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UPMC Schools of ​​Nursing

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. We offer both full-time, part-time, LPN-RN bridge, and extended option 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.

*Transcript Policy Update: Effective July 1, 2024, there will be no financial holds on transcripts. These can be requested through Parchment using the Request Transcript link above.


Tuition Loan Forgiveness Program for 2024

New enrollees can qualify for up to $21,000 in tuition loan forgiveness with UPMC Schools of Nursing.

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2024-25 FAFSA Update: The U.S. Department of Education has updated the timeline for the 2024-25 FAFSA due to late formula corrections. As a result, all submitted FAFSAs are currently on hold until the corrections are finalized. Unfortunately, this means that FAFSA data will not be released to higher education institutions until mid-March at the earliest. Read more.


Six Locations, One Goal

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

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

UPMC Schools of Nursing Campuses


Now Accepting Applications

2024 Application Deadlines:

All Campuses Fall 2024 – June 1, 2024

Please Note: Programs listed below are currently waitlisted:

  • Part-Time 32 Month program at UPMC Shadyside SON
  • Full Time and Extended programs at UPMC Mercy SON
  • Full Time and LPN-RN Bridge programs at UPMC St. Margaret SON
How to Apply

Nationally Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Magnet Recognized

Magnet® status hospitals UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Harrisburg 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.

Founded in 1895, the Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing has trained more than 2,500 nurses with a focus on improving the health and wellness of their communities.

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

Quality You Can Trust

UPMC Schools of Nursing are 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.

Classroom and Clinical Experiences

We are currently conducting in-person learning for all nursing courses. Non nursing courses are instructed both in-person and virtually, and subject to change.

COVID 19 Update: All faculty, staff, and students, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face coverings at all times during classroom instruction, clinical experiences, and onsite at any UPMC facility.

For more details review UPMC COVID-19 Resource


Career Opportunities

We currently have rewarding positions available at a variety of locations, for all levels of our nursing career ladder. Whether you are a current UPMC nurse ready to take the next step in your clinical career, or are employed with another health system and wanting to work in one of our top-ranked hospitals, we invite you to explore the opportunities at UPMC.

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