School of Nursing Mission and Vision


The mission of the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing is to provide quality nursing education focused on, and responsive to, the ever-changing healthcare needs of the community.


The vision of the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing is to continue to prepare graduates to achieve educational outcomes that allow them to meet the holistic and ever-changing health care needs of individuals, families, and communities throughout all stages of life.

Program Outcomes

The UPMC Jameson School of Nursing fosters self-direction, motivation, responsibility, and accountability for personal and professional growth through educational mobility.

We provide quality nursing education through an optimized learning environment, an organized curriculum based on progressive nursing standards, critical thinking skills development, and evidence-based practice.

Our school facilitates clinical and service excellence, ensuring effective and culturally sensitive holistic care, which promotes health and instills wellness behaviors to individuals, families, and the community.

We prepare our students to collaborate with multidisciplinary health team members to provide fiscally sound and competent nursing care in achieving positive outcomes.

NCLEX Pass Rates

Class Year School Pass Rate PA Pass Rate National Average
2013 87.8% 86.2% 83.04%
2014 100% 82.82% 82.86%
2015 89% 87.17% 85.77%

Completion Rates

Class Year Completion Rate
2014 68.75%
2015 77%
2016 60%

Job Placement Rates of Graduates

During exit interviews, 80% of 2016 graduates indicated that they would be employed as graduate nurses following graduation. Currently, all of the 2015 graduates are employed, at least on a part-time basis. The graduates, via individual contact with School of Nursing faculty, have provided this information.

Graduate Satisfaction

From year-to-year, UPMC Jameson School of Nursing graduating seniors consistently indicate that they feel confident and prepared to function as beginning staff nurses. The graduates also consistently evaluate themselves as having been prepared by the nursing program for the role of a professional nurse.

Employer Satisfaction

All employers who returned the surveys indicated that the graduates of the Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015 were well prepared for the current work force and well prepared for their role as a professional nurse.

Placement Assistance

Faculty members inform students of local job opportunities and post out-of-state newspapers advertising employment for registered nurses. Regular meetings are held with representatives from the hospital’s human resources department to keep students informed of job opportunities within UPMC.