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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/834-bates-center-digitizes-for-in-her-own-right"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,379,380/ignore_cropper/1/6637_bates_digitization_project_homepage_560x380.rev.1506093291.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/834-bates-center-digitizes-for-in-her-own-right">Bates Center Digitizes for “In Her Own Right” Project</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is participating in “In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920,” which aims to uncover archival materials that document the early struggle for women’s rights.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1294-pik-professor-appointed-to-national-committee"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/300,0,900,599/ignore_cropper/1/8547_gdemiris_original.rev.1547674123.JPG" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/300,0,900,599/ignore_cropper/1/8547_gdemiris_original.rev.1547674123.JPG 2x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="599"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1294-pik-professor-appointed-to-national-committee">PIK Professor Appointed to National Committee</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> George Demiris, PhD, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor in <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a>’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/bhs/">Department of Biobavioral Health Sciences</a>, has been appointed a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (the Academies) Committee on the Health and Medical Dimensions of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults.  </p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1515-matura-wins-inaugural-award-to-advance-pulmonary"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/454,0,2592,2136/ignore_cropper/1/9881_PHAB19-0092.rev.1571840126.jpg" alt="(l to r): William Auger, MD, Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA; Sameer Bansilal,..." class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/454,0,2592,2136/ignore_cropper/1/9881_PHAB19-0092.rev.1571840126.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/454,0,2592,2136/ignore_cropper/1/9881_PHAB19-0092.rev.1571840126.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1515-matura-wins-inaugural-award-to-advance-pulmonary">Matura Wins Inaugural Award to Advance Pulmonary Hypertension Science and Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor in <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">Penn Nursing</a>’s <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/academics/bhs/">Department of Biobehavioral Health</a> Sciences, is one of eight winners of the inaugural Pulmonary Hypertension Accelerated Bayer (PHAB) Awards.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1101-a-potential-new-weapon-in-the-battle-against"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/528,0,1892,1365/ignore_cropper/1/7496_heath_schmidt_2016.rev.1525194204.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/528,0,1892,1365/ignore_cropper/1/7496_heath_schmidt_2016.rev.1525194204.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/528,0,1892,1365/ignore_cropper/1/7496_heath_schmidt_2016.rev.1525194204.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1101-a-potential-new-weapon-in-the-battle-against">A Potential New Weapon in the Battle Against Addiction</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> FDA-approved drugs to treat diabetes and obesity may reduce cocaine relapse and help addicted people break the habit</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1336-nursing-work-environment-shapes-relationship"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/92,11,472,392/ignore_cropper/1/8777_AKL_headshot.rev.1553107006.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="720" data-max-h="480"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1336-nursing-work-environment-shapes-relationship">Nursing Work Environment Shapes Relationship Between EHR & Quality of Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> In the decade since the federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology. Now, focus is on how a comprehensive EHR can enhance outcomes. Yet, little is known about the sociotechnical factors that can shape the relationship between advanced EHR adoption and quality of care.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1485-moving-from-period-poverty-to-period-positivity"><img src="/live/image/gid/30/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/230,0,630,400/ignore_cropper/1/9784_period_poverty.rev.1570113683.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="800" data-max-h="400"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1485-moving-from-period-poverty-to-period-positivity">Moving from Period Poverty to Period Positivity</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Global advocacy for increased access to menstruation products and facilities exposes social and economic inequities and the need for reform.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1569-humans-of-penn-nursing-daniel-joshua-porter-bsn-rn"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/62,0,443,380/ignore_cropper/1/10108_Untitled_design_73.rev.1580142946.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/1569-humans-of-penn-nursing-daniel-joshua-porter-bsn-rn">Humans of Penn Nursing: Daniel Joshua Porter, BSN, RN, CCRN, GNu’21</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">“I discovered my passion for nursing while serving in Iraq. During my downtime, I volunteered in the emergency room.”</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/968-collaboration-between-health-systems-and-law"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/82,0,462,380/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/968-collaboration-between-health-systems-and-law">Collaboration Between Health Systems and Law Enforcement May be Key for Injury Surveillance, Control and Prevention</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Injury remains one of the top 10 causes of death and disability worldwide. Partnerships between health systems and law enforcement can enable linkages in injury data to better identify where and to whom injuries are occurring. This cross-sector surveillance can also lead to more effective and expansive injury control and prevention efforts to improve population health.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/423-penn-nursing-ranked-1-nursing-school-in-the-world"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,200,144/ignore_cropper/1/233_qs-rank.rev.1461077240.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="200" data-max-h="144"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/423-penn-nursing-ranked-1-nursing-school-in-the-world">Penn Nursing Ranked #1 Nursing School in the World</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is the number one nursing school in the world according to a recent ranking by QS World University.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1523-new-online-curriculum-equips-nurses-to-lead"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/391,0,1973,1583/ignore_cropper/1/9917_DesignThinking.rev.1573073078.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/391,0,1973,1583/ignore_cropper/1/9917_DesignThinking.rev.1573073078.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/391,0,1973,1583/ignore_cropper/1/9917_DesignThinking.rev.1573073078.png 3x" data-max-w="2333" data-max-h="1583"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1523-new-online-curriculum-equips-nurses-to-lead">New Online Curriculum Equips Nurses to Lead Innovation by Offering Training in Design Thinking</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Unique suite of materials developed at Penn Nursing in collaboration with the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation is available free of charge to all nurses, nursing programs, and health care innovators.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1231-sigma-tri-state-consortium-brunch"><img src="/live/image/gid/96/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/8340_img_5973.rev.1540856250.jpg" alt="Xi Chapter Board Members Cheryl Neisser, PhD, MSN, BSN, BS, ASN, Breanne Mastromarino NU" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/96/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/8340_img_5973.rev.1540856250.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/96/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/ignore_cropper/1/8340_img_5973.rev.1540856250.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1536"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1231-sigma-tri-state-consortium-brunch">Sigma Tri-State Consortium Brunch</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Sigma Theta Tau Xi Chapter board members represented Xi Chapter while listening to and learning from nurse leaders, including Lieutenant Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long PhD, RN.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/991-weekly-fish-consumption-linked-to-better-sleep"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/212,0,712,500/ignore_cropper/1/7032_fish_topstory_1000x500.rev.1515001413.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/212,0,712,500/ignore_cropper/1/7032_fish_topstory_1000x500.rev.1515001413.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="500"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/991-weekly-fish-consumption-linked-to-better-sleep">Weekly Fish Consumption Linked to Better Sleep, Higher IQ, Penn Study Finds</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all, according to new findings from the <a href="https://www.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania</a> recently published in <em><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17520-w">Scientific Reports</a></em>, a <em>Nature</em> journal.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1547-4-million-grant-to-improve-mental-health-and"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/478,3,1335,861/ignore_cropper/1/10034_pennnursing_nov18_0219.rev.1575990355.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/478,3,1335,861/ignore_cropper/1/10034_pennnursing_nov18_0219.rev.1575990355.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/478,3,1335,861/ignore_cropper/1/10034_pennnursing_nov18_0219.rev.1575990355.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1800" data-max-h="1200"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/1547-4-million-grant-to-improve-mental-health-and">€4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Well-being of Health Professionals and Patient Safety</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s</a> <a href="https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/chopr/">Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research</a>.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/685-penn-nursing-student-develops-holistic-diabetes"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/64,0,444,380/ignore_cropper/1/3734_usmexsummit_ball_560x380.rev.1480954096.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/685-penn-nursing-student-develops-holistic-diabetes">Penn Nursing Student Develops Holistic Diabetes Education Tool that can be Tailored for Global Communities</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">Early this year, <a href="/live/profiles/19-natalie-ball">Natalie Ball</a>, BSN, RN, Nu’14, was named a delegate to the <strong>US-Mex Forum for Cooperative, Understanding and Solidarity (FoCUS)</strong> program. A group of 30 outstanding students from the United States and Mexico, the cohort benefits from a range of academic and cultural opportunities as they work on projects in preparation for the bi-annual FoCUS Summit, which brings all Delegates together at Stanford and ITAM.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/639-women-find-breastfeeding-at-work-challenging-even"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/24,0,1348,1323/ignore_cropper/1/331_headshot_diane_47.rev.1464962324.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/24,0,1348,1323/ignore_cropper/1/331_headshot_diane_47.rev.1464962324.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/24,0,1348,1323/ignore_cropper/1/331_headshot_diane_47.rev.1464962324.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1365" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/639-women-find-breastfeeding-at-work-challenging-even">Women Find Breastfeeding at Work Challenging Even in Supportive Settings</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">A mother deciding whether to breastfeed and for how long faces many questions. Does she understand its benefits and challenges? Will she come back to a conducive, supportive work environment?</div></article>

