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Frequently Asked Questions About UPMC Jameson School of Nursing

We're located at the UPMC Jameson Hospital campus at2414 Wilmington Road New Castle, PA  16105

Our program is 16 months (with summers off) of full-time classroom and clinical instruction. 

Use our UPMC Schools of Nursing cost calculator to see how much you can expect to spend on the nursing program at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing.

Find financial aid at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing or call the Enrollment Specialist at 724-936-3942.

Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking areas. 

All students: When at the hospital, parking is available in Lot #4 (The Pit) which is located at the back of the hospital. Emergency call boxes are available. 

Cars must be parked in a designated hospital parking lot. Cars parked in any unauthorized area may be towed away. The student will be responsible for costs incurred. Parking on the side streets is prohibited. Should a student be found not parking in the designated areas, disciplinary action will be taken. Students are responsible for their own transportation and field trips. 


All UPMC Schools of Nursing have national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

We recognize that students have received credit from other colleges/universities. 

We will accept all courses with the equivalent content, and the same number of credits, where the student has earned a grade "C" or better. 

We will determine earned credit once you submit a transcript to the Admissions office. 

Get details on UPMC Schools of Nursing transfer policy (PDF) or call our Admissions office at 724-656-4052 for more guidance.

Upon graduation from UPMC Jameson School of Nursing, you will earn a diploma in nursing. This means you can take the national licensure exam, the NCLEX-RN, and begin working as an RN. We have also partnered with Westminster College to make it simple for you to earn your BSN after you graduate. 

Learn more about the RN-BSN program at Westminster.

We have an NCLEX review course built into our nursing program at Jameson — N 360. 

We offer this review course the last semester of the program, just before students take the exam. 

Most clinicals are here at UPMC Jameson. You may have a few outside Jameson at our trusted community partners and hospitals. 

Our program has over 800 hands-on nursing clinical hours. 

Our program is a combination of classroom instruction and clinical experiences. 

The schedule is 5 days per week with 6 to 8 hours of class or clinical training per day. 

View our semester calendar for important dates and holidays. 

Have other questions or want to schedule a tour of the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing campus?

Call 724-936-3941 and we will be happy to help!