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UPMC Schools of Nursing Curriculum and Course Descriptions


The nursing curriculum is designed to prepare a graduate capable of practicing professional nursing, at a beginning level, with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings. The Tanner's clinical judgment model serves as a framework for the development of clinical reasoning skills. A conceptual model is utilized, emphasizing health teaching and health promotion, with QSEN serving as the framework.

UPMC Shadyside, Mercy, St. Margaret, & Jameson at Hamot Schools of Nursing

UPMC Jameson School of Nursing

Transferrable and Support Courses

As part of the overall curriculum, students are enrolled into six support courses, instructed by our partnering universities. These courses are transferable from accredited institutions if completed within 5 years, final grade C or better, and reviewed for equivalencies.

Course Descriptions for Proposed 69 Credit Curriculum

At UPMC Schools of Nursing, we are dedicated to academic excellence. We incorporate quality and safety for nursing education concepts into theory and clinical instruction to prepare graduate nurses for transition to practice as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team.

Note: The above reflects the Full-Time Program Option. A Part-time program option is available at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing.