Advancing Nursing Science, Education and Practice
Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing! Since its founding in 1939, Pitt Nursing has been a leader in the evolution of nursing education, research and practice. Today, the School is internationally recognized for the quality and success of its academic programs, its leadership in nursing research, and its outstanding clinical opportunities for students and faculty. The School is ranked 7th in U.S. News & World Report’s “2011 America’s Best Graduate Schools” and 5th in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health. We hope that you’ll join us here at Pitt to meet your educational and career goals.
23 BSN Students Will Present at NCUR 2014
The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that a record number (23) of its undergraduate students have been invited to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Kentucky on April 3-5, 2014. NCUR promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity across all disciplines in partnership with faculty and other mentors as a vital component of higher education. The conference draws undergraduate students from across the United States to present research posters and papers, as well as to participate in Student Interest Sessions and a Graduate School Fair. Meet our NCUR 2014 presenters!
School of Nursing appoints Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
The School of Nursing recently created a new leadership position, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Kathryn R. Puskar, DrPH, RN, FAAN, has been appointed to this position and as such, will be responsible for maintaining and advancing the quality of the baccalaureate program as well as providing oversight of BSN program accreditation and evaluation. With more than 620 students, the undergraduate program accounts for more than half of the School’s enrollment. “I’m very excited about this opportunity to continue innovating and enhancing the undergraduate experience here at Pitt’s School of Nursing,” states Dr. Puskar. “Since our founding in 1939, the School of Nursing has offered a Bachelor’s Degree. I look forward to guiding future development of the undergraduate program to reflect the skills, the knowledge, and the attitudes called for in 21st-century nursing and healthcare.” Learn more here.