Healthcare is evolving today at the fastest pace in history, while age-old health challenges, such as living well with chronic conditions, remain. Emerging health technologies, aging populations, and the opioid epidemic present a myriad of challenges. And nurses are dealing with these issues at the front lines—in a multitude of settings—offering creative, cost-effective solutions for patients, families, systems, and communities.
At the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, our mission is to improve health and healthcare for everyone. To fulfill this mission, we educate exceptional students who problem solve in resourceful ways and have a profound commitment to make a positive impact. We attract and retain renowned, expert faculty who conduct innovative, collaborative research and transform knowledge into action. Then, we immerse both faculty and students in state-of-the-science clinical, global, and community-based settings to advance learning and practice.
For the third year in a row, Penn Nursing is ranked as the #1 nursing school in the world.1 And for the second year in a row, we are #1 in NIH funding among nursing schools. While these accomplishments are impressive, and we want to continue to be #1 in the world, we also want to be #1 for the world. That’s why in April 2018 we launched our $60 million Innovating for Life and Living Campaign. Our goal is to help people everywhere live their best lives through innovation in education, innovation in research, policy, and practice, and innovation in global health.