Acute & Tertiary Care

Faculty in the department of Acute and Tertiary Care teach multiple courses in the undergraduate nursing program covering topics such as ethics, medical/surgical nursing, and pharmacology.   At the graduate level, there are several areas of concentration within the Master's and doctoral programs.

Department includes:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist — Adult-Gerontology
  • Health Systems Executive Leadership
  • Clinical Nurse Leader


Chair Annette De Vito Dabbs, RN, PhD, ACNS-BC, FAAN 412-624-5314
Vice Chair for Administration Alice Blazeck, RN, DNSc,  412-624-3814
Vice Chair for Research Margaret Roenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN, FAAN 412-383-8839
Department Administrator leesha Barron  412-624-6859

336 Victoria Building
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
Phone: 412-624-4722
Fax: 412-383-7227


Undergraduate Courses Graduate Courses
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Intro to Professional NRSG
Qualitative Research

Master of Science in Nursing Area of Concentration

Clinical Nurse Leader Rosemary L. Hoffmann, PhD, RN 412-624-3821

Doctor of Nursing Practice Areas of Concentration

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Jane Guttendorf, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC 412-383-4020
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Patricia Tuite, PhD, RN, CCNS 412-624-3797
Health Systems Executive Leadership  Judith F. Zedreck Gonzalez, DNP, MPM 412-624-3582

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

For information regarding the Doctor of Philosophy program contact:

Marilyn Hravnak, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAAN