Student Resources at St. Margaret School of Nursing

Here at St. Margaret's, we want to provide you with the necessary support and resources to help you transition from student to nursing professional.

The Ambassador Program for St. Margaret Nursing Students

Our Ambassador program at St. Margaret School of Nursing pairs an exceptional second year nursing student with a first year student.

The second year student ambassador offers tips for success and important information about St. Margaret's School of Nursing clinical sites.

This provides the first year nursing student with basic support and guidance as needed.

» See the UPMC Schools of Nursing Ambassador Program Policy (PDF) to learn more.

SNAP (Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania)

The goals of SNAP are to introduce St. Margaret School of Nursing students to a professional organization and promote leadership.

SNAP members:

  • Participate in educational meetings.​
  • Organize charitable events.
  • Attend conferences with student nurses across Pennsylvania.

» Review the SNAP Policy at UPMC Schools of Nursing (PDF).

Mentorship Program at St. Margaret School of Nursing

In the final semester of the nursing program at UPMC St. Margaret, we pair students with professional nurses. The student will follow the nurse's schedule, and gradually increase responsibility for patient care.

This valuable mentor program gives St. Margaret student nurses time to grow in confidence and skill, while still having a well-trained nurse as a source of support.

Free LifeSolutions Program for St. Margaret Nursing Students

Do you need someone to talk to about personal problems, stress, or other mental health issues? If so, the LifeSolutions program — free to St. Margaret School of Nursing students — can help.

You can receive six sessions per issue with a mental health professional. All sessions are private and kept completely confidential.

Available over the phone or face-to-face, LifeSolutions can provide you with:

  • Support and guidance.
  • Coping strategies.
  • Resources for more help.

Call LifeSolutions — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — at 1-800-647-3327.

Or, visit the LifeSolutions website and use the code "shystudent" to access the program.

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