Katrina A. Pyo, Ph.D., R.N., CCRN
Associate Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
412-397-6812 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 117

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Instructional Management and Leadership, Robert Morris University
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Background

  • BSN Program Director, Fall 2013 to December 2020
  • Lead faculty and Clinical coordinator for NURS 4020/4021 Adv Mgt of Adult Health II
  • Practiced for 17 years as a Registered Nurse in a tertiary care center, Adult Health Critical Care
  • Coordinator for the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU), multiple sites
  • Served as Co-Chair of the Academic Progression Committee, January 2013 to September 2013
  • Member of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum Committee since 2008, co-chair from January 2010 to September 2013.
  • Previous Faculty Counselor for Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society, Upsilon Phi chapter

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Dissertation title: Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perceptions Regarding Factors that Affect Mathematical Abilities
  • Certified by AACN in Adult Critical Care Nursing, CCRN certification



  • 2016 - Podium Presenter at AHN AGH 15th Annual Nursing Symposium, "Innovations in Nursing, DEU: A Collaborative and Innovative Model for Clinical Instruction", Katrina Pyo, Amy Perkins, and Meg Oczypok, October 24, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2016 - Poster Presenter at Elsevier Elevate Your Outcomes National Conference, "How the Evolution and Delivery of Course Content in an Advanced Adult Medical- Surgical Course Impacted HESITM Medical-Surgical Specialty Exam Outcomes", Sarasnick, J. and Foreman, S. contributing authors and data analysis, March 10-12, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2015 - Poster Presenter at Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, "The DEU and Effect on Self-Efficacy, Part II", reporting research conducted by George, L., Locasto, L., Pyo, K., and Cline, T., November 7-11, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2014 - Featured Speaker at Allegheny Health Network, Bridging the Gap Series "Dedication Education Units: A New Clinical Education Model", presented research and process for the development and implementation of a DEU in an undergraduate nursing program, October 23, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2014 - Poster Presenter at the 2014 International Nursing Simulation / Learning Resource Centers (INACSL) Conference "Change before your very eyes, how simulation and case studies were used as a clinical component in a medical-surgical, 15-week, undergraduate course", June 19-21, 2014, Orlando, FL
  • 2012 - Poster Presenter at the Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference California University of Pennsylvania, October 12, 2012 "Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions regarding factors that affect mathematical abilities"