At UPMC Shadyside, we offer nurses many ways to advance their careers and make an impact on patients.
Our nurses are passionate and skilled caregivers. They're always looking for chances to grow professionally and improve the care of their patients.
Pairing their education achievements and valued experiences, our nurses hold a deep commitment to helping the community and others reach their potential.
As a Magnet® hospital, the driving forces behind UPMC Shadyside are:
A Message from Sandy Rader, DNP, MSA, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President, Patient Care Services
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
"The mission for nursing at UPMC Shadyside is to promote nursing excellence through education, research, and best practice. All while keeping the patient as the central focus of our care. Our nurses set the standards for nursing care while providing individualized care to each patient and family.
At UPMC Shadyside, our nurses provide excellent patient care in a collaborative and innovative environment. We empower nurses to drive change in patient care and their work environment.
Nurses play a vital role in advancing health care through education and research. Our leadership team ensures staff has the support, knowledge, and skills to deliver quality care in a rapidly changing and technologically advanced environment.
Our Nursing Education and Research staff leads new nurses through a year-long Nurse Residency Program. We urge experienced nurses to advance through the My Nursing Career (MNC) Development Program. MNC rewards and salutes nurses for their contributions and professional growth.
Our Shared Leadership structure is very strong with various councils. We offer nurses the opportunity to take part in shared decision-making and encourage them to drive their practice and embrace autonomy. Professional practice flourishes through collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
Working at UPMC Shadyside can be one of the most rewarding career decisions you will ever make.
Join us for the chance to work with cutting-edge technology, advanced therapies, phenomenal peers, and grateful patients!”
Nursing leaders are always seeking ways to improve the work setting in their organizations. Using a shared leadership model supports a journey to promote a culture of nursing excellence.
Our shared leadership structure is a way to strengthen nursing practices representing our Professional Practice Model (PPM). The main goal of shared leadership is to support nursing's desire to be in control over their practice setting.
At UPMC Shadyside, we're lucky to be able to build upon a rich history of transformational nursing leadership. As a result, we've built a viable PPM within an ever-changing health care environment.