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nursing at Pitt

nurse123nurse123 147 replies2 threads Junior Member
edited April 2006 in University of Pittsburgh
What do you know about the nursing school at Pitt? How does it rank nationally? what is student life like at Pitt for nurses? any info would be helpful- thanks
edited April 2006
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  • lkf725lkf725 4596 replies184 threads Senior Member
    I know UPMC offers some great practical, cutting edge experience. I don't know any recent nursing students, but the nursing school used to be awesome. One friend of mine who got her RN from Pitt ended up working on Dr. Thomas Starzl's transplant team, and one worked in Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care. I think that you likely get excellent training at Pitt.

    Any recent nursing students?
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  • nurse123nurse123 147 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Thanks ikf for the update. what type of credentials does one need to get into the nursing program? How does it compare with other schools? I'd love to hear from some current nursing students or recent grads. thanks
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  • nurse123nurse123 147 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the website. I am interested in hearing from current Pitt nursing students. anyone home????
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  • lkf725lkf725 4596 replies184 threads Senior Member
    In the Gourman Report, Pitt was rated #6 in nursing, behind NYU, UMich, Penn, Washington and Northwestern, with 4.83 out of 5.0 points.

    I know a freshman nursing student and will ask her about her experiences the next time I see her.
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  • nurse123nurse123 147 replies2 threads Junior Member
    thank you so much. having a tough time deciding between gw and pitt, bc
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  • lkf725lkf725 4596 replies184 threads Senior Member
    That Washington I mentioned was Washington University in Seattle. If 'bc' is Boston College and 'gw' is George Washington, neither one of those is listed as a top undergrad program; however, if you get your RN licensure, I'm not sure it really matters where you went to school. That's the way it is in pharmacy. Once you pass your licensure exam and get your RPh, nobody cares where you went to school. If you are registered, you are assumed to have the necessary skills.

    Good luck with your decision! :)

    PS - It may pay to go to school where you intend to live and work. It seems that we often end up hiring students that we knew from rotations or internships.
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  • nurse123nurse123 147 replies2 threads Junior Member
    thanks so much!! The nursing program at Pitt sounds so wonderful and offers so much more than other nursing programs. Soon I will decide!
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