Dean's Message

For more than 80 years, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing has attracted and retained the best and brightest students from around the world. We are proud of our more than 13,000 alumni who have been integral to delivering quality health care and shaping nursing’s future as educators and researchers.  


Many of our graduates who received scholarships as students are now giving back through donations to scholarship funds. These alumni are shining examples for our current students and demonstrate a commitment to the profession. These deserving students often remark that without scholarship support, they would not have achieved their academic goals. Scholarship support not only assists them financially but is also a vote of confidence as they move along their educational journeys.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, over 250 undergraduate and graduate students received scholarship assistance from School of Nursing donor-funded scholarships. In total, more than three quarters of a million dollars was awarded to students. Our scholars hailed from 20 states and two countries internationally, with 69% being from Pennsylvania. 


This essential type of giving is vital to the School of Nursing's achieving its mission. It facilitates the advancement of the science and practice of nursing through the education and preparation of top-notch nursing professionals. It has also helped build our prestigious reputation and positively impacted the lives of our students. We are so grateful to our generous donors and friends of the School of Nursing for their continued support. 

Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM

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