Professional Development & Continuing Education

Facilitating the lifelong learning, self-discovery, and professional advancement of nurses is instrumental to furthering the quality of healthcare delivery and outcomes. The Department of Professional Development & Continuing Education provides evidence-based nursing continuing professional development programs and resources in various formats. These offerings, crafted by the University of Pittsburgh Nursing faculty and renowned experts, aim to enrich the professional and personal development of registered nurses.


Aspires to be recognized as the leading expert and resource for innovative nursing continuing professional development educational activities regionally, nationally, and globally.


Advance the quality of healthcare and excellence in nursing by delivering evidence-based, outcomes-driven continuing educational activities.


  • Provoke a spirit of inquiry to enhance professional and personal educational enrichment;
  • Champion life-long learning by sharing relevant research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement findings to close practice gaps;
  • Enhance the professional practice of scholarship for nursing specialists, leaders, preceptors, mentors, and alumni;
  • Foster knowledge about the importance of interprofessional and interdisciplinary partnerships.


The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Jennifer J. Wasco, DNP, RN
Phone: 412-624-9079

Department Coordinator

Mariah Singerman
Phone: 412-624-3156


3500 Victoria Street
360 Victoria Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-624-3156
Fax: 412-624-1215