Kathy Magdic

Assistant Professor
Coordinator of AG-ACNP Area of Concentration
Acute & Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
336 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

F: 412-383-7227


Dr. Magdic has published and presented nationally on issues associated with the role and scope of practice of the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She actively is involved in efforts to influence development of legislation aimed at removing barriers to NP practice. Her main focus relates to improving reimbursement for nurse practitioner practice. She was the recipient of the Distinguished Clinical Scholar Award, which allowed her to study policy issues that impact reimbursement for nurse practitioner services.

Dr. Magdic is past president of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Southwest PA and past-vice president of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. She is the recipient of the Sheila Gealey Award, which is presented annually by the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners to a nurse practitioner who has been proactive in protecting and enhancing the role of the nurse practitioner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Dr. Magdic serves as coordinator and is responsible for ongoing advancement of the Adult -Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. She is the primary teacher for Management of Adult Episodic/Chronic Health Problems in Acute Care and the Cardiopulmonary Clinical Emphasis course. In addition, Dr. Magdic teaches selected lectures in advanced pathophysiology, advanced physical assessment, differential diagnosis, and role seminar to graduate nursing students. She initially practiced on an inpatient cardiology service and now maintains a practice as an ACNP in Palliative Care through UPMC's Palliative Support Institute. In recognition of her teaching, Dr. Magdic was the 2011 recipient of the Cameos of Caring Outstanding Educator Award and the Nightingale Award for Nursing Education in Academia.


She has served as a consultant to national and international universities interested in developing an ACNP Program. Dr. Magdic has chaired and been member of a number of School of Nursing committees. In addition, she is a member of the University Student Affairs Committee.

Dr. Magdic serves on the Evidence-Based Practice Council and UPMC Scientific Review Committee, and co-chairs the UPMC APRN Consensus Model Implementation Taskforce. She has been a long-time member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, where she chaired the ACNP Special Interest Group. She served as a member and chair of the ACNP Content Expert Panel for the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Magdic served as president of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Southwestern PA and vice president of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.