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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.



Homecoming Events Slated for October 24, 2014

HomecomingJoin us…on Friday, October 24th, when Pitt and the School of Nursing celebrate Homecoming!  Pitt Nursing invites you to attend a continuing education event featuring alumna Nancy L. Rothman, EdD (BSN ’63). Dr. Rothman is the Independence Foundation Professor of Urban Community Nursing & Director of Community-based Practices at Temple University’s Department of Nursing. She will discuss “The Future of Nursing and Independent Nursing Practice,” exploring the call within The Future of Nursing report for all nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. The CE event, for which one contact hour will be awarded, begins at 1:30 pm in Room 129 of the Victoria Building.  Advanced registration is required for the CE event and a fee of $10 will be charged. Register for the CE event here. The Pitt Nursing Alumni Homecoming Reception will follow from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.: no RSVP is required and all alumni are welcome! Don’t miss the fun and festivities!

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.

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