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Opportunities for Nursing Students at UPMC in Central Pa.

At UPMC in central Pa., we take pride in mentoring and developing new nursing professionals. That’s why we offer a wide variety of opportunities for student nurses, including tuition assistance and firsthand experience.


Part of our mission at UPMC in central Pa. is to enhance patient care and promote the profession of nursing by offering a wide variety of educational opportunities to employees, including:

Basic Orientation

At UPMC in central Pa., we are committed to giving you the best start in your new nursing position by providing a comprehensive, robust orientation. After your general hospital orientation, you will receive a unit-specific orientation that is designed by your unit’s staff development instructor to meet your specific training needs.

You will be assigned to work side-by-side with an experienced registered nurse (RN) preceptor throughout your orientation. Your preceptor is one of many resources available to you during your training. Other knowledgeable, helpful resources include:

  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Nurse managers
  • Clinical managers
  • Staff nurses

During your orientation, you may shadow in areas that work closely with your department, such as the operating room, cardiac catheterization lab and other diagnostic areas.

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