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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.

Charron-Prochownik Wins Eli Lilly Grant

Congratulations to Professor Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, CPNP, FAAN, for successfully pursuing funding from Eli Lilly for her project on “Tailoring Preconception Counseling for Hispanic Adolescents with Diabetes.” This year-long grant of $65,247 will help to extend her existing work (the READY-Girls Program) on the value and promotion of preconception counseling for women with diabetes. Such counseling includes advice, information, and care from a specialized team of health professionals to help young women with diabetes achieve glycemic control and to delay a pregnancy until it is medically safe. Read more.

Pitt Nursing’s Honored Alumni!

The School of Nursing recently announced the recipients of the School’s Alumni Awards for 2014, honoring two graduates who have had a significant impact on the nursing profession, whether within their community or across the globe. This year, the School was pleased to present Adelle M. Lotinsky (BSN ’10, MSN ’13) with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Prakin Kotchabhakdi Suchaxaya (MSN’81, PhD ’84) with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Congratulations to both! Read more about our honorees.