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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/1291-lisa-lewis-phd-named-a-fellow-of-the-american"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/620,0,2752,2133/ignore_cropper/1/8527_Lisa_Lewis_2016.rev.1547499455.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/620,0,2752,2133/ignore_cropper/1/8527_Lisa_Lewis_2016.rev.1547499455.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/620,0,2752,2133/ignore_cropper/1/8527_Lisa_Lewis_2016.rev.1547499455.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1291-lisa-lewis-phd-named-a-fellow-of-the-american">Lisa Lewis, PhD, Named a Fellow of the American Heart Association</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Election as a Fellow in the AHA recognizes scientific and professional accomplishments, as well as volunteer leadership and service.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/908-hurricane-irma-penn-nursing-alum-pep-prize"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/300,0,800,500/ignore_cropper/1/6663_ian_mccurry_topstory_1000x500.rev.1506695852.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/300,0,800,500/ignore_cropper/1/6663_ian_mccurry_topstory_1000x500.rev.1506695852.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/908-hurricane-irma-penn-nursing-alum-pep-prize">Hurricane Irma: Penn Nursing Alum & PEP Prize Winner Volunteers with the Red Cross</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Recent Penn Nursing graduate Ian McCurry, Nu’17, was assigned to the largest shelter in Florida. Despite its enormity, the lead-up note stated simply, “1,200 patients, multiple medical needs, psych, chronic homeless.”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1494-luz-elena-perez-mendez-nu22"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/120,31,470,380/ignore_cropper/1/9836_Untitled_design.rev.1571754766.png" alt="Luz Elena Pérez Méndez, Nu’22" 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/1494-luz-elena-perez-mendez-nu22">Luz Elena Pérez Méndez, Nu’22</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“I was volunteering in a small rural clinic in the outskirts of Volcán Tajumulco in Tejutla, Guatemala—the village where my parents are from—and witnessed a live birth for the first time. I cried, of course. This single moment allowed me to realize the beauty of life and the incredible process of bringing another life into this world.”</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/1556-erica-dougherty-bsn-rn"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/250,0,750,500/ignore_cropper/1/10051_1000500_3.rev.1576861529.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/250,0,750,500/ignore_cropper/1/10051_1000500_3.rev.1576861529.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1556-erica-dougherty-bsn-rn">Erica Dougherty, BSN, RN</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“Not many people are fortunate enough to be born with their best friend. I, on the other hand, am one of those few lucky people. I have a twin sister. When most people think of twin sisters, they think of two identical girls with common interests and abilities.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/820-training-the-next-generation-of-health-care"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/4585_hotspotter.rev.1492540954.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/4585_hotspotter.rev.1492540954.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/4585_hotspotter.rev.1492540954.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1536"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/820-training-the-next-generation-of-health-care">Training the Next Generation of Health Care Providers</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Held annually by the <a href="https://www.camdenhealth.org/programs/student-hotspotting/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers</a>, The Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative trains interdisciplinary teams of professional students from schools around the country to learn to work with complex medical and social needs using a patient-centered approach.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/454-ms-hartman-goes-to-washington"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/213,0,1245,1033/ignore_cropper/1/334_erin_hartman.rev.1464970705.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/213,0,1245,1033/ignore_cropper/1/334_erin_hartman.rev.1464970705.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/213,0,1245,1033/ignore_cropper/1/334_erin_hartman.rev.1464970705.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1484" data-max-h="1547"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/454-ms-hartman-goes-to-washington">Ms. Hartman Goes to Washington</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Junior Erin Hartman has secured a competitive summer internship with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions within their Health Policy Division.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/762-educating-parents-on-talking-to-children-about-sex"><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/762-educating-parents-on-talking-to-children-about-sex">Educating Parents on Talking to Children About Sex Promotes Communication About Sexual Health Among Them</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Based in Puerto Rico, the Cuídalos project proved the usefulness of a web-based educational module, which aimed to promote communication between parents and their adolescent children on topics related to their sexuality so that they can make good decisions.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1228-alison-buttenheim-phd-named-interim-director-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/466,4,1826,1365/ignore_cropper/1/8282_alison_buttenheim_2016.rev.1540303139.