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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/955-connecting-homeless-populations-with-health-care"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/303,0,1789,1486/ignore_cropper/1/4415_33568421786_45f3f04237_o.rev.1490714779.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/303,0,1789,1486/ignore_cropper/1/4415_33568421786_45f3f04237_o.rev.1490714779.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/303,0,1789,1486/ignore_cropper/1/4415_33568421786_45f3f04237_o.rev.1490714779.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1486"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/955-connecting-homeless-populations-with-health-care">Connecting Homeless Populations With Health Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing graduates Marcus Henderson and Ian McCurry, 2017 President’s Engagement Prize winners, have committed themselves to changing health outcomes for the homeless.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1461-dnp-moves-online"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,379,380/ignore_cropper/1/9694_dnp_online_560x380.rev.1566221780.jpg" alt="Doctor of Nursing Practice degree curriculum is online." 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/1461-dnp-moves-online">DNP Moves Online</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing announces its Post-Master’s DNP degree, previously a hybrid program, is now being offered as an online degree beginning with the Fall 2020 cohort.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1233-research-and-innovation-colloquium-speaker-series"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/66,0,445,380/ignore_cropper/1/6984_ashley_ritter_560x380.rev.1513269226.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/1233-research-and-innovation-colloquium-speaker-series">Research and Innovation Colloquium Speaker Series: Ashley Z. Ritter, PhD, MSN, CRNP</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"/></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1376-strumpf-to-be-2019-penn-nursing-commencement"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/357,0,2366,2009/ignore_cropper/1/8671_pennnursing_nov18_0416_cropped.rev.1550071866.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/357,0,2366,2009/ignore_cropper/1/8671_pennnursing_nov18_0416_cropped.rev.1550071866.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/357,0,2366,2009/ignore_cropper/1/8671_pennnursing_nov18_0416_cropped.rev.1550071866.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2886" data-max-h="2009"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1376-strumpf-to-be-2019-penn-nursing-commencement">Strumpf to be 2019 Penn Nursing Commencement Speaker</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/70-neville-e-strumpf">Neville Strumpf, PhD, RN, FAAN</a>, Professor and Dean Emerita, will be the 2019 Penn Nursing commencement speaker. The <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/news-events/annual-events/commencement/">ceremony</a> on Monday, May 20, 2019, will take place at the <a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/">Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts</a> from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. </p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/969-penn-researchers-link-binge-eating-and-weight-loss"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/137,0,517,380/ignore_cropper/1/6930_ariana_chao_560x380.rev.1511370003.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/969-penn-researchers-link-binge-eating-and-weight-loss">Penn Researchers Link Binge Eating and Weight-loss Challenges</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Someone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder. So how does this type of eating affect people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity who are actively working to lose weight?</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/958-study-shows-feasibility-of-adapting-cardiac"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/98,0,478,380/ignore_cropper/1/6806_jodi_lipman.rev.1510762661.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/958-study-shows-feasibility-of-adapting-cardiac">Study Shows Feasibility of Adapting Cardiac Rehabilitation for Home Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> After a patient is discharged from the hospital for treatment of cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is often prescribed because these programs are proven to reduce mortality and risk of hospital readmission. However, only 14 percent of patients who have had a heart attack and 31 percent of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery attend CR post-hospitalization.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1537-matthew-lee-nu14-gr20"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,500,500/ignore_cropper/1/10002_Copy_of_Untitled_38.rev.1574707596.png" alt="Matthew Lee, Nu’14, Gr’20" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,500,500/ignore_cropper/1/10002_Copy_of_Untitled_38.rev.1574707596.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1537-matthew-lee-nu14-gr20">Matthew Lee, Nu’14, Gr’20</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The moment when I realized virtual interaction could be more than simply fun and games happened around 15 years ago, during what some long-time players of</span> <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">World of Warcraft</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">might remember as the</span> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrupted_Blood_incident"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Corrupted Blood Incident</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">–where intrepid adventurers coming back from an excursion into an unexplored jungle with their animal companions ended up unleashing a lethal pandemic into the virtual world.”</span></p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1418-penn-nursing-alumni-share-tips-for-success-as-a"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1257/ignore_cropper/1/9517_PwC_group_6-19.rev.1560440562.jpg" alt="(From left to right) Lindsay Kirker MSN/ML, RNC-NIC (Health Leadership, Master in Law), Guidehous..." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1257/ignore_cropper/1/9517_PwC_group_6-19.rev.1560440562.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,1257/ignore_cropper/1/9517_PwC_group_6-19.rev.1560440562.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1280" data-max-h="1257"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1418-penn-nursing-alumni-share-tips-for-success-as-a">Penn Nursing Alumni Share Tips for Success as a Health Care Consultant</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Consultants (all Penn Nursing alumni) from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Guidehouse visited Penn Nursing on May 30, 2019 to participate in a panel discussion regarding skill sets important for success as a healthcare consultant.