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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 minors. Additionally, a Post-Master’s Certificate is available from all of our MSN programs, as well as from our DNP and from some of our minors.

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/488-dying-in-america-doc-features-penn-nursing"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/108,4,463,359/ignore_cropper/1/1099_mary_ersek_6003-549x3661.rev.1466540065.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="549" data-max-h="366"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/488-dying-in-america-doc-features-penn-nursing">“Dying in America” Doc Features Penn Nursing Professor</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><a href="http://dyinginamerica.org/" target="_blank">Dying in America</a> is a multimedia documentary project that examines the dying experience through the eyes of nurses.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/675-penn-nursing-students-attend-annual-snap"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3532_group_photo_2016_560x380.rev.1479845159.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/675-penn-nursing-students-attend-annual-snap">Penn Nursing Students Attend Annual SNAP Convention</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">On November 17-18, the Student Nurses at Penn (SNAP) sent a total of twenty-nine students, one faculty member, and one admissions representative to this year’s 64th Annual <a href="http://snap-online.org/" target="_blank">Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania</a> Convention held at the Lancaster, PA Marriot Conference Center.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1164-pediatric-acute-care-neonatal-nurse-practitioner"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/7983_img_9431.rev.1534960343.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/1/7983_img_9431.rev.1534960343.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/7983_img_9431.rev.1534960343.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1536"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1164-pediatric-acute-care-neonatal-nurse-practitioner">Pediatric Acute Care, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Students Present at 32nd Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Thirty six students from the Pediatric Acute Care and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programs presented scientific posters on a variety of topics at the 32<sup>nd</sup> Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference in Washington, DC.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/738-national-academy-of-medicine-discussion-paper"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,0,752,500/ignore_cropper/1/4091_naylor_topstory_1000x500.rev.1485877942.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/252,0,752,500/ignore_cropper/1/4091_naylor_topstory_1000x500.rev.1485877942.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/738-national-academy-of-medicine-discussion-paper">National Academy of Medicine Discussion Paper Presents New Framework to Guide Patient and Family Engaged Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Penn Nursing’s Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, Serves as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel and Co-author for the Discussion Paper.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1352-enrs-names-jacoby-a-rising-star"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/89,0,469,380/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/1352-enrs-names-jacoby-a-rising-star">ENRS Names Jacoby a ‘Rising Star’</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a>’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/live/profiles/15175-sara-f-jacoby">Sara Jacoby, PhD, Assistant Professor</a> in the Department of Family and Community Health, and a Senior Fellow in both the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and the Center for Public Health Initiatives, has been honored with a <em>Rising Star Award</em> from the <a href="http://communities.enrs-go.org/home">Eastern Nursing Research Society</a> (ENRS), during its 31<sup>st</sup> Annual Scientific Sessions in Providence, Rhode Island, April 3-5, 2019. This award recognizes a Junior Investigator that has shown promise in establishing a program of health and/or nursing research.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/508-culture-shift"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,507,221/ignore_cropper/1/1258_nurse_mid-wives.rev.1466792275.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="507" data-max-h="221"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/508-culture-shift">Culture Shift</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing faculty go beyond the U.S. borders to address health disparities. Among the faculty working on health equity and social justice around the world is <strong>William F. McCool, C’76, PhD, RN, CNM, </strong>Term Associate Professor in Women’s Health and Nurse-Midwifery.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/552-new-associate-dean-for-practice"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/67,0,446,380/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/552-new-associate-dean-for-practice">New Associate Dean for Practice</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Pain Practice, has been appointed Associate Dean for Practice at Penn Nursing.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/511-bridges-of-health-puentes-de-salud"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/79,0,398,318/ignore_cropper/1/1263_puentes_de_salude_article.rev.1467035217.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="493" data-max-h="318"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/511-bridges-of-health-puentes-de-salud">Bridges of Health: Puentes de Salud</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn nurses attend to the physical and mental well-being of Philadelphia’s Latinos. From the greeting at the front desk - <em>Bienvenidos a Puentes de Salud - </em>to the meeting with the <em>enfermero practicante </em>(nurse practitioner), this clinic is all about making the patient <em>sentirse comodo </em>(feel comfortable).</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1328-next-level-nursing"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/940,0,2880,1939/ignore_cropper/1/8751_photo_2.rev.1551813516.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/940,0,2880,1939/ignore_cropper/1/8751_photo_2.rev.1551813516.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/940,0,2880,1939/ignore_cropper/1/8751_photo_2.rev.1551813516.