School of Nursing

Environment key to injury recovery for Black men

Data from a Penn Nursing study shows that injured Black men from disadvantaged neighborhoods experience higher injury mortality, years of life-expectancy loss, and psychological symptoms that persist after initial wounds have been treated.

From Penn Nursing News

In the News

Business Insider

Workers at a Wisconsin hospital sought new jobs with higher pay—then the hospital sued to stop them from leaving

Research by the School of Nursing found that nurse burnout and job dissatisfaction are tied to poor working conditions.


Philadelphia Inquirer

A mom and daughter debate: Should kids be in school right now?

Marion Leary of the School of Nursing and her high school-age daughter, Harper, debated the merits of in-person schooling during the omicron surge. “There is no denying that in-person learning is paramount for kids academically and socially, but it is our responsibility as parents and educators to make the hard choices,” argued Leary.



Nurses and the never-ending shifts

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing discussed her research on burnout and job dissatisfaction among nurses. Her research found that exceedingly long shifts not only harmed nurses, but also patients. “Any time after 12 hours, the medical errors that nurses were involved in started to escalate dramatically,” she said.


The Atlantic

America’s COVID rules are a dumpster fire

When asked if people would give up on trying to understand COVID-19 isolation guidelines and just improvise their own rules, Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing said, “I think people already have.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Telemedicine is here to stay, but how it will be covered by insurance is still being debated

Rolando Vega, a graduate student at the School of Nursing, wrote an opinion piece about the future of telemedicine. If signed by the governor, a Pennsylvania State Sensate Bill would mandate full insurance reimbursement for these services going forward. “This bill is essential and there is a sense of urgency as many patients, as well as health care providers are counting on its final approval,” Vega wrote.