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UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing

ALERT: All schools remain closed. Classes are expected to resume on August 31st. All faculty and staff are working remotely to assist. 

Read our Fall 2020 Safe Return and Reopening Plan (PDF).

Founded in 1910, St. Margaret School of Nursing has been preparing nurses to serve in northeastern Allegheny county for over a century.

As a community-based teaching hospital, we:

  • Teach new nurses to see the whole person — as part of a larger society — rather than as a disease process.
  • Provide care for more than 50 municipalities in areas surrounding St. Margaret's.
  • Practice evidence-based, quality care for patients throughout the community.

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Unparalleled Clinical Nursing Experience at UPMC St. Margaret

With clinical experiences at St. Margaret, as well as other quality hospitals in the Pittsburgh area, you can be sure that you're learning to care for patients from the very best.

As a Magnet® facility, the driving forces behind UPMC St. Margaret are:

  • Nurse professionalism
  • Quality patient care
  • Evidence-based practice

It's an ideal environment to foster exceptional nurses from the very beginning of their career.

University Level Courses at St. Margaret School of Nursing

St. Margaret School of Nursing and Chatham University partner to offer the knowledge that will fuel your nursing career.

This partnership also opens the door for graduates to continue their education at Chatham by earning an RN-BSN degree.

Learn more about the RN-BSN program at Chatham.

A Nursing Program Designed With You in Mind

St. Margaret's 16-month nursing course will put your nursing career on the fast track.

Our diverse clinical experiences will provide you the hands-on learning that you will need to care for patients with confidence. And, they will expose you to a wide variety of hospital and patient care environments.

See the semester calendar at St. Margaret School of Nursing.

Contact the St. Margaret School of Nursing to learn more or schedule a campus tour.

Nursing Accreditation

St. Margaret School of Nursing is approved by the State Board of Nursing Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Fall 2026.

For additional information, please contact:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Visit for more information.

Professional Licensure Notice

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 for requirements by state.

Additional Resources

Accepting full time applications for Fall 2021. The deadline is June 1st. Classes will begin on August 30, 2021.

Virtual Classroom and Clinical Experiences

News and Events

Information Sessions

For everyone’s safety and to lower the likelihood of exposure to any illness including COVID-19, the UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing is hosting a virtual / online Information Session on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

To Join:

During the virtual / online Information Session, you will learn about nursing as well as detailed information on the nursing program.

We will also offer individual school tours. To schedule, please call 412-784-4982