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   $125 Million Gift from Leonard A. Lauder to Transform Nursing Care

University of Pennsylvania Announces New Tuition-Free Program to Recruit, Train and Deploy Nurse Practitioners to Underserved Communities Across the U.S.


  • Science Advisory: Advocating for Developmental Care for Infants With Complex Congenital Heart Disease

    Developmental disorders, disabilities, and delays are common outcomes for infants with complex congenital heart disease. Targeting early factors influencing these conditions after birth and during neonatal hospitalization for cardiac surgery remains a critical need. However, significant gaps remain in understanding the best practices to improve neurodevelopmental and psychosocial outcomes for these infants.

  • Study Shows Missed Nursing Care is a Key Factor in Adverse Outcomes for Very Low Birthweight Infants

    Sometimes hospital staff nurses cannot provide required care due to time constraints. This reality can contribute to potentially dire outcomes for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, who weigh less than 3.3 lbs. at birth. These newborns depend on the nurse for survival. Missed nursing care is likely clinically relevant to whether VLBW infants develop an infection, develop a brain hemorrhage, or even die. Given post-pandemic staffing shortages and the increased burden placed on nurses, routine measurement of missed care and managerial efforts to prevent it could be vital to improving the health and life course of VLBW infants.

  • Penn Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health Awarded State Grant

    The Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) has been awarded another $30,000 grant through It’s On Us PA, a statewide campaign that aims to end sexual assault by bringing together college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members to reframe the conversation around sexual violence and pledge to be part of the solution.

  • Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel

    Welcome to the Spring Semester 2023 from Dean Antonia M. Villarruel

    Happy new year and welcome to the Spring semester!

  • We All Just Want to Be Heard

    Penn Medicine recently profiled Azucena (Susy) Villalobos, BSN, a nurse in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), a fellow in the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Penn Nursing, and the president-elect of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Philadelphia chapter. Her profile was featured in HUPdate.

  • Better Staffed Hospitals Before Pandemic Had Better Outcomes During It

    According to a new study published in Nursing Outlook, the journal of the American Academy of Nursing, chronic hospital nurse understaffing and poor hospital work environments that predated the Covid-19 pandemic largely explain the disruptions in nursing care seen during the pandemic and continuing today.

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