Pitt Nursing Faculty Stand Out in Statewide Awards

Three Pitt Nursing faculty were recognized earlier this month at the 30th annual gala and celebration of the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. Pitt Nursing swept the awards, with each faculty member who was nominated for her category receiving the award.

Congratulations to Brenda Cassidy (MSN ’86, MSN ’97, DNP ’11), assistant professor, who won the Doctorate of Nursing Practice award; Jennifer Lingler (MSN ’98, PhD ’04), professor, who won the Nursing Research award; and Patricia Tuite (BSN ’85, MSN ’92), assistant professor, who won the Nursing Education – Academia award.

Alumnae Tamra Minnier (BSN ’84, MSN ’85) and Rita Trofino (BSN ’76, MNEd ’81) were award finalists.

The Nightingale Awards are a statewide program designed to recognize excellence in nursing. Over the past 30 years, more than 100 nursing professionals have celebrated at the awards ceremony, who best exemplify compassionate care, clinical expertise, education, and leadership.