Student Affairs

The office of Student Affairs includes a variety of professional services to prospective, active, and graduated students. We advocate for students' academic success and promote faculty and staff engagement.

Specific services provided by Student Affairs include:


Faculty and staff questions related to term scheduling, room reservations, PeopleSoft, Canvas, student concerns and grades are directed to contact or call the Student Affairs front desk at 412-624-4586 for guidance.


Focusing on the success of each student, the office of Student Affairs has advisors for students enrolled in all academic programs. Students meet with their advisors a minimum of one time per term. Appointments with undergraduate student advisors are scheduled via the Navigate Student app. Walk-in office hours are also offered by each advisor.

Advising Staff

Director of Advisement

Jennifer L Brunner, PhD, MSEd, GPHR

Advisors for Traditional BSN Students

Patrice Alaquiva

Alicia K. Davin, MA

Linda S. Holden, MSN, RN

Alicia Kemp

Advisors for Accelerated 2nd degree BSN Students

Tracey Lang, BSN, RN

Alicia K. Davin, MA

Advisor for Graduate Students

All graduate students have a faculty advisor to guide them through their academic program. Additional graduate student advisement is also provided by:

Brian Barrett, MEd


Student counseling is available to Nursing Students seeking support for:

Mild to moderate anxiety and depression Identity development
Adjustment and developmental concerns Mild to moderate substance use concerns
Interpersonal concerns Academic, employment and career related concerns
Self-esteem concerns Difficulty with concentration, focus and memory
Concerns related to the transition to college Acute concerns related to sexual violence/misconduct

Teams Call 412-383-1697 to get started!


Kevan Schneider

Available Hours:

Monday:8:30 to 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:30 to 5:00 PM - Remote
Wednesday:8:30 to 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 to 5:00 PM
Friday:8:30 to 5:00 PM - Remote

Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Office of Student Affairs assists undergraduate and graduate nursing students with navigating scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Learn more about the application process and deadlines on the Scholarships & Financial Aid page.

For questions or information, please contact:

Cynthia Henderson
Scholarship Coordinator


School of Nursing
3500 Victoria Street
240 Victoria Bldg.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


Phone: 412-624-4586
Fax: 412-624-2409
Toll Free:1-888-747-0794