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Stay Informed. Stay Safe. Stay Home.

Take some time for yourself and enhance your professional development by participating in "COVID-19 from a Physiologic Perspective for Nurses."

This self-paced, online learning activity will:

  • Compare the structural components of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • Describe molecular testing techniques for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 
  • Discuss the biologic mechanism of antibody treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Identify reliable resources to keep current on the physiology of COVID-19.


  • Sheila Alexander, PhD, RN, FCCM, Associate Professor of Nursing 
  • Yvette Conley, PhD, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Human Genetics
  • Monica Wagner, PhD, RN,  Postdoctoral Scholar

At the completion of the video you will be asked to take a short non-graded posttest and complete an evaluation.  Once these requirements are met, you will receive a nursing continuing professional development certificate for one contact hour. 

Register now for this informative discussion. Once you register, you will receive instructions on how to access the activity.


Faculty Member and Alumna Rose Constantino Receives National Honor

Congratulations to Associate Professor Rose Constantino (MSN ’71, PhD ’79), who was one of only three nurses from across the United States selected for the 2020 American Nurses Association Hall of Fame.

The ANA Hall of Fame award recognizes individual nurses’ commitments to the nursing field, and their impact on the health and social history of the United States.

Constantino was selected for her engagement in local, state, national and international nursing and organizations, and other areas that she has touched through direct patient care, committee service, and academic and professional program development. Her nomination noted that her service and leadership have guided and inspired peers and students alike.



In the News: Justin Lee

Justin Lee (BSN ’18) was an exemplary student at Pitt Nursing, and served as the president of our Nursing Students Association. Now, he’s working in the front lines against this pandemic, not only as a nurse, but as a member of the Maryland National Guard. See how he’s making a difference, as told by the U.S. Army.


Student Spotlight: Dawn Eldred

Congratulations to Doctor of Nursing Practice student Dawn Eldred, MSN, RN, PHRN, who has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Scholarship Award to support her doctoral nurse practitioner (NP) education study.

With more than 100,000 members, AANP is the largest professional NP organization dedicated to advancement of the NP role and advocacy for patients who seek health care by NPs through more than one billion visits each year.

A full-time student pursuing a DNP degree, Eldred maintains a faculty position in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program at the University of Pittsburgh in Titusville, and also serves as the Director of Health Services at the University of Pittsburgh in Titusville. She is a Scholar of the 2019-2021 Pennsylvania AHEC Scholars Program and is committed to establishing herself as a primary care provider in her home area, situated in rural northwest Pennsylvania, upon completing her degree.