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Our program is 16 consecutive months of full-time classroom instruction and clinical experiences. Sorry, we are not offering a part time evening/weekend program at the Harrisburg location.
The current tuition for UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg is approximately $42,000 including associated fees. View the tuition sheet (PDF).
*Please note fees are subject to change without notice.
Students who successfully complete their first semester at one of UPMC’s Schools of Nursing (UPMC SON) and continue to meet academic requirements are eligible to receive up to $7,000/semester in tuition forgiveness for all remaining semesters.
A lease option will be available to students. More details to follow.
All UPMC Schools of Nursing have national accreditation by the ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing).
We recognize that students have received credit from other colleges/universities.
We will accept six courses with the equivalent content, and the same number of credits, where the student has earned a grade "C" or better.
Courses accepted within 5 years:
Courses accepted within 10 years:
We will determine earned credit once accepted into our program.
Get details on UPMC Schools of Nursing transfer policy (PDF) or e-mail our Admissions office at UPMCHBGSON1@upmc.edu
We accept many forms of financial aid and opportunities for tuition advancement for UPMC employees.
For current UPMC employees, please check INFONET under BENEFITS for more details about tuition advancement.
Upon graduation from UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg, you will have completed 69 credits and will earn a diploma in nursing. This means you can take the national licensure exam, the NCLEX-RN, and begin working as an RN. We have also partnered with Harrisburg University to make it simple for you to earn your BSN after you graduate.
We have an NCLEX review course built into our nursing program — N 360.
We offer this review course the last semester of the program, just before students take the exam.
We have incorporated NCLEX style questions throughout the didactic and clinical learning environments.
Most clinicals are scheduled at UPMC Harrisburg or surrounding UPMC facilities.
You will graduate with over 900 clinical hours.
Our program is a combination of classroom instruction and clinical experiences.
The schedule is up to 5 days per week with 6 to 8 hours of class or clinical training per day.
View our semester calendar (PDF) for important dates and holidays.
Have other questions or want to schedule a tour of the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg campus?
Call 717-782-3662 and we will be happy to help!