A world-class city filled with art and culture and an incredible campus that offers cutting edge resources–that’s what students receive at Penn Nursing. And that’s just the start. Penn Nursing and the wider university offer something for everyone, as well as a lifelong community.

Penn Nursing is globally known for educating dynamic nurses—because our School values evidence-based science and health equity. That’s where our expertise lies, whether in research, practice, community health, or beyond. Everything we do upholds a through-line of innovation, encouraging our exceptional students, alumni, and faculty share their knowledge and skills to reshape health care.

Penn Nursing students are bold and unafraid, ready to embrace any challenge that comes their way. Whether you are exploring a career in nursing or interested in advancing your nursing career, a Penn Nursing education will help you meet your goals and become an innovative leader, prepared to change the face of health and wellness.

Penn Nursing is the #1-ranked nursing school in the world. Its highly-ranked programs help develop highly-skilled leaders in health care who are prepared to work alongside communities to tackle issues of health equity and social justice to improve health and wellness for everyone.

Penn Nursing’s rigorous academic curricula are taught by world renowned experts, ensuring that students at every level receive an exceptional Ivy League education. From augmented reality classrooms and clinical simulations to coursework that includes experiential global travel to clinical placements in top notch facilities, a Penn Nursing education prepares our graduates to lead.

Racism, Midwifery and Healthcare

In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week and National Minority Health Month, Dr. Lucinda Canty presented a comprehensive overview of the midwifery practice within a historical context. In her presentation, Dr. Canty also examined the issue of racism and its impact on the provision of prenatal care and delivery.  Watch the March 30, 2023 recording here.

April 06, 2023


Lucinda Canty, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Associate Professor of Nursing
Director, Seedworks Health Equity in Nursing Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

Monique Howard, EdD, MPH
Senior Director, Women’s Health Initiatives
Penn Nursing Center for Global Women’s Health

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