore_cropper/1/7125_flores_560x380.rev.1519138622.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/1015-improving-family-based-communication-key-to">Improving Family-Based Communication Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Adolescents</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Studies have shown that talking with teens about sex-related topics is a positive parenting practice that facilitates important sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. But for LGBTQ youth, the topic of sexuality and sexual health is often ineffectively addressed at home.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/971-sarah-shin-nu18-describes-experience-at-the-mayo"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/89,0,469,380/ignore_cropper/1/6951_shin_560x380.rev.1512653266.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/971-sarah-shin-nu18-describes-experience-at-the-mayo">Sarah Shin (Nu’18) Describes Her Experience at the Mayo Clinic</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">This past summer, I had the privilege of working as a Summer III nurse extern at the Mayo Clinic. I learned about the program from Penn Nursing upperclassmen who had completed the program in prior years.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1274-penn-nursing-diaries-a-day-in-the-life-of-holly"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,80,1080,1160/ignore_cropper/1/8494_Penn_White_Coat_Pic.rev.1544550127.jpg" alt="Holly" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,80,1080,1160/ignore_cropper/1/8494_Penn_White_Coat_Pic.rev.1544550127.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,80,1080,1160/ignore_cropper/1/8494_Penn_White_Coat_Pic.rev.1544550127.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1080" data-max-h="1440"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1274-penn-nursing-diaries-a-day-in-the-life-of-holly">Penn Nursing Diaries: A Day in the Life of Holly Bischof</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Hi guys! My name is Holly and I am in the ABSN program at Penn Nursing and sub-matriculated into the adult/gerontology acute care NP program so that eventually I can work with brain tumor patients. I am also a triathlete. Here is a little insight as to how I balance my passions.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1387-low-income-fifth-year-students-receive-new"><img src="/live/image/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/ignore_cropper/1/8956_Privitera_PennNursing_016.rev.1556825521.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/ignore_cropper/1/8956_Privitera_PennNursing_016.rev.1556825521.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/ignore_cropper/1/8956_Privitera_PennNursing_016.rev.1556825521.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1387-low-income-fifth-year-students-receive-new">Low-Income, Fifth-Year Students Receive New Financial Aid Resource to Help Them Succeed</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> When you come from a true Red and Blue family, the concept of not being able to finish your degree because of financial hardships is one that doesn’t sit well. For <strong>Robert Karsch, C’85, M’89</strong> and <strong>Abby Bechler-Karsch, Nu’88, GNu’93</strong>, that meant creating a new scholarship—the <strong>Abby and Robert Karsch Family Scholarship</strong> Program—for low-income Penn Nursing undergraduates required to take a fifth year of classes in order to graduate.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1271-alcohol-intake-may-be-key-to-long-term-weight-loss"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/142,0,521,380/ignore_cropper/1/8136_ariana_chao_560x380.rev.1538748047.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/1271-alcohol-intake-may-be-key-to-long-term-weight-loss">Alcohol Intake May Be Key to Long-term Weight Loss for People with Diabetes</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Research shows that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While best practice for weight loss often includes decreasing or eliminating calories from alcohol, few studies examine whether people who undergo weight loss treatment report changes in alcohol intake and whether alcohol influences their weight loss.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/993-dean-villarruels-january-greeting"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/349,0,2678,2329/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/349,0,2678,2329/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/349,0,2678,2329/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/993-dean-villarruels-january-greeting">Dean Villarruel’s January Greeting</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The start of a new year is a tremendous time to take stock of the many positive things in one’s life. In my case, I feel especially grateful and proud to be part of the Penn Nursing community – a global network of students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, and friends that continues to grow stronger, more diverse, and more accomplished with every year that passes. It is my pleasure to wish everyone who is part of this supportive and impactful community all the best for a happy and healthy 2018.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1054-chopr-surgical-patients-with-dementia-fare-better"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/34,0,414,380/ignore_cropper/1/7333_headshot.rev.1522332729.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/1054-chopr-surgical-patients-with-dementia-fare-better">CHOPR: Surgical Patients with Dementia Fare Better with Higher Educated Nurses</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> A new study found that surgical patients with coexisting Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are more likely to die within 30 days of admission and to die following a complication compared with patients without ADRD. Having more nurses with at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the bedside improved the likelihood of good outcomes for all patients, but it had a much greater effect for patients with ADRD.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1426-student-stories-nursing-research-in-dublin-ireland"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/43,0,423,380/ignore_cropper/1/9540_Anna_Bennett_560x380.rev.1561122269.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/1426-student-stories-nursing-research-in-dublin-ireland">Student Stories: Nursing Research in Dublin, Ireland</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Anna Bennett (left), a rising senior at Penn Nursing, writes about her summer internship in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to this experience, she hadn’t really traveled beyond Philadelphia or her hometown of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. But after a couple weeks in a new city, she’s already fallen into a new routine. “Somehow, the bungalow I reside in almost seems like a home away from home.”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/828-national-research-award-for-penn-nursing-professor"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/311,0,1675,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1126_tanja_kral_2016.rev.1466624047.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/311,0,1675,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1126_tanja_kral_2016.rev.1466624047.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/311,0,1675,1365/ignore_cropper/1/1126_tanja_kral_2016.rev.1466624047.