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 health outcomes. The Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education offers learning opportunities in various formats created by faculty members of the University of Pittsburgh and nationally and internationally recognized experts.


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.



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