At UPMC, our more than 21,000 nurses and nursing support staff devote their lives to the health and well-being of our patients. Our nurses are healers, advocates, teachers, and innovators.
UPMC has 50 specialty nursing roles across nearly 20 clinical specialties. This gives our nurses endless ways to develop professionally and grow throughout their entire careers.
UPMC offers chances to grow and develop in countless directions. We offer a robust career ladder for all nurses and a residency program for new nurses.
As a UPMC nurse, you can build your career by tailoring your work choices and experiences to meet your personal goals.
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UPMC Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President, Nursing
"As a UPMC nurse, you have the ability to be a part of a variety of responsibilities, projects, and initiatives that positively impact the lives of our patients. Every nurse has a different role whether it's taking the lead in patient care, innovation, technology, or evidence-based practice. These nursing roles span all campuses in acute care and ambulatory services, and they make a difference. As UPMC nurses, you are difference makers — and that is Life Changing Medicine."
True to lifelong learning, our nurses prove their commitment to excellence in patient care by earning degrees and certifications. Others add to the nursing profession through evidence-based practice, research studies, and grants.
We share knowledge across the region, nation, and world through podium and poster presentations.
UPMC nurses also show leadership as they hold offices in professional organizations. Some receive honors and awards.
Pittsburgh Magazine recognizes nurses across the region each year who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication, courage, and compassion.
This year the panel of judges reviewed 136 applications — the most in the award's history — and selected 12 UPMC and University of Pittsburgh nurses for recognition. Congratulations to UPMC's 2022 Pittsburgh Magazine Excellence in Nursing honorees.