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Student Life at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing

UPMC Jameson School of Nursing Student Leadership Council

The UPMC Jameson School of Nursing Student Leadership Council is a self-governing organization which helps to:

  • Develop professional growth in all students
  • Provide opportunities for self-directed leadership
  • Develop social activities to foster congenial relationships among students 
  • Provide opportunities for student representation on school committees

Student Parking

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. 

Food Service

When at the hospital, students may eat their meals in the hospital cafeteria or the hospital gift shop.

Cafeteria hours are 6:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.  Limited foods are available from 2-4 p.m. The cafeteria's daily menu can be obtained by dialing 6368 (menu) from any hospital phone or by accessing the Infonet.

Vending machines are in the School of Nursing lobby and the hospital cafeteria. 

When at the school campus, students may bring their lunch and eat in the student break room or visit one of the many nearby restaurants. 

Student Employment

Students employed by any health care organization may not be employed as registered or practical nurses unless they are currently licensed; therefore, they may not wear the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing uniform. Administration and faculty assume no legal responsibility for those who are thus employed. Work schedules at outside places of employment should not interfere with student class or clinical activities. 


The UPMC Jameson School of Nursing maintains an active Alumni Association. The alumni are dedicated to promoting education, social interaction, and professionalism of both graduates and current students. In addition, the Jameson-Shenango Alumni Association sponsors student scholarships and graduation awards. All graduates are encouraged to become members of the Jameson-Shenango Alumni Association after graduation. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 


The faculty and administration of the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing assume the responsibility for contributing to and improving the profession of nursing and nursing practice.  Commitment to nursing implies responsibility and service to others. Nurses are concerned about how they are perceived by others and are self-directed in the pursuit of personal and professional growth. Therefore, students share the responsibility with faculty and administration to develop a climate conducive to learning by:

  • Becoming involved in and taking responsibility for their learning
  • Assuming personal responsibility for their behavior, appearance, verbal, nonverbal, and written communications
  • Participating in student activities, nursing organizations and community service projects


Orientation is an essential component for success in the nursing program. The purpose of orientation is to inform student of their rights and responsibilities during the nursing program, to assist in understanding the demands of a nursing program, and to illuminate faculty expectations. Attendance at the annual orientation program is mandatory for new students.

Academic Development

Students are expected to make a full-time commitment to the nursing program. This commitment involved attending scheduled classes, clinical experiences, and taking full advantage of all learning opportunities.

Professional Integrity 

It is expected that all students adhere to the highest standards of professional integrity. It is the moral-ethical-legal responsibility of every individual involved in a profession to monitor other individuals’ patterns of practice to insure maintenance of the highest standards of practice within a profession. Therefore, students have the responsibility to monitor the practice of their peers in order to participate in providing quality nursing care and to elevate the standards of the profession. Concealing errors and mistakes of peers serves to lower standards of the profession. In addition, the person who conceals the mistake of another is as guilty of that error as the actual participant.

Student Complaint and Grievance Procedures

The Appeals Committee is formed on an as-needed basis when the students feels that they have not received standard, fair treatment in non-academic matters in accordance with policies and regulations of the current JSN Student Handbook. Students may seek impartial consideration through a formal grievance procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook. A policy also exists for academic grievances. 

Course Descriptions

UPMC Course Descriptions - Schools of Nursing - PDF