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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.



School Hosts Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

It was a very special evening for the School of Nursing…on August 23rd, the School presented its first White Coat Ceremony for Nursing, thanks to the support of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Sophomores and students in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program were recognized for their preparation to enter into clinical learning situations. Read more here.

Clinical Simulation Paper by Pitt Nursing Faculty Garners Recognition

Pitt Nursing faculty Alice Blazeck and Gretchen Zewe authored a 2013 paper that has been winning acclaim. “Simulating Simulation: Promoting Perfect Practice With Learning Bundle-Supported Videos in an Applied, Learner-Driven Curriculum Design” was published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing (01/2013) and recognized by the International Society of Simulation in Health Care as one of the Top 10 papers of 2014. In addition, the International Nurses Association for Clinical Simulated Learning voted it “Best Paper.” Access the article here.

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