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/828-national-research-award-for-penn-nursing-professor">National Research Award for Penn Nursing Professor</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/18-tanja-ve-kral">Tanja Kral, PhD</a>, Associate Professor of Nutrition Science in the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/bhs/">Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences</a>, will be awarded the <a href="http://www.ssib.org/web/awards.php">Alan Epstein Research Award</a> from the <a href="http://www.ssib.org/web/index.php">Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB)</a>. The award is given to a SSIB member in recognition of a discovery that advances the understanding of ingestive behavior.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1427-trustees-council-of-penn-women-gift-supports-west"><img src="/live/image/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/710,89,2451,1831/ignore_cropper/1/9554_westphillywomens.rev.1561488419.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/710,89,2451,1831/ignore_cropper/1/9554_westphillywomens.rev.1561488419.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/710,89,2451,1831/ignore_cropper/1/9554_westphillywomens.rev.1561488419.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1831"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1427-trustees-council-of-penn-women-gift-supports-west">Trustees’ Council of Penn Women Gift Supports West Philadelphia Women</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Penn Nursing’s West Philadelphia Women’s Day event will continue, thanks to a new grant from The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW). Funding from TCPW will support Dr. Wendy Grube’s partnership with women from the medically underserved West Philadelphia community to investigate their most pressing health concerns and move forward with a second West Philadelphia Women’s Day event.</p></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/1253-lipman-promotes-diabetes-awareness-month-at-states"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/274,0,960,686/ignore_cropper/1/8418_lipman_in_harrisburg.rev.1542231001.jpg" alt="L to R: Senator Pat Browne, Representative Ryan Mackenzie, and Penn Nursing's Dr. Terri Lipman." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/274,0,960,686/ignore_cropper/1/8418_lipman_in_harrisburg.rev.1542231001.jpg 2x" data-max-w="960" data-max-h="686"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1253-lipman-promotes-diabetes-awareness-month-at-states">Lipman Promotes Diabetes Awareness Month at State’s Capital</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Pennsylvania Senate Resolution 484 recognizes November 2018 as National Diabetes Month in the Keystone State</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1237-staging-the-plague"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/220,0,1552,1333/ignore_cropper/1/8351_penndemic.rev.1541010621.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/220,0,1552,1333/ignore_cropper/1/8351_penndemic.rev.1541010621.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/220,0,1552,1333/ignore_cropper/1/8351_penndemic.rev.1541010621.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1333"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1237-staging-the-plague">Staging the Plague</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Students training in a variety of health professions worked in interdisciplinary teams to come up with comprehensive solutions to protect public health through a simulated outbreak scenario, held in Fagin Hall and dubbed <a href="http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/penn-vet-events-calendar/penndemic-2018">PennDemic</a>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/722-karen-glanz-phd-mph-appointed-to-advisory-council"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/85,0,464,380/ignore_cropper/1/4023_karen_glanz_560x380.rev.1484319789.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/722-karen-glanz-phd-mph-appointed-to-advisory-council">Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Appointed to Advisory Council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Council advises on matters relating to the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung and blood diseases; the use of blood and blood products and the management of blood resources; and on sleep disorders.</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <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/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/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/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/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/867-little-clinical-evidence-qualifies-utility-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,0,525,384/ignore_cropper/1/5313_phone_apps.rev.1497637858.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="615" data-max-h="384"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/867-little-clinical-evidence-qualifies-utility-of">Little Clinical Evidence Qualifies Utility of Mobile Apps Designed for Palliative Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The unprecedented digital connectivity and use of smartphone technology have transformed how people access, share, and communicate information – including information about health care. As of mid-2015, there were more than 165,000 mobile health applications (apps) in use worldwide, illustrating the important role of mobile technology in the way health care is delivered and received.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/515-gender-equity-a-pathway-to-hiv-prevention-among"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/40,84,338,382/ignore_cropper/1/1737_capture.rev.1468938812.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="387" data-max-h="382"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/515-gender-equity-a-pathway-to-hiv-prevention-among">Gender Equity: A Pathway to HIV Prevention Among South African Adolescents</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/737-pennchop-study-helps-inform-interventions-for"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,477,320/ignore_cropper/1/4088_richmond-jacoby.rev.1485800216.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="477" data-max-h="320"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/737-pennchop-study-helps-inform-interventions-for">Penn/CHOP Study Helps Inform Interventions for Global Road Traffic Injury Crisis</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">A research team led by the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing)</a> and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s <a href="https://injury.research.chop.edu/">Center for Injury Research and Prevention</a> (CIRP) worked with a major United States multinational corporation to investigate employee perceptions of road risks and strategies to reduce road traffic injuries.</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/872-penn-nursing-medicine-study-standardized-policies"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/95,11,463,380/ignore_cropper/1/6055_sara_jacoby_560x380.rev.1500318608.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/872-penn-nursing-medicine-study-standardized-policies">Penn Nursing, Medicine Study: Standardized Policies Needed for How and When Police Interact with Trauma Patients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Injured people often interact with police and other law enforcement agents before and during their injury care, particularly when their injuries are due to violence or major motor vehicle crashes. Yet, there are no professional guidelines in trauma medicine or nursing that standardize when and how police interact with injured patients.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/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/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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