This semester is the first time these students are taking advantage of the newly renovated simulations labs, which features an operating table, anesthesia and oxygen machines and dummies with vital signs. The students even don a gown, a mask, booties and gloves.
A recent School of Nursing study proved that overworked nurses have a direct correlation to patient infections, injuries and death rates. The study surveyed more than 7,000 nurses in Pennsylvania and found them to be overwhelmingly dealing with burnout-related issues that include too many overtime hours and increase in patient load.
In spring 2015, when the new changes will take effect, medical school hopefuls will sit for six and a half hours to take MCAT2015 — almost two hours longer than the current version. Each year, more than 85,000 students take the exam.
The Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration will grant the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania — the largest clinical site for the School of Nursing — nearly $36 million over the next four years to train more advanced practice registered nurses.
Two lawsuits that accused Craig Thompson — the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — of taking research he conducted at Penn to start his own biotechnology company have been settled.
For rising Wharton and Engineering junior Ryan Marschang — whose solar technology startup Invisergy took top prize at a business plan competition at Stanford University last month — the victory provided both funding and connections.
Under Penn Connects 2.0, Penn has added 45 additional acres to its campus and a combined 4.8 million square feet of new spaces while restoring current campus facilities, according to Penn President Amy Gutmann.
At the conference, 250 public health workers and researchers heard the most up-to-date research on the impact of high-sugar drinks on the body and discussed how to convince the public of these detrimental effects.