Academic Practice Partners

World-class medical facilities, right in our backyard.

Collaboration with our clinical practice partners is crucial for exposing students to the latest in evidence-based nursing, and a cornerstone of the educational approach at our school. To provide this experience, we’re lucky to be partnered with some of the nation’s best hospitals and research facilities.

Starting in their second year, nursing students gain clinical experience at top-ranked facilities like the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Penn Medicine research complex, and the Philadelphia Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

Penn Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Health System

Also known as Penn Medicine, UPHS is fully integrated with the Perelman School of Medicine, which was founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school and is comprised of some of the area’s finest hospitals and health systems, including:

Chester County Hospital

Chester County Hospital provides top-rated care in cardiovascular, oncology, orthopaedic, radiology, and women’s health from a team of physicians and nurses that are leaders in their field.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is respected worldwide for its clinical and research excellence.


Lancaster General Health Lancaster General Health

Lancaster General Health is a not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care, including more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians; outpatient and Urgent Care services; and four hospitals with a total of 786 licensed beds: Lancaster General Hospital, Women & Babies Hospital, Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital. Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community health care system.

Penn Care at Home

Providing skilled nursing services, rehabilitation therapies, home health aides and other supportive services to all eligible patients in Philadelphia, as well as Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks counties. Penn Care at Home specialties include care of cardiology, oncology, neurology, orthopaedics, and diabetes patients.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

One of the region’s premier medical facilities offering patients leading-edge medical programs in several specialty areas, including cardiology, cancer, family medicine, internal medicine, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, radiology and imaging, and surgery.

Pennsylvania Hospital

The nation’s first hospital renowned for its programs in orthopaedics, cardiac care, neurosciences, hematology/oncology, urology, fertility care, and behavioral health.

Penn Medicine Princeton Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Penn Medicine Princeton Health has been delivering care to central New Jersey for 100 years.

Other Academic Partners

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children; a venerated pediatric research institution.

Mercy Life West Philadelphia (MLWP), In Affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing ( MLUP)

The Mercy LIFE program, serving seniors in West Philadelphia and three areas in Delaware County, provides comprehensive medical, health, recreational and social services customized for each person in an effort to promote independence at home.

The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (VAMC)

​Designed to meet veterans’ changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs with services that include special emphasis programs, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and rehabilitative care.

Christiana Hosptial/ Christiana Care Health Systems/ Newark DE 5-11-2014 Credit Photograph by Eric Crossan 302-378-1700 Christiana Care

ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health.

Atlanticare, Egg Harbor, NJ AtlantiCare

AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It comprises AtlantiCare Regional Health Services including AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with three locations, ambulatory services and AtlantiCare Physician Group; the AtlantiCare Foundation; and AtlantiCare Health Solutions, an accountable care organization.

nemours Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours Children’s is one of the largest integrated pediatric health systems in the country.