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Student Resources at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing

Student Health

UPMC MyHealth@Work

The UPMC Jameson School of Nursing provides health services to students through UPMC MyHealth@Work. Students will be seen by UPMC MyHealth@Work for any blood borne pathogen exposure which occurs while participating in client care. 

Any student needing immediate medical attention may be seen in the Emergency Department. Students assume financial responsibility for any Emergency Department charges unless a blood born pathogen exposure is related to client care .

All students will be offered the Hepatitis B vaccine, free of charge. If a student refuses the vaccine, a refusal form must be signed. 

Students who have been ill or injured (including non-school related illnesses/injury) and absent for (3) consecutive days must have a release from the physician treating them before returning to class or clinical experience. Students with any type of surgery or hospitalization regardless of the amount of time off, must have release from the physician before returning to school.

Students must comply with the hospital policy regarding communicable/infectious disease. 

Drug Free Campus at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing

The UPMC Jameson School of Nursing is a drug-free campus. Programs are established to provide students information, counseling, and/or sanctions to maintain and educational environment free of drugs and alcohol. Patient safety and the safety of students in the School of Nursing and UPMC are paramount and are strictly maintained. 

The sale or distribution of illegal drugs and/or alcohol on school, hospital property, or off-campus sites for school activities is strictly prohibited and will result in termination from the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing. 

Immediate suspension will occur if the student is proven to be under the influence of any illegal drug or alcohol while caring for patients or while involved in any clinical experience while on the UPMC Jameson campus or affiliate campus. Students demonstrating behaviors that suggest drug usage or behaviors associated with intoxication will be immediately referred to the director of designee of the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing. An immediate drug screen will be obtained. Students will be referred to LifeSolutions. an assessment will be made, and appropriate treatment will be recommended.

The student's continuation in the JSN will be dependent upon recommendations of the counselor and the student's ability to meet program objectives during counseling and treatment. The student will sign a written "Work Continuation Contract" with the counselor and director of designee. The contract will stipulate conditions for support and return to school.Students will obtain a physician's release from UPMC Jameson OccuNet prior to returning to school.

Students have the responsibility to not engage in conduct that interferes with client and patient relationships, public image, or damage to the reputation of UPMC Jameson School of Nursing and UPMC. Events include being charged with, indicted for, or convicted of violating criminal drug laws; including driving while intoxicated. 

Students who are charged, indicted, or convicted under criminal drug law must notify the director of designee, of the JHS of such charge, indictment, or conviction within five days of the event. Failure to do so will result in termination. 

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Students must attend the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program presented at the Pre-Admission Orientation Day program, certify their attendance, and signify their understanding of the information by signing the drug/alcohol form. Students complete drug and alcohol training annually. 

Here at Jameson, we want to provide you with the necessary support and resources to help you transition from students to nursing professional. 

Free LifeSolutions Program for UPMC Jameson Nursing Students 

Do you need someone to talk to about personal problems, stress, or other mental health issues? If so, the Lifesolutions program — free to UPMC Jameson School of Nursing students — can help. 

You can receive up to six sessions per issue with a mental health professional. All sessions are private and completely confidential. 

LifeSolutions Services

  • Coaching and counseling in person or by phone
  • Referrals for child care and elder care
  • Help with daily living issues
  • Access to Beating the Blues™
  • 24/7 phone support if you need immediate help
  • Referrals for legal and financial serivices
  • Access to our WorkLife portal

Call LifeSolutions for immediate help — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. at 1-800-647-3327.

Or, visit the LifeSolutions website and use the code "jmhstudent" to access the program. 

The Ambassador Program for Jameson Nursing Students 

Our Ambassador program at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing pairs an exceptional second-year nursing student with a first-year student. 

The second-year student ambassador offers tips for success and important information about Jameson School of Nursing clinical sites. This provides the first-year nursing student with basic support and guidance as needed. 

See the UPMC Schools of Nursing Ambassador Program Policy (PDF) to learn more. 

Mentorship Program at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing

In the final semester of the nursing program at UPMC Jameson, we pair students with professional nurses. The student will follow the nurse's schedule, and gradually increase responsibility for patient care. 

This valuable mentor program gives Jameson student nurses time to grow in confidence and skill, while still having a well-trained nurse as a source of support. 

Smoke-Free Campus

To protect our patients, visitors, staff, and students from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, smoking is not permitted anywhere on UPMC property, including UPMC Jameson and the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing. UPMC has no designated smoking areas. If you choose to smoke, you cannot do so on the UPMC campus. Anyone who leaves campus to smoke does so against our advice and assumes the risk for any consequences. 

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