Welcome to Penn State Hershey Nursing Research
The Charter of the Nursing Staff provides guidance for the structure and process of nursing research at Penn State Hershey and includes nursing research as a mission component aligned with the Medical Center and College of Medicine research mission. The Nursing Strategic Plan, congruent with the Nursing Charter, establishes as an overall goal to "Develop a Model Nursing Research Program." The nursing research program evolves, adapts, and develops with the continual changes present at an Academic Medical Center. The association with the College of Medicine provides importance and value to research; and enables access to resources that are used to support and advance nursing research. We develop the capabilities of nurses to utilize and generate new knowledge, and to integrate research findings and best available evidence into the clinical and administrative practice of nursing.
Students solve real-world problems through social entrepreneurship
Penn State student Yixin Sun’s life changed when she began working with the University's Humanitarian Engineering Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program last year. The program opened her eyes to what social entrepreneurship could accomplish, and it also helped put her daily life into perspective. Today hundreds of students, about half of whom are engineering students, work with community partners to identify challenges and develop solutions through HESE.More...
Penn State Hershey team improves patient sepsis outcomes through EMR
Dr. Christopher DeFlitch, chief medical information officer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, presented at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 19th annual Scientific Symposium on Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care about the Medical Center’s success in reducing sepsis-related deaths by 45 percent.More...
Vaginally administered ED medication may alleviate menstrual cramping
Women with moderate to severe menstrual cramps may find relief in a class of erectile dysfunction drugs, according to a team of researchers led by Penn State College of Medicines Richard Legro.More...
This week is Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Week
Dec. 1-7 is National Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. The Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is the only multi-disciplinary program in the region for patients living with these diseases.More...