Pitt 11th U.S. institution to offer MSN in school nursing    

Pitt Nursing is offering a new specialty area for students wishing to pursue their master of science degree in nursing. The School Nursing online program will prepare licensed registered nurses to work in school nursing, which requires advanced skills to address the complex health needs of students.

In the 1960s, 2 percent of children had a chronic health condition, a number that skyrocketed to 25 to 32 percent by 2019, and at adolescence that number jumps to 41.8 percent, according to the School of Nursing.

The program is a continuation of Pitt Nursing’s online 15-credit School Nurse PK-12 certificate. The online MSN in School Nursing will offer an additional 18 credits for a total of 33 credits in the program. Pitt Nursing expects to enroll students in the MSN School Nurse program this fall.