For many students, the reason to come to Penn Nursing is singular: our research program. Students here work alongside some of the very best in nursing science and research, studying under mentors who help them create, test, and implement the ideas that shape our profession.
We are one of the few nursing schools in the US to have a dedicated nursing research lab, a place for students conduct lab procedures and collect quality data.
The lab was designed to promote collaboration among faculty and students of all levels, and includes dedicated space for cell culture, biomarker analysis, molecular biology, microscopy, and human physiology. Here, we conduct assays, catalogue samples, and develop protocols, while providing access for faculty to conduct their work under the direction of an experienced lab manager.
Penn Nursing investigators work with an impressive network of colleagues from other Penn schools including Wharton, Penn Medicine, Penn Dental, Penn Engineering, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and Veterinary Medicine. In addition, the ONR acts as a liaison between our post-doctoral students and the Perelman School of Medicine’s Biomedical Postdoctoral Program.