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Nurses at UPMC in Central Pa.

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Nursing Opportunities

Whether you are a new nurse looking to start your career or an experienced nurse who wants to grow, UPMC in central Pa. has an opportunity for you!

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Nurse Residency

Nurses with less than six months of acute care experience will be automatically enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program. Planned experiences are designed so you can learn safe nursing practices and receive an additional level of support beyond orientation. Six educational sessions are provided during the first year of practice. Learn more about our Nurse Residency Program.

Professional Governance

UPMC in Central Pa. uses a professional governance model to create an ideal work environment focused on high quality patient care. Clinical nurses are empowered to make decisions that directly impact the care they provide and shape the practice of nursing at their hospital.

Professional Governance Councils at UPMC in Central Pa. include:

Unit-Level Councils

  • The work of unit level councils is guided by UPMC's strategic priorities and nursing goals. Unit councils implement department initiatives to improve people, service, quality, finance, and growth outcomes.

Hospital Councils

  • Hospital councils support the strategic vision of the chief nursing officer in the pursuit of nursing excellence and use interprofessional collaboration to build strong teams.

Epic and Pharmacy Committees

  • Epic and Pharmacy committees identify and implement improvements in the standard of nursing practice related to the electronic health record and medication handling.

Evidence-Based Practice Council

  •  The Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Council promotes the integration of nursing research into clinical practice within UPMC in central Pa. The council provides a forum for clinical discussion, promotion of evidence-based practice, formation of research projects, and collaboration between nursing staff.

Professional Opportunities 

UPMC in central Pa. employs a number of nursing specialties including:

  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Registered Nurses

My Nursing Career Ladder

The Center for Nursing Excellence wants UPMC nurses to have the opportunity to grow their careers within the organization. UPMC in Central Pa. has career growth opportunities in many specialties including new inpatient/procedural and surgical services ladders. Eligible nurses can advance their career development through self-promotion using the My Nursing Career portal.

Continuing Education at the Learning Institute

The Employee Education and Development division of the Learning Institute has staff educators and two managers who provide education service our nursing staff.


Learn more about the DAISY Award and nominate a nurse.

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