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Scaife Hall

Scaife Hall

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences and RISE Center relocated to their new state of the art facility in January 2016. Scaife Hall has two 40-seat classrooms, one 28-seat classroom, a Nuclear Medicine Technology Lab, forty (40) faculty and staff offices to house our entire school, and an expanded Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center.

Rise Center

RIse Center cropped imageCome and practice your skills in a safe environment in the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. Founded in 2009 by Dr. Valerie Howard, this fully accredited center is staffed by experts and is ready to prepare the next generation of healthcare providers. Check it out here.

The RISE Center has an 8 bed Clinical Performance Suite for students to practice their skills, 4 high fidelity simulation training rooms, 2 simulated primary care offices, 1 simulated home health apartment, 2 debriefing rooms, a multi-purpose classroom, and a 49-seat RISE Theater to maximize the education and training experiences for participants and learners.


International Opportunities

We understand the importance of global opportunities, and are one of the few programs that encourages and supports international experiences for our nursing and health sciences students! In fact, over 50% of our undergraduate students take advantage of our clinical experiences in Managua, Nicaragua.

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Distinguished Faculty Fellows

RMU is honored to have three RMU faculty members inducted as Fellows in the most prestigious of nursing organizations. Dr. Denise Ramponi and Dr. Susan Van Cleve are Fellows in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Dr. Suzan Kardong- Edgren is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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TeamSTEPPS © Training

The RMU BSN program is one of the few in the nation to incorporate TeamSTEPPS© training, an evidence-based teamwork training system developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense. These concepts are threaded through classes, simulations, and the clinical setting in order to enhance interprofessional teamwork to ultimately reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety. TeamSTEPPS© concepts are also threaded through the MSN, DNP, and NMED curriculum.

Rogal Scholars

Thanks to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, five(5) DNP students per year received scholarships to support their evidence based doctoral projects with a focus on patient safety and quality.

Online Simulation

Our Health Services Administration program and RN-BSN, RN-MSN, and MSN incorporate realistic simulations in coursework, thus allowing our students the opportunity to practice their skills. These experiences are offered with collaboration from the RISE center. 

DNP Capstone Projects

DNP students team with faculty advisors and healthcare organizations to complete evidence based clinical projects to complete their degrees. Click here to see a list of projects.

AIME - Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education 

The purpose of the AIME project is to increase the number of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) who are proficient in interprofessional education competencies and have the knowledge to improve care of patients with multiple chronic conditions. The Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education (AIME) project is funded by a Federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

INSPIRE - Integrating Nursing Simulations and Production to Improve Relationships with Elders

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Robert Morris University received a grant that supports our INSPIRE (Integrating Nursing Simulation and Production to Improve Relationships with Elders) project. Pennsylvania currently ranks third in the United States in the percentage of people over age 65 and fourth in the number of people over the age of 85.  If these trends continue, by 2030, nearly one-quarter of Pennsylvanians will be age 65 or older, and the number of those 85 and older will increase by over 50 percent.  The delivery of high-quality healthcare for our seniors will become a priority specific to this region, thus requiring that our healthcare workers receive the best education and training in order to meet the needs of those over the age of 65. More information.

Health Coaching

Undergraduate students have the option of participating in a Health Coaching Course offered by and interprofessional team of healthcare professionals from the Allegheny Health Network.  This initiative, led jointly by Dr. Nadine Englert and Dr. Barry Bittman, helps students to understand the importance of delivering patient centered care throughout the care continuum.  Students learn from an interprofessional team, then work with an interprofessional team to provide hands-on coaching for patients in the community setting. Read more here.