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/466,4,1826,1365/ignore_cropper/1/8282_alison_buttenheim_2016.rev.1540303139.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/466,4,1826,1365/ignore_cropper/1/8282_alison_buttenheim_2016.rev.1540303139.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1228-alison-buttenheim-phd-named-interim-director-of">Alison Buttenheim, PhD, Named Interim Director of CHIBE</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/37-alison-m-buttenheim">Buttenheim</a>, an Associate Professor in Penn Nursing’s <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/fch/">Department of Family and Community Health</a>, will take charge of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) effective in January 2019.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/604-aan-selects-three-penn-nursing-professors-as"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3180_aan_fellows.rev.1476217172.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/604-aan-selects-three-penn-nursing-professors-as">AAN Selects Three Penn Nursing Professors as Fellows</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Three Penn Nursing faculty members will be inducted as 2016 Fellows of the <a href="http://www.aannet.org/home" target="_blank">American Academy of Nursing (AAN)</a> during its annual policy conference, <a href="http://www.aannet.org/2016/calendar" target="_blank">Transforming Health, Driving Policy</a>, taking place October 20-22, 2016 in Washington, DC.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1317-inaugural-nursing-storyslam-celebrates-the"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/248,0,748,500/ignore_cropper/1/8715_StorySlam_topstory_1000x500.rev.1550247161.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/248,0,748,500/ignore_cropper/1/8715_StorySlam_topstory_1000x500.rev.1550247161.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1317-inaugural-nursing-storyslam-celebrates-the">Inaugural Nursing StorySlam Celebrates the Profession</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The brainchild of Penn Nursing’s Marion Leary, director of innovation, the Nursing StorySlam brought together ten nurses from Penn Nursing and <a href="https://www.pennmedicine.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Penn Medicine</a> to share their true, personal stories that explored the breadth, depth, and diversity of nursing in front of a packed house at West Philly’s community arts space, the Rotunda.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1491-june-treston-msn-crnp-gnu92"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/ignore_cropper/1/9798_Copy_of_Untitled_9.rev.1570548959.png" alt="June Treston MSN, CRNP, GNu’92" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/ignore_cropper/1/9798_Copy_of_Untitled_9.rev.1570548959.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/ignore_cropper/1/9798_Copy_of_Untitled_9.rev.1570548959.png 3x" data-max-w="1080" data-max-h="1080"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1491-june-treston-msn-crnp-gnu92">June Treston, MSN, CRNP, GNu’92</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“While I was in college in my senior year of nursing school, I was involved in a very emotionally and physically violent relationship. I don’t mean a threat or a slap. I mean having my head repeatedly bashed into a sliding glass door until it broke, and then being pushed out of a car going 60 miles per hour into the middle of a busy highway in Florida. Wow, that sounds awful. Just writing it is hard. But it was an important, transformative event in my life.”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1177-penn-extends-its-global-reach-to-improve-health"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/300,0,620,320/ignore_cropper/1/8010_untitled-1.rev.1536327834.jpg" alt="Artist rendering of VinUni Campus." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="940" data-max-h="320"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1177-penn-extends-its-global-reach-to-improve-health">Penn Extends its Global Reach to Improve Health Care Education and Quality of Care in Southeast Asia</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Medicine, Penn Nursing, and Vingroup establish a formal alliance to advance medical education and clinical care in Vietnam</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1413-how-nurses-bring-clarity-to-the-nature-of-social"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/889,249,2515,1876/ignore_cropper/1/9210_Patricia_DAntonio_2016.rev.1559914961.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/889,249,2515,1876/ignore_cropper/1/9210_Patricia_DAntonio_2016.rev.1559914961.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/889,249,2515,1876/ignore_cropper/1/9210_Patricia_DAntonio_2016.rev.1559914961.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1413-how-nurses-bring-clarity-to-the-nature-of-social">How Nurses Bring Clarity to the Nature of Social Change</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/665-two-new-articles-for-polomano"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/73,0,453,380/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/665-two-new-articles-for-polomano">Two New Articles for Polomano</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Work related to pain management and veteran’s health by Dr. Rosemary Polomano, Associate Dean for Practice, was recently published in two influential journals.