IN RESEARCH

  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/529-penn-nursing-hosts-the-15th-annual-summer-research"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/72,0,365,293/ignore_cropper/1/1466_sri-2016-web.rev.1467995041.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="414" data-max-h="293"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/529-penn-nursing-hosts-the-15th-annual-summer-research">Penn Nursing Hosts the 15th Annual Summer Research Institute</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary">The school’s yearly research-intensive summit accepted twelve fellows from around the world.</div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/882-sigma-theta-tau-international-names-therese"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/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/882-sigma-theta-tau-international-names-therese">Sigma Theta Tau International Names Therese Richmond its 2017 Episteme Award Recipient</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Supported by the Baxter International Foundation, the Prestigious Award Recognizes Richmond’s Research on the Psychological Effects of Violence and Injury</p></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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/813-penn-nursing-medicine-collaborate-to-improve"><img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/0,0,560,380/ignore_cropper/1/3803_polomano_web_560x380.rev.1481564494.png" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="560" data-max-h="380"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/813-penn-nursing-medicine-collaborate-to-improve">Penn Nursing, Medicine Collaborate to Improve Post-surgical Pain Management in China</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> Between 60 and 70 percent of patients who undergo a thoracotomy, or a surgical incision into the chest wall, experience some sort of long-term, post-surgical pain. So that patient population was a natural fit for a study focused on pain management, led by the <a href="http://www.upenn.edu/">University of Pennsylvania</a> and taking place at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Peking University People’s Hospital in China.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/867-little-clinical-evidence-qualifies-utility-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/21/width/350/height/250/crop/1/src_region/141,0,525,384/ignore_cropper/1/5313_phone_apps.rev.1497637858.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="350" height="250" data-max-w="615" data-max-h="384"/></a></span><h4 class="news-article-headline"><a href="/live/news/867-little-clinical-evidence-qualifies-utility-of">Little Clinical Evidence Qualifies Utility of Mobile Apps Designed for Palliative Care</a></h4><div class="news-article-summary"><p> The unprecedented digital connectivity and use of smartphone technology have transformed how people access, share, and communicate information – including information about health care. As of mid-2015, there were more than 165,000 mobile health applications (apps) in use worldwide, illustrating the important role of mobile technology in the way health care is delivered and received.</p></div></article>
  • <article class="news-article"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/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/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/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>

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