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Introducing the Tuition Loan Forgiveness Program for new enrollees beginning in Fall 2023 2024.
New enrollees can qualify for up to $21,000 in tuition loan forgiveness with UPMC Schools of Nursing.
UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg provides students the tools they need to become competent and caring professional nurses.
Located in South Central Pa, UPMC Shadyside SON at UPMC Harrisburg is an integral part of UPMC Harrisburg, a full-service acute care hospital with 409 beds.
UPMC Harrisburg has achieved its fourth consecutive Magnet® designation from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® in 2021.
Magnet Recognition is one of the highest achievements a hospital can obtain in professional nursing. You can be sure that you’re learning from the very best with UPMC SON clinical experiences.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2024.
Fall 2024 - June 1, 2024
Classes will begin on September 3, 2024.
Our accelerated 16-month full time daylight program is offered each Fall.
Classroom lectures and clinical trainings are instructed in-person within our modern facilities up to 5 days per week.
Depending on your educational background, we may accept up to six transferrable college courses to reduce your academic schedule and tuition.
The tuition for UPMC Shadyside SON at UPMC Harrisburg is approximately $42,000 including associated fees. We accept federal financial aid, tuition assistance for UPMC employees, and much more.
UPMC Shadyside SON at UPMC Harrisburg has partnered with the University of Harrisburg to offer college level courses as a part of our curriculum plan. Curriculum plan (PDF)
Upon graduation, this partnership opens the door for graduates to continue their education at Harrisburg University by earning an RN-BSN degree.
Join us for our Fall Information Sessions! Each session will provide a general overview of the admission requirements, curriculum, and opportunities for Q&A.
Time: 3 - 6 p.m. (All sessions)
UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing is approved through the PA State Board of Nursing.
The diploma nursing program at UPMC Harrisburg at the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing located in Harrisburg PA is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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Visit www.acenursing.org for more information
In earning your Professional RN Diploma from one of our UPMC Schools of Nursing, you will have met all the necessary requirements to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX – RN) and move forward with Nursing Licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
Other states that our UPMC Schools of Nursing graduates have sat for the NCLEX – RN include: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
If you plan to practice your nursing profession in a state not listed above, please visit nursinglicensure.org for requirements by state.
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.Explore Openings