Online Graduate Degree Programs at Pitt Nursing

Your Schedule... Your Career... Your Life

Nursing is a field that embraces life-long learning. However, it’s not always possible to move to pursue an advanced degree. So, the School of Nursing has partnered with Pitt Online, the University’s award-winning distance learning platform, to offer a series of programs so that you can earn the degree while remaining at home and in your current job. Your program of study will provide you with the same foundational knowledge and practical skills as our accredited on-campus degree programs. 

Even though the program is asynchronous, you will have ample opportunities to interact with faculty and your peer students. Your classes, taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus, will be provided online through Blackboard, a user-friendly learning platform. We provide a suite of collaborative tools such as discussion boards, blogs, chat sessions, virtual classrooms, and groups to ensure that you will experience a vibrant learning environment.

As an online student, you will enjoy the many of the same University of Pittsburgh amenities and resources as students residing in Pittsburgh. You'll have access to an academic advisor, 24/7 technology support, the collections and services of the University Library System, and the Book Center.

We work with students and preceptors to find the most effective clinical placement for the student’s professional and educational goals

We offer the following online degree/certificate programs:

Beginning Fall 2017, out-of-state tuition rates will match the in-state rate.

RN Options


Post-Master's DNP

Health Systems Executive Leadership (Nurse Specialty Role Major)

Health Systems Executive Leadership / Master of Public Policy & Management MPPM (joint degree)

CRNA MSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurse Practitioner


Certificate in Nursing Research

Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Certificate in Gerontology for Nurse Practitioners