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1328-next-level-nursing">Next-Level Nursing</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">On February 11, more than 40 alumni and friends gathered in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP to learn how Penn Nursing is advancing innovation within its curriculum and in health care systems near and far.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/980-penn-nursing-leads-special-issue-of-journal-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/72,0,452,380/ignore_cropper/1/6972_lipman_perez_560x380.rev.1513014044.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/980-penn-nursing-leads-special-issue-of-journal-of">Penn Nursing Leads Special Issue of Journal of Pediatric Nursing</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The November-December 2017 issue of the <em><a href="http://www.pediatricnursing.org/issue/S0882-5963(17)X0006-7" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Journal of Pediatric Nursing</a></em>, out now, is a special edition focused on the social determinants of health, and features Penn Nursing faculty, students, and alumna.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1179-presidents-engagement-prize-recipient-helps"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/304,0,804,500/ignore_cropper/1/7343_alaina_hall_1000x500.rev.1522777684.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/304,0,804,500/ignore_cropper/1/7343_alaina_hall_1000x500.rev.1522777684.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1179-presidents-engagement-prize-recipient-helps">President’s Engagement Prize Recipient Helps Children in Mexican Orphanage Fight Infectious Disease</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Alaina Hall’s nonprofit project is a nurse-led multi-interventional health-promotion effort that aims to address the global health problem of infectious disease in children. Working in partnership with the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage in Miacatlán, Mexico, Hall will work to improve health education for children and their caregivers, strengthen infection screening and identification processes, and reduce exposure to infection-causing pathogens by providing filtered water and repairing damage to local sewage structures.</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/726-penn-nursing-professor-authors-new-book-detailing"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/75,0,454,380/ignore_cropper/1/4038_patricia_dantonio_560x380.rev.1485270203.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/726-penn-nursing-professor-authors-new-book-detailing">Penn Nursing Professor Authors New Book Detailing the Historical Importance of Public Health Programs</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p><em>Nursing with a Message</em> Reveals How These Programs – and the Nurses Who Ran Them – Influenced Personal Health Choices.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1062-deputy-surgeon-general-rear-admiral-sylvia"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/99,0,479,380/ignore_cropper/1/7348_sylvia_trent_adams.rev.1523290040.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/1062-deputy-surgeon-general-rear-admiral-sylvia">Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, to Speak at 2018 Penn Nursing Commencement</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The School of Nursing <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/news-events/annual-events/commencement/">graduation ceremony</a> will be on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 3:00 PM.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/425-missed-nursing-care-may-contribute-to-racial"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,342,514/ignore_cropper/1/235_margo-brooks-carthon-342.rev.1461078759.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="342" data-max-h="514"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/425-missed-nursing-care-may-contribute-to-racial">Missed Nursing Care May Contribute to Racial Disparities in Rehospitalizations after Heart Attack</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Penn Nursing Study is the First to Assess Whether Unmet Nursing Care Contributes to Racial/Ethnic Differences in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <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/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/515-gender-equity-a-pathway-to-hiv-prevention-among"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/40,84,338,382/ignore_cropper/1/1737_capture.rev.1468938812.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="387" data-max-h="382"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/515-gender-equity-a-pathway-to-hiv-prevention-among">Gender Equity: A Pathway to HIV Prevention Among South African Adolescents</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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>
  • <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/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/555-9-million-grant-for-study-on-health-disparities-in"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/377,0,2304,1929/ignore_cropper/1/2902_bauermeister_landscape.rev.1472739720.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/377,0,2304,1929/ignore_cropper/1/2902_bauermeister_landscape.rev.1472739720.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/377,0,2304,1929/ignore_cropper/1/2902_bauermeister_landscape.rev.1472739720.png 3x" data-max-w="2583" data-max-h="1929"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/555-9-million-grant-for-study-on-health-disparities-in">$9 Million Grant for Study on Health Disparities in HIV Prevention</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Penn Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing & Emory’s School of Public Health Unite for National Study on HIV Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Men</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/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/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/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/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/642-web-app-prompts-sexual-health-testing-for-young"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3356_jose-adjusted.rev.1477407459.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/642-web-app-prompts-sexual-health-testing-for-young">Web App Prompts Sexual Health Testing for Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and University of Michigan School of Nursing will co-lead NIH project as part of new Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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>

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