​Student Activities and Services

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Tutors for Chatham University courses are provided through their Learning Center. Contact Chatham University's Learning Center at (412) 365-1209.

Student Mentoring

This program is designed to foster development of a one-on-one relationship between a second-level student and a beginning student. This relationship provides a support system for the beginning student as well as an informal channel of communication about academic and social aspects of student life.

With guidance from the coordinator of Student Information, the senior class coordinates the assignment of student mentors to incoming students.

Library Services

The Hopwood Library is located at UPMC Shadyside and is available to nursing students. Students may search the University of Pittsburgh libraries' catalog online by visiting PITTCAT. A student computer lab is located in the School of Nursing.

  • Carnegie Library
  • Library of Health Sciences

Student Lounges

Two student lounges are located in the School of Nursing. Both are equipped with refrigerators​ and microwave ovens for student use.

Health Insurance

All students are encouraged to carry health insurance -- as outlined in our student health policy. All students (both full time and part time) are eligible to participate in the UPMC Health Insurance Plan.  Students interested in the health insurance can call the Health Plan directly at 1-888-876-2756 for additional information.


Log on to the LifeSolutions website to learn more about topics pertaining to your life, work, and wellness.

Click Work/Life Portal login and enter the code "shystudent." 

SNAP (Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania)

The goals of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) are to introduce student nurses to professional organization membership and promote leadership within its membership. Therefore it is also important to the faculty and administration of UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing to promote membership to SNAP among our students. For more information, please review our SNAP policy.

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