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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/1473-therese-richmond-phd-crnp-faan-gr95"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,789,788/ignore_cropper/1/9756_Untitled_design_17.rev.1568829984.png" alt="Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, GR’95" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,789,788/ignore_cropper/1/9756_Untitled_design_17.rev.1568829984.png 2x" data-max-w="940" data-max-h="788"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1473-therese-richmond-phd-crnp-faan-gr95">Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, GR’95</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“Around 1980, I worked in a 14-bed trauma ICU in Washington DC as a primary nurse leading a team of 7 nurses who provided care to our primary patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One primary patient was a 19-year old man who had survived a serious motor vehicle crash. He had a brain injury and was slowly emerging from a coma and had complex wounds over his entire body. He was in isolation and my team and I spent hours each shift in his isolation room without a break to manage his wounds over several months.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/678-professor-diane-spatz-receives-lifetime"><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/678-professor-diane-spatz-receives-lifetime">Professor Diane Spatz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The award honors longstanding and profound impact on neonatal nursing.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1209-new-scholars-named-to-promote-research-into-the"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/92,0,472,380/ignore_cropper/1/8234_kornides1.rev.1539788860.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/1209-new-scholars-named-to-promote-research-into-the">New Scholars Named to Promote Research into the Influence of Gender on Health</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Traditionally, many health-related research projects focused only on males, assuming that females’ bodies would respond the same way to a given intervention or drug. But more often, scientists are uncovering important distinctions between men’s and women’s health, pointing to the need for dedicated attention to understand the intricacies of the differences.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1158-how-many-american-cities-protect-the-rights-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/479,0,1843,1366/ignore_cropper/1/7809_spatz-froh-nursing-mom-breastfeeding-legislation.rev.1534521512.jpg" alt="Bottles with breast milk on the background of mother holding in her hands and breastfeeding baby...." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/479,0,1843,1366/ignore_cropper/1/7809_spatz-froh-nursing-mom-breastfeeding-legislation.rev.1534521512.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/479,0,1843,1366/ignore_cropper/1/7809_spatz-froh-nursing-mom-breastfeeding-legislation.rev.1534521512.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1366"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1158-how-many-american-cities-protect-the-rights-of">How Many American Cities Protect the Rights of Employed Breastfeeding Mothers?</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> In the United States, the majority of women have to work. But of the 151 largest US cities, only New York and Philadelphia safeguard their rights around this issue.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1186-new-best-practices-recommended-for-feeding-tube"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/647,0,2011,1363/ignore_cropper/1/274_ewc_chophr0620150175101744.rev.1477402239.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/647,0,2011,1363/ignore_cropper/1/274_ewc_chophr0620150175101744.rev.1477402239.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/647,0,2011,1363/ignore_cropper/1/274_ewc_chophr0620150175101744.rev.1477402239.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1363"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1186-new-best-practices-recommended-for-feeding-tube">New Best Practices Recommended for Feeding Tube Location Verification in Pediatric Patients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Placement of nasogastric (NG) tubes (feeding tubes) in pediatric patients is a common practice, however, the insertion procedure carries risk of serious or even potentially lethal complications. While there are numerous methods of verifying an NG tube has been placed correctly, none of those methods are considered universally standard.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/887-houstonian-penn-undergraduate-nursing-student"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/92,0,472,380/ignore_cropper/1/6603_sonharvey_portrait_560x380.rev.1504809238.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/887-houstonian-penn-undergraduate-nursing-student">Houstonian, Penn Undergraduate Nursing Student Writes About Hurricane Harvey</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Sophomore Anita Söne Itaman gives a first-person account of her family’s experience in the aftermath of the storm that hit at the end of August.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/922-the-state-of-scope-of-practice"><img src="/live/image/gid/101/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,389,1536,1925/ignore_cropper/1/6702_dean_in_harrisburg_2.rev.1507664103.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/101/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,389,1536,1925/ignore_cropper/1/6702_dean_in_harrisburg_2.rev.1507664103.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/101/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,389,1536,1925/ignore_cropper/1/6702_dean_in_harrisburg_2.rev.1507664103.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1536" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/922-the-state-of-scope-of-practice">The State of Scope of Practice</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">When will advanced practice nurses work to the full extent of their expertise, in every U.S. state and territory? Here’s an update in the new issue of our flagship publication, <em><a href="/magazine/">Penn Nursing</a></em>.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="http://www.aannet.org/edge-runners--10-steps-to-promote-and-protect-human-milk"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/40,159,1365,1482/ignore_cropper/1/331_headshot_diane_47.rev.1464962324.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/40,159,1365,1482/ignore_cropper/1/331_headshot_diane_47.rev.1464962324.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/40,159,1365,1482/ignore_cropper/1/331_headshot_diane_47.rev.1464962324.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1365" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="http://www.aannet.org/edge-runners--10-steps-to-promote-and-protect-human-milk">Spatz Recognized for Work with Vulnerable Infants</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The American Academy of Nursing named Dr. Diane Spatz an “Edge Runner” for her global efforts to promote & protect human milk and breastfeeding in vulnerable infants.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1492-fellow-named-2019-2020-jonas-policy-scholar"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/101,0,481,380/ignore_cropper/1/9820_Darina.rev.1570630882.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/1492-fellow-named-2019-2020-jonas-policy-scholar">Fellow Named 2019-2020 Jonas Policy Scholar</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The American Academy of Nursing recently announced that six individuals – including <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a> Postdoctoral Fellow <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/14627-darina-petrovsky">Darina Petrovsky, PhD, RN</a> – were selected to participate in the newly re-envisioned Academy Jonas Policy Scholars Program.  Petrovsky is a Fellow in the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/ncth/">NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health</a>.