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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.



Three Alumni Selected as AANP Fellows

The School of Nursing is pleased to congratulate three alumni on being named Fellows Donna Nativioof the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP): Victoria Soltis-Jarrett (MSN ’88); Susan Van Cleve (BSN ’77); and Donna Nativio (BSN’64, MSHYG ’67, PhD ’86) who is also faculty and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Pitt. The AANP Fellows Program re cognizes those nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Read more about these honorees here.

Lingler Awarded National Institute on Aging Grant

Jennifer LinglerAssistant Professor Jennifer Lingler, PhD, CRNP, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Institute on Aging for more than $1.6 million. Dr. Lingler’s project will explore how patients at heightened risk for dementia and their caretakers decide to pursue, as well as react to, the results of amyloid imaging. Amyloid imaging technology permits pre-mortem identification of Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain.  Her work could impact drug therapies and other prevention strategies for individuals facing Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.  Read more here.

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