At the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, we are dedicated to providing students with the strong educational foundation to conduct evidence-based practice, engage in scholarly activities, and translate health sciences knowledge to improve the delivery of healthcare.

Our graduates possess critical appraisal/thinking skills, sophisticated clinical practice knowledge, and the ability to integrate the latest research findings to provide thorough, safe and effective patient care.

Our Mission and Philosophy

Throughout our history, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing's mission and philosophy have enabled us to evolve into a leader in nursing education, research, and clinical opportunities. 

Dean's Message

Read a message from Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.


The School and the University have excellent reputations at the national and international levels. 

Academic Departments

Pitt's nursing education, practice, and research is conducted through four academic departments

Administrative Departments

Five Administrative Departments provide essential leadership and services that support every School of Nursing student. 


The School of Nursing was officially founded at the University of Pittsburgh on April 6, 1939. The first students were admitted and the first faculty member (Alice Crist Malone) was recruited in 1940. Learn more about Pitt's seven decades of Nursing education and research. 

Pitt Nurse Magazine

Our magazine explores the nursing field and celebrates faculty, alumni, and student accomplishments. View our current magazine, peruse past issues and send information for future editions.


Our degree programs and certificate offerings are accredited by the appropriate national and professional organizations.