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Non-Discrimination Policy Statement for Students

It is the policy and purpose of UPMC Schools of Nursing (SON) to provide equal educational opportunity (EEO) according to academic qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, or marital, familiar, or disability status, or status as a covered Veteran or any other legally protected group status. UPMC Schools of Nursing is committed to taking positive steps to eliminate barriers that may exist in educational practices. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: recruiting, admission, transfer, progression, graduation, financial aid, termination and education.

All applicants must be able to complete the essential functions of a student nurse with or without reasonable accommodation. Criminal clearance, child abuse clearance and fingerprinting are required.

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UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

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For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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