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UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg


The Crossroads of Outstanding Clinical Practice and Quality Nursing Training

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.

Unparalleled Clinical Nursing Experience

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.

Learn more about UPMC Harrisburg.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2023

Application Deadline is June 1, 2023.
Classes will begin on August 28, 2023.

How to Apply

A Nursing Program Designed with You in Mind

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. 

Review our transfer of credit policy (PDF).

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, veteran benefits, and much more. 

View tuition and fees (PDF)


University Level Courses

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.

Learn more about the RN-BSN track at Harrisburg University

Additional Information

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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