School of Nursing

A new approach to aiding Black male trauma survivors

In a collaborative new study between the School of Nursing and Drexel University, researchers have peeled back the layers of what causes and prevents many trauma-surviving Black men from seeking needed professional behavioral health care.

By Penn Nursing News

Social distancing and dying alone

COVID-19 has led to drastic changes in how hospitals provide end-of-life care to patients and their families. With strict no-visiting limitations in place in an effort to stem contagion, patients have been dying alone.

By Penn Nursing News

LGBTQ data added to the state’s COVID-19 testing

Experts weigh in on the state’s decision to add LGBTQ data collection to COVID-19 testing. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on March 13 that the state will include LGBTQ-specific information as part of its COVID-19 data collection.

Dee Patel

In the News


The old rules were dumb anyway

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing spoke said rules that prevent nurses from working in other states without a new license are out of date. “We have the same technology in every state. Patients are the same. They have the same problems. Everybody has babies everywhere,” she said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

You’ve got 5 weeks left to be counted in the 2020 Census and shape America’s next decade

Terri Lipman and undergrad Jamie Chung of the School of Nursing spoke about how Philadelphia college students can participate in civic life. “I want my peers and colleagues to understand the importance and the ripple effects of our participation in the census,” Chung said.


How Trump’s win-at-all-costs vaccine strategy could backfire

Melanie Kornides of the School of Nursing comments on the effects of misinformation on vaccine development.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

When it comes to its gun violence epidemic, Philly is struggling to control the spread

Elinore Kaufman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Therese Richmond of the School Nursing weighed in on gun violence as a public health issue in Philadelphia. “For my patients, I think it’s been pretty awful,” Kaufman said. “And for their families and their loved ones and their community, it’s just as sad.”


New York Daily News

Study shows NYC hospitals understaffed in weeks before coronavirus

A new study from the School of Nursing found that New York City hospitals were experiencing a nurse staff shortage before the pandemic began.