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/548-dean-villarruel-named-delaware-valley-influential"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/65,0,1703,1638/ignore_cropper/1/1871_dsc_8193.rev.1469547097.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/65,0,1703,1638/ignore_cropper/1/1871_dsc_8193.rev.1469547097.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/65,0,1703,1638/ignore_cropper/1/1871_dsc_8193.rev.1469547097.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1638"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/548-dean-villarruel-named-delaware-valley-influential">Dean Villarruel Named Delaware Valley Influential Latino</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named among the 2015 Delaware Valley Most Influential Latinos by Impacto Latin Newspaper, <strong>PHL</strong>Diversity and the Most Influential Latinos Foundation.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1389-funding-from-roxborough-memorial-foundation-boosts"><img src="/live/image/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2211/ignore_cropper/1/8958_AdobeStock_8489383.rev.1556826621.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2211/ignore_cropper/1/8958_AdobeStock_8489383.rev.1556826621.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/103/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2211/ignore_cropper/1/8958_AdobeStock_8489383.rev.1556826621.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2211"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1389-funding-from-roxborough-memorial-foundation-boosts">Funding from Roxborough Memorial Foundation Boosts Roxborough Healthcare</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Thanks to new funding from the <strong>Roxborough Memorial Foundation</strong>, Penn Nursing students will have access to a new source of financial aid that comes with an incentive to complete clinical service in or near the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1185-understanding-access-and-use-of-digital-resources"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/349,54,2618,2322/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/349,54,2618,2322/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/349,54,2618,2322/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/1185-understanding-access-and-use-of-digital-resources">Understanding Access and Use of Digital Resources Could Help Narrow Sexual Health Equity Gap for Puerto Rican Adolescents</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> In an upcoming article in the journal <em>Nursing Research</em>, a study from Penn Nursing, reports results of a web-based intervention, <em>Cuídalos,</em> in Puerto Rico designed to increase sexual risk communication between parents and adolescents.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/930-insight-into-the-challenges-and-contributions-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/81,0,461,380/ignore_cropper/1/6719_ulrich_560x380.rev.1507905728.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/930-insight-into-the-challenges-and-contributions-of">Insight Into the Challenges and Contributions of Nurse Bioethicists</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Nurse bioethicists are a small but special subset of the nursing profession and bioethics community, focusing on the moral complexities that arise in clinical care, research, and health policy.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/477-the-international-intern-reflecting-on-her-roots"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/1,0,246,244/ignore_cropper/1/723_upfront_student_3.rev.1466437937.png" alt="For Karla Fausto, NU'16, nursing offers her the ideal mix of science and the human element " class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="248" data-max-h="295"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/477-the-international-intern-reflecting-on-her-roots">The International Intern Reflecting on Her Roots</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><strong>Karla Fausto</strong>, Nu ’16 first came to Penn from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico to study chemical engineering, with a concentration in pharmaceutics and biotechnology</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/489-the-double-major-dedicated-to-womens-wellness"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/47,5,361,319/ignore_cropper/1/1102_karina_rios.rev.1466606826.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="428" data-max-h="323"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/489-the-double-major-dedicated-to-womens-wellness">The Double Major Dedicated to Women’s Wellness</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><strong>Karina Rios, C’15, Nu’16</strong> always knew she wanted to work in healthcare, but until she began studying women’s issues, and pursued a unique OB/GYN job-shadowing opportunity, she didn’t know quite where in the field she belonged.</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <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/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/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/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/1432-improving-care-quality-for-hospitalized-socially"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/124,0,504,380/ignore_cropper/1/3386_margo-brooks0carthon-560x380.rev.1478203970.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1432-improving-care-quality-for-hospitalized-socially">Improving Care Quality for Hospitalized Socially At-Risk Patients</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.14944">study</a> from the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing</a> (Penn Nursing) illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/763-choppennboston-childrens-study-low-blood-sugar-no"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3311_curley-edit.rev.1476716988.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/763-choppennboston-childrens-study-low-blood-sugar-no">CHOP/Penn/Boston Children’s Study: Low Blood Sugar No Benefit to Critically Ill Children</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> A team of researchers from the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing)</a>, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children’s Hospital discovered that critically ill infants and children do not gain extra benefit from lower blood-sugar levels, compared to higher levels within the usual care range. Their findings were published in a recent edition of the <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1612348">New England Journal of Medicine</a>.</p></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/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/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/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/778-community-champions-collaborating-with-communities"><img src="/live/image/gid/84/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/241,0,1605,1365/ignore_cropper/1/3049_terri-lipman2.rev.1490291278.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/84/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/241,0,1605,1365/ignore_cropper/1/3049_terri-lipman2.rev.1490291278.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/84/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/241,0,1605,1365/ignore_cropper/1/3049_terri-lipman2.rev.1490291278.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/778-community-champions-collaborating-with-communities">Community Champions: Collaborating with Communities Strengthens Nursing and Leadership Skills</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Service learning is a pedagogical approach that has proven valuable in helping undergraduate nursing students better understand specific needs of diverse populations and gives them opportunities to apply their knowledge to meet those needs.</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/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>
  • <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>

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