University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA
 To ensure all students had clinical experiences, the nursing school increased its use of simulation-based learning and used the university’s multidisciplinary training and research facility. Simulation is now a part of almost all of the school’s clinical courses.

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 Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Shafaq Ahmed
Rachelle Gish
Taya Izirarry
Jeremy Kossbiel
Matthew Morris
Moshe Schwartz
Nickolai Stefko
Paul Thompson
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Barbara Bertrand
Theron Goudeau
Eugene Lee
Nikalai Liartis
Nathaniel Swift-Erslev
Kimberly Zukowski
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Eunice Allen
Evan Basehore
Jaymie Cullens
Andrea de Chellis
John Krugh
Robert Slagle
Jesse Studer
Chad Toth
Andrew Tuite
Mu Xu
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Shawn Baylor
Taniquea Harris
Nicholas Sandulli
William Smith
Nadine Thompson
 Thanks to the NCIN program, the school of nursing was able to expand enrollment in its Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program. To accommodate the additional students, the university hired six more clinical faculty members and created new curricular approaches to nurse education. The school also hired a new coordinator, who had switched careers to become a nurse, to oversee its ABSN program. He served as an important male role model for the NCIN scholars. Scholars’ progress was tracked throughout the program to evaluate retention, as well as students’ class participation, test scores, and graduation rank.