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.
School of Nursing Secures Grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust
The Helene Fuld Health Trust has committed to a three-year grant of $650,000 to create the Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund for students enrolled in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program. This program enables students or recent graduates from non-nursing degree programs to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree within three consecutive terms. The Trust establishes endowed scholarships for students at leading nursing schools and other organizations to help the nursing workforce prepare to address the increasingly complex health care environment.
Pitt Nursing Faculty Wins Prestigious Fulbright Award
Dr. Elizabeth LaRue, PhD, AHIP, assistant professor, has been selected for a Fulbright Award to Malawi! More than 300,000 of these prestigious awards have been bestowed upon individuals who have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, become heads of state and lead some of the world’s top universities. Dr. LaRue will be creating and teaching introductory nursing informatics courses and seminars as well as developing new tele-conferencing informatics curricula at the University of Malawi Kamuzu College of Nursing to train nursing and midwifery students in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Dr. LaRue is the Coordinator for the Nursing Informatics concentration in the MSN program. Congratulations to Dr. LaRue!