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1593-for-babies-with-congenital-heart-disease"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/400,0,1732,1333/ignore_cropper/1/9219_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar_5.rev.1560260810.jpg" alt="Courtesy of Eric Sucar" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/400,0,1732,1333/ignore_cropper/1/9219_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar_5.rev.1560260810.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/400,0,1732,1333/ignore_cropper/1/9219_Spatz_3_credit_UniversityCommunications_Eric_Sucar_5.rev.1560260810.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2000" data-max-h="1333"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1593-for-babies-with-congenital-heart-disease">For Babies with Congenital Heart Disease, Skin-to-skin Contact Proves Safe and Beneficial</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Research from Penn Nursing and CHOP argues that for this population, “kangaroo care” can and should become routine.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/747-penn-nursing-helps-lead-health-care-innovation"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/4132_56690_pennmed_innovationf.rev.1486582868.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/747-penn-nursing-helps-lead-health-care-innovation">Penn Nursing Helps Lead Health Care Innovation Through New Fellowship</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><a href="http://www.thedp.com/article/2017/02/nursing-at-penn-helps-lead-healthcare-innovation-through-new-fellowship" target="_blank">The Daily Pennsylvanian</a> highlights the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Penn innovation fellowship.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1451-hodgson-appointed-chair-of-nih-committee"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/89,0,469,380/ignore_cropper/1/8372_hodgson_560x380_final.rev.1541598332.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/1451-hodgson-appointed-chair-of-nih-committee">Hodgson Appointed Chair of NIH Committee</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/7116-nancy-a-hodgson">Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN</a>, the Anthony Buividas Term Chair in Gerontology and Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been appointed Chair of the Clinical Management of Patients in Community-based Settings (CMPC) Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/975-innovation-and-sustainability-integral-to-research"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/361,0,2690,2329/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/361,0,2690,2329/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/361,0,2690,2329/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/975-innovation-and-sustainability-integral-to-research">Innovation and Sustainability Integral to Research Program Design and Outcomes Implementation</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Health research has led to significant discoveries, development of new therapies and improved health and health care. In an article set for publication in an upcoming issue of the <em>Journal of Nursing Scholarship</em>, <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/67-antonia-m-villarruel">Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN</a>, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing of the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing</a> (Penn Nursing), writes that researchers need to be aware of contextual factors affecting their science in order to develop both innovative and sustainable programs of research that are crucial to solving important health issues.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1026-new-leaders-for-penn-futures"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/101,2,479,380/ignore_cropper/1/7278_lipman_gadsen_560x380.rev.1521209002.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/1026-new-leaders-for-penn-futures">New Leaders for Penn Futures</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The Deans of the School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), the Graduate School of Education (GSE), and the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) are appointing two faculty leaders to the <a href="https://www.pennfutures.org/">Penn Futures Project</a> (PFP) in order to build upon and accelerate the successes of the program since its inception<em>.</em></p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/431-medoff-cooper-selected-for-induction-to-the"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,384,480/ignore_cropper/1/241_medoff-cooper-384.rev.1461085246.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="384" data-max-h="480"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/431-medoff-cooper-selected-for-induction-to-the">Medoff-Cooper Selected for Induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“The selection by my peers for this prestigious honor is especially gratifying since STTI’s mission is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/686-new-article-by-penn-nursing-professor-examines"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/91,0,471,380/ignore_cropper/1/3736_hodgson_560x380.rev.1480968053.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/686-new-article-by-penn-nursing-professor-examines">New Article by Penn Nursing Professor Examines Moral Obligation of Clinicians to Address the Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> More than 15 million family members and other unpaid caregivers provide care to persons living with dementia in the United States. Yet the current healthcare environment and reimbursement models emphasize obligations toward individual patients, preventing clinicians from reaching out to these caregivers to assess their needs and provide care.</p></div></article>

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/632-penn-nursings-robin-stevens-featured-on-whyys"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3295_stevens_robin_560x380_web.rev.1476454595.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/632-penn-nursings-robin-stevens-featured-on-whyys">Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens Featured on WHYY’s Radio Times</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">On WHYY’s “Radio Times,” <strong>Robin Stevens</strong> discussed challenges faced by young women of color: body shaming, bullying and poverty.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/735-what-does-good-medicine-look-like-ask-a-nurse"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,480,479/ignore_cropper/1/4084_saronowitz_head_shot.rev.1485791601.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="480" data-max-h="720"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/735-what-does-good-medicine-look-like-ask-a-nurse">What Does Good Medicine Look Like? Ask a Nurse.