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.

Opening Doors - Center for Global Women’s Health Updates

The Center for Global Women’s Health presented an update to inform about the Center’s recent initiatives, dialogue about collective endeavors, and discuss opportunities for collaboration. Also presenting were two Penn Nursing faculty members, Laura Starbird, PhD, RN and Melanie Kornides, ScD, RN, FNP-BC, who shared how they are actively addressing the Center’s strategic priority areas through their research and scholarship. Watch the March 28, 2023 recording here.

April 06, 2023

Holly Harner, PhD, MPH, MBA, WHCNP-BC, FAAN
Afaf I. Meleis Director for the Center for Global Women’s Health
Practice Professor of Women’s Health
Track Director, Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Program

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

Laura Starbird, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Improving Care Delivery for Women Affected by Substance Use Disorder and HIV

Melanie Kornides, ScD, RN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Cervical Cancer Prevention: Identifying and Intervening on HPV Vaccine Misinformation


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