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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.

New Research Grants Awarded to SON Faculty

The School of Nursing has a distinguished record of research: the School is currently ranked fifth in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health and has been designated as a Nursing Research Intensive Environment by the National Institute for Nursing Research. Over its 75-year history, the School has earned an international reputation for research excellence in several key areas including oncology nursing, patient adherence, nursing education, and genomics, to name just a few. Recent research grants reflect the breadth of the school’s current research programs. Learn more here.

BSN Students Benefit From Research Mentorship Program

In addition to coursework and clinical experiences, Pitt’s BSN students can enroll in the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program (URMP). The URMP’s goal is to introduce students to research methods and to engage them in faculty-led projects and scholarship. Why should students take part in the program? “The URMP offers students the chance to improve their academic performance and to develop strong critical thinking abilities,” explains Dr. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Dean of the School. “Should they choose to pursue graduate studies, as encouraged in the nursing field, students will already have the essential skills and understanding of the methods. As evidence-based practitioners, nurses will determine patient treatment and interventions based on research; thus, early and ongoing exposure to research processes and outcomes will help graduates to be better healthcare professionals.” Learn more about the URMP here.