Dr. Lisa Foertsch studied nursing at Shadyside Diploma School of Nursing, then completed a
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Nursing. After 10 years of teaching in a diploma setting, she procured an instructor position at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Within a few years, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice/Clinical Nurse Specialist Degree and was promoted to an assistant professor. Her Capstone Project focused on surgical site infection surveillance and was published. Lisa teaches in both the clinical setting and classroom.