</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <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/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/845-eliminating-routine-inpatient-pain-assessment-wont"><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/845-eliminating-routine-inpatient-pain-assessment-wont">Eliminating Routine Inpatient Pain Assessment Won’t Solve the Opioid Abuse Crisis</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The problem of prescription drug abuse and overdose — particularly opioid abuse — is at crisis level in the US and an examination of clinical practices to mitigate this crisis is necessary. </p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/999-penn-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/618,0,1978,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3023_429_085.rev.1474305023.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/618,0,1978,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3023_429_085.rev.1474305023.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/618,0,1978,1360/ignore_cropper/1/3023_429_085.rev.1474305023.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1360"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/999-penn-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of">Penn Nursing Receives Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars Grant</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces the fifth and final cohort for innovative program, and Penn Nursing is one of only 31 schools of nursing selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/605-effective-interventions-for-lifestyle-behaviors"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3274_heath_schmidt_web.rev.1484066711.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/605-effective-interventions-for-lifestyle-behaviors">Effective Interventions for Lifestyle Behaviors</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">At a national workshop in Bethesda, Maryland, <a href="/live/profiles/53-heath-d-schmidt">Heath Schmidt</a>, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, joined colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania to discuss translating neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral science into improved treatments for smoking cessation.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/641-research-in-motion-to-curb-cell-phone-use-while"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/430,0,1794,1365/ignore_cropper/1/231_catherine_mcdonald_2016.rev.1476980441.jpg" alt="Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/430,0,1794,1365/ignore_cropper/1/231_catherine_mcdonald_2016.rev.1476980441.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/430,0,1794,1365/ignore_cropper/1/231_catherine_mcdonald_2016.rev.1476980441.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/641-research-in-motion-to-curb-cell-phone-use-while">Research in Motion to Curb Cell Phone Use While Driving</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s <a href="http://blog.research.chop.edu/" target="_blank">Cornerstone blog</a> includes Penn Nursing’s Catherine McDonald and her research on why and how teen drivers crash.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/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/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/1412-predicting-postinjury-depression-and-ptsd-risk"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/89,0,469,380/ignore_cropper/1/6584_richmond_therese_chair_photo_color_560x380_web.rev.1504016217.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/1412-predicting-postinjury-depression-and-ptsd-risk">Predicting Postinjury Depression and PTSD Risk</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Although injury is unexpected and acute, it can result in long-term health problems and disability. Up to half of all patients experience postinjury depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after injury, increasing suboptimal recovery, disability, and costs for care. For patients like urban black men, some of whom have experienced prior trauma, childhood adversity and neighborhood disadvantage, acute postinjury stress responses are exacerbated.</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/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/421-glanz-publication-illustrates-ways-to-enhance"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,450/ignore_cropper/1/207_karen_glanz.rev.1459452695.jpg" alt="Karen Glanz" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="400" data-max-h="450"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/421-glanz-publication-illustrates-ways-to-enhance">Glanz Publication Illustrates Ways to Enhance Collaboration in Researching the Built Environment</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">A new publication from <a href="/live/profiles/9-karen-glanz">Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH</a>, George A. Weiss University Professor and Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, and colleagues, identifies gaps and uncovers ways to help multidisciplinary teams collaborate more effectively to yield greater health impact.</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/673-therese-s-richmond-phd-faan-crnp-appointed-to"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/258,20,738,500/ignore_cropper/1/3515_richmond_topstory_1000x500.rev.1479506824.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/258,20,738,500/ignore_cropper/1/3515_richmond_topstory_1000x500.rev.1479506824.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/673-therese-s-richmond-phd-faan-crnp-appointed-to">Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, Appointed to Department of Health & Human Services National Health Committee</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation has been appointed as a member of the Department of Health & Human Services’ Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.</div></article>

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Teen Injury Prevention: Dr. Catherine C. McDonald

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