Center for Nursing Research to hold open house April 19

April 13, 2012

To observe its one-year anniversary, Penn State’s Center for Nursing Research will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. April 19 at its offices on the first floor of the Health and Human Development East Building on the University Park campus.

The Center for Nursing Research is the focal point of interdisciplinary research and collaboration in Penn State’s School of Nursing. Partnering with scientists within and beyond the University, faculty researchers and doctoral students conduct studies that seek to expand the knowledge base of nursing science across the life span.

This year, for the first time, the school reached the top-20 ranking in research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2011, Penn State ranked 17th among nursing schools nationwide that receive NIH research funding.

Funding is also provided through grants from other federal and private foundations including the John A. Hartford Foundation, American Heart Association, Johnson & Johnson and the Children’s Miracle Network. This funding helps the School of Nursing stay competitive in contributing to the body of nursing knowledge that informs national health care practice.

Current research projects include several that focus on end-of-life care for terminally ill inmates at Pennsylvania prisons; quality-of-life issues of patients with advanced heart failure and their family caregivers; and oral hygiene for older adults with dementia.

For more information on the open house or the work of the Center for Nursing Research, contact Brenda Baney at 814-865-9337 or; or visit the center’s website at

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Last Updated April 16, 2012