School of Nursing

To prevent HIV, start online

A team led by José Bauermeister at Penn Nursing designed the My Desires & Expectations tool to address cognitive and emotional factors that influence sexual decision-making when seeking partners online.

Penn Today Staff

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NBC Philadelphia

Virtual reality helping in fight against opioid deaths

The School of Nursing offers a virtual reality (VR) simulation to train responders how to administer Narcan, an overdose-reversing drug. The simulation demonstrates that VR training can be “low cost, high efficacy, and that it’s just as good as the gold standard of medical training,” said Clare Whitney, a doctoral student in the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation.


NBC News

Are doctors helping parents skirt mandatory vaccines for their kids?

A study from the nursing school, authored by postdoc Salini Mohanty, was cited in a report about medical exemptions from vaccination.


Philadelphia Inquirer

The man in charge of Pa.’s commutation system says it’s broken. Can it be fixed?

Kathleen Brown of the School of Nursing spoke about her frustrations with the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, which has ignored evidence of rehabilitation, instead examining the original crime itself. “That’s not what it’s supposed to be,” she said. “They’re supposed to be evaluating people as they are now.”


National Review

More nurses means better care—So why did this ballot measure fail?

A recent study authored by Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences was mentioned in a discussion of a failed Massachusetts measure that would have implemented mandatory patient-to-nurse ratios. “Better-staffed hospitals with good work environments actually returned lower mortality for the same or lower cost,” said Aiken.


Philadelphia Inquirer

One in three nurses says patient safety ‘unfavorable’ at hospitals, Penn study finds

Penn researchers have found that safety recommendations from a 1999 report have not been evenly implemented in hospitals. The shortcomings “may be hampering progress toward improving patient safety and preventing patient harm,” said lead author Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences.