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UPMC Schools of ​​Nursing

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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 and part-time programs 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.

Five Locations, One Goal

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

Our five, 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

All campuses are accepting applications for Fall 2021 - Deadline June 1st

UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing is accepting applications for Spring 2021 - Deadline October 15th


Nationally Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Magnet Recognized

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

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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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