Our News on Newswise

Penn Nursing Offering Free Online Transitional Care Course to Clinicians

Penn Nursing is offering a free course on transitional care, “Advancing High Quality Care: The Transitional Care Model”. The course – being offered for free now through December 31, 2021 – is designed for nurses and other health care...
3-Aug-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 61004aede380a_Terri_Lipman_2016.jpg

Structural Racism and Inequitable Pediatric Diabetes Care

Data show racial disparities in type 1 diabetes treatment and outcomes in non-Hispanic Black (NHB) children in the US. NHB children are less likely to be treated with diabetes technology, have poorer glycemic control and higher rates of diabetes...
27-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 8568_pennnursing_nov18_0219.rev.1548795968.jpg

Safe Nurse Staffing Standards in Hospitals Saves Lives and Lowers Costs

A new study published in The Lancet Global Health showed that establishing safe nurse staffing standards in hospitals in Chile could save lives, prevent readmissions, shorten hospital stays, and reduce costs.
6-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: Alyciaheadshot20201.jpg

Advocating Reimbursement Parity for Nurse Practitioners

The current Medicare reimbursement policy for nurse practitioners (NPs) allows NPs to directly bill Medicare for services that they perform, but they are reimbursed at only 85% of the physician rate. A growing number of states are granting full...
16-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: Fairman560x380.png

Exploring an Epidemic’s Meaning from the Perspective of Nursing

An article written almost 30 years ago helps frame social constructs around the COVID-19 pandemic. By reviewing the essay, an historian of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) extends that construct to include...
7-Jun-2021 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: MicrosoftTeams-image5.png

Penn Nursing-led Philly Team Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Expand COVID-19 Outreach

José A. Bauermeister, PhD, and Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, are leading one of 10 new research teams from across the country that received National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants totaling $14 million to extend the reach of the NIH’s Community...
19-May-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Minimum Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Policy Saves Lives and Lowers Costs

A new study published in The Lancet today showed that a policy establishing minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in hospitals in Queensland, Australia saved lives, prevented readmissions, shortened hospital stays, and reduced costs.
10-May-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Battling Public Health Misinformation Online

Social media and web-based news channels became a communication superhighway for correct and incorrect public health information during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study of this vast amount of information, known as infodemiology, is critical to...
29-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

See All News

Our YouTube Videos


The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the world’s leading schools of nursing. For the fifth year in a row, it is ranked the #1 nursing school in the world by QS University and is consistently ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report annual list of best graduate schools. Penn Nursing is ranked as one of the top schools of nursing in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Penn Nursing prepares nurse scientists and nurse leaders to meet the health needs of a global society through innovation in research, education, and practice. Follow Penn Nursing on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Instagram.



Ed Federico
Associate Director, Public & Media Relations



Bill Parker
Director, Marketing and Communications