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​​About UPMC Schools of ​​Nursing

Three Locations, One Goal

UPMC has a commitment to the scholarship and training of the next generation of nurse professionals.

Our three, hospital-based nursing schools combine unparalleled clinical experiences with exceptio​nal academics. And, we prepare our graduates to enter the workforce to become leaders in health care and advocates for their patients.

Learn more about each program or schedule a campus tour:

About UPMC Nursing Students

We serve a diverse group of students whose unifying characteristic is their passion for patient care.

Whether a recent high school graduate or a second-degree student, there's a place for you at UPMC Schools of Nursing.

Nationally Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Magnet® status hospitals UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret, educate students in an environment with the highest level of nursing excellence. Only the top 6.8% of hospitals in the United States earn Magnet recognition.

UPMC Mercy is a Regional Resource Trauma Center with a faith-based approach to patient care.

Each program allows students to learn from exceptional nurses, faculty, and patient care teams.

Flexible Learning Opportunities at UPMC​

UPMC Schools of Nursing offer both full-time and part-time programs for students who need flexibility in their education.

We may also award you credit for courses that you've already completed, so please contact us for more information.

Quality You Can Trust

UPMC Schools of Nursing are fully accredited and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Our graduates are eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam, and will earn a diploma in nursing upon graduation.

Also, if graduates wish to further their education, they receive priority admission to the RN-BSN program at our partner universities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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