Part-Time Schedule

Evening/Weekend Classes

"We know there are many people interested in the rewarding profession of nursing. But those potential students also have families or they can't afford to leave their jobs to become full-time students," says Linda Kmetz, RN, PhD, director, UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing. "That's why we are offering an evening and weekend scheduling option so they can complete all course work for a diploma in nursing on a part-time basis."

Non-nursing courses are taught two or three evenings per week, or two evenings and a Saturday. Evening classes will begin after 5 p.m. Clinical nursing classes involve two to three nights per week and a minimum of daylight Saturday and Sunday instruction every other weekend. Part-time students can complete the entire program in four years of study.

Eligible UPMC staff who enroll in evening and weekend classes can have all tuition costs paid through the health system's tuition reimbursement program and by agreeing to work for UPMC for two years upon graduation. Part-time students also are eligible to receive federal grants and student loans.

Sample Part-Time Curriculum Plan:

Year One

Hours/Week Totals
Course Weeks Credits/Units Theory Lab Clinical Hours Credits/Units
Fall Term
Microbiology* 16 4 3 2 8 7
Nutrition* 16 3 3
Winter Term
A&P I* 16 4 3 2 8 7
Intro. to Logic* 16 3 3
Spring/Summer Term
A&P II* 16 4 3 2 8 7
Human Growth* 16 3 3

*Indicates College Course

 

Year Two

Hours/Week Totals
Course Weeks Credits/Units Theory Lab Clinical Hours Credits/Units
Fall Term
N100A 16 3 2.5 1.5 8 6
N100B 16 3 2.5 1.5
Winter Term
N100C 16 7 4.5 7.5 16 10
N100D 16 3 2.5 1.5
Spring/Summer Term
N200A 16 7.5 3.75 20** 26.75 10.5
Human Diversity* 16 3 3

*Indicates College Course
**Indicates Hours "Every Other" Week

 

Year Three

Hours/Week Totals
Course Weeks Credits/Units Theory Lab Clinical Hours Credits/Units
Fall Term
N200B 16 7.5 3.75 20*** 23.75 7.5
Winter Term
N200C 16 7.5 3.75 20** 23.75 7.5
Spring/Summer Term
N200D 16 7.5 3.75 20** 23.75 7.5

*Indicates College Course
**Indicates Hours "Every Other" Week

 

Year Four

Hours/Week Totals
Course Weeks Credits/Units Theory Lab Clinical Hours Credits/Units
Fall Term
N300A or N300B 16 7.5 3.75 20** 23.75 7.5
Winter Term
N300A or N300B 16 7.5 3.75 20** 23.75 7.5
Spring/Summer Term
N400A 16 7 3.75 12 19.5 9
N400B 16 2 3.75

Note: N400A and N400B meet on opposite weeks.
*Indicates College Course
**Indicates Hours "Every Other" Week

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