</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing PhD student, Shoshana Violette Aronowitz writes a blog entry in <a href="https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/what-does-good-medicine-look-like-ask-a-nurse" target="_blank">Vice.com</a>’s “Tonic” section.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/751-deans-nursing-coalition-pens-letter-to-dc-leaders"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/282,0,2612,2329/ignore_cropper/1/2894_dean_jan2016_landscape.rev.1472651648.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/282,0,2612,2329/ignore_cropper/1/2894_dean_jan2016_landscape.rev.1472651648.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/282,0,2612,2329/ignore_cropper/1/2894_dean_jan2016_landscape.rev.1472651648.png 3x" data-max-w="3010" data-max-h="2329"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/751-deans-nursing-coalition-pens-letter-to-dc-leaders">Deans’ Nursing Coalition Pens Letter to D.C. Leaders</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">As the debate over the Affordable Care Act looms over Washington, Penn Nursing’s Dean Antonia Villarruel and Deans of other prominent Nursing schools across the United States voice their opinion and concern in a letter to congressional leaders.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/723-what-baby-formula-does-and-doesnt-deliver"><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/723-what-baby-formula-does-and-doesnt-deliver">What Baby Formula Does and Doesn’t Deliver</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Professor Diane Spatz writes <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> ‘Healthy Kids’ blog entry about baby formula and the unknown benefits it can offer.</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/1417-penn-researchers-influence-cdcs-clarification-on"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/522,36,1234,749/ignore_cropper/1/9515_pennnursing_nov18_0293.rev.1560366407.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/522,36,1234,749/ignore_cropper/1/9515_pennnursing_nov18_0293.rev.1560366407.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/522,36,1234,749/ignore_cropper/1/9515_pennnursing_nov18_0293.rev.1560366407.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1800" data-max-h="1200"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1417-penn-researchers-influence-cdcs-clarification-on">Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification on Prescribing Opioids for Cancer Pain</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published guidelines to improve the way opioids are prescribed. Yet some of these guidelines have caused confusion and misapplication among clinicians and unintendedly limited treatment of pain for people with cancer.</p></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/790-eastern-nursing-research-society-honoring-penn"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/84,0,463,380/ignore_cropper/1/4421_medoff-cooper_560x380.rev.1490796429.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/790-eastern-nursing-research-society-honoring-penn">Eastern Nursing Research Society Honoring Penn Nursing’s Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, with Research Award</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The award is in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to nursing research by a Senior Investigator.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/961-basic-science-research-key-to-informing-public"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,0,920,667/ignore_cropper/1/280_penn_nursing_0427.rev.1464116743.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,0,920,667/ignore_cropper/1/280_penn_nursing_0427.rev.1464116743.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="667"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/961-basic-science-research-key-to-informing-public">Basic Science Research Key to Informing Public Policy About Regulation of Novel Nicotine-Containing Products</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Research has provided significant insight into the abuse liability and negative health consequences associated with tobacco and nicotine-containing products. As novel nicotine-containing products and alternative nicotine products are introduced and selectively marketed to vulnerable populations, more research is necessary to guide regulatory efforts to protect public health.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/1430-what-influences-how-parents-and-their-gay"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/162,0,645,482/ignore_cropper/1/9555_flores_story_image.rev.1561579634.jpg" alt="Father talking and spending time with his teenage son." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="724" data-max-h="483"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1430-what-influences-how-parents-and-their-gay">What Influences How Parents and Their Gay Adolescent Sons Talk About Sexual Health at Home?</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Research from Penn Nursing’s Dennis Flores, PhD, found that even when parent-child conversations avoid heteronormative stereotypes, outside factors like mass media and religion—those beyond the parents’ control—can reinforce them.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/873-a-discussion-with-johnson-johnson-ceo-alex"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1920,1080/ignore_cropper/1/5776_dsc01336.rev.1498832866.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1920,1080/ignore_cropper/1/5776_dsc01336.rev.1498832866.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1920,1080/ignore_cropper/1/5776_dsc01336.rev.1498832866.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1920" data-max-h="1080"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/873-a-discussion-with-johnson-johnson-ceo-alex">A Discussion with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Penn Nursing had the pleasure of welcoming <a href="https://www.jnj.com/leadership/alex-gorsky" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alex Gorsky</a>, CEO and Chairman of the Board of <a href="https://www.jnj.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Johnson & Johnson</a>, to Fagin Hall on June 29.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/518-new-approach-to-treating-cocaine-addiction"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/191,0,560,368/ignore_cropper/1/4146_dejonghe_hayes_schmidt_560x380.rev.1487271024.png" alt="Bart DeJonghe, Matthew Hayes, and Heath Schmidt" 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/518-new-approach-to-treating-cocaine-addiction">New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">In the ongoing fight against drug addiction, researchers from the <a href="http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing</a> and <a href="http://www.med.upenn.edu/" target="_blank">Perelman School of Medicine</a> have discovered a unique application for an FDA-approved drug currently used for obese patients and type 2 diabetics: treatment for cocaine dependence.</div></article>

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