The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) offers a wide variety of education and training programs for existing health care professionals as well as for entry level aspirants. Nursing training has been a mainstay of this center since 1884 through the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing.
The school offers a full-time RN training program lasting 22 months. The program draws on the substantial resources of the UPMC community with more than 20 affiliated hospitals to provide a high level of clinical exposure for nursing students. UPMC Shadyside also offers a part-time nursing program lasting 4 years with evening and weekend classes. The part-time program is a very attractive option for current UPMC staff since an agreement to continue working for UPMC for two years after graduation enables all tuition costs to be paid through a tuition reimbursement program.
As a prerequisite for admission, potential candidates with a high school diploma or GED must pass the PSB (Psychological Services Bureau) Nursing School Aptitude Examination: RN. The exam is a general and vocational education test covering the following subject areas: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, natural science, vocational adjustment, and spelling. To pass applicants must test in a minimum of the 50th percentile in all subjects.
Financial aid is available through US Department of Education and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency resources. Upon successful completion of the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing RN program, credits earned can be applied toward an RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program through Chatham University. The program is exclusively online in format to allow working nurses to participate.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
- The tuition charges per year are around $16,160*
- Part-time undergraduate students can expect to pay around $380 per credit hour*
- About 140 students were granted degrees in the last reported year
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The overall cost students will pay at this school is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There may be an application fee required, please check with UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing for more information. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (412) 623-2353. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $18,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $410 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||50%||$7,383|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$5,998|
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing.
- Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (0.5 miles away)
- Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (3 miles away)
- St Margaret School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (5 miles away)
- School of Nursing - Ohio Valley General Hospital in McKees Rocks, PA (8 miles away)
- Citizens School of Nursing in New Kensington, PA (12 miles away)