Nursing Careers at UPMC

Our more than 18,000 nurses and nursing support staff are helping to bridge art and science. Our compassionate nurses are advocates, leaders, innovators, educators, life-long learners, and mentors. At UPMC, we’re passionate about empowering our nurses to be all these things and more. Whether you’re an experienced nurse or you’re a new graduate looking for an opportunity at the entry level, it’s our goal to help you make your nursing career, your way, right here at UPMC.

Your Care, Rewarded. Now Offering sign-on bonuses of up to $10,000 for graduate and experienced nurses.

Eligible nursing positions are designated with a symbol and are available at a variety of UPMC facilities and locations.

Experienced Nurses

With more than 17 clinical specialties at UPMC and more than 50 specialty nursing roles, there’s a nursing career at UPMC that's designed just for you and your chosen field. As you move along the My Nursing Career Ladder or make a change in your career, we equip you with the resources, feedback, leadership, education, and benefits to ensure your success at work and at home.

Graduate Nurses

We believe excellent care begins with an excellent team, which is why we offer a variety of ways for graduate nurses (GNs) to advance in their careers and become the best at what they do! Whether you’re expanding your knowledge through a baccalaureate and/or postgraduate degree, participating in our year-long Nursing Residency program, or embarking on a new leadership opportunity, UPMC is excited to help GNs advance in their nursing careers.

Student Nurses

Kick-start your career and get to know your future profession with hands-on nursing experience at UPMC! Student nurses are invited to apply for our 10-week, paid Summer Student Nursing Internship program that allows you to build on the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom, network with nursing professionals, and develop your professionalism in nursing through educational sessions and guided, direct patient care experiences.

Nursing Support

Our nursing assistants (NAs) and patient care technicians (PCTs) are talented and passionate caregivers focused on delivering the very best patient care possible. With an excellent benefits package, multiple shifts available, and competitive wages, nursing support opportunities can be a lifelong career or a great first step in your health care journey.

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Nursing Spotlight


Chibugo Uwazie

UPMC Shadyside, Unit Director

"I believe the opportunity is there for me to continue to grow and advance personally, professionally, and academically."
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Jessica Reinersmann

UPMC Presbyterian, RN

"UPMC has helped to establish the nurse that I am today. I continue to learn something new each day, and I get to work with great people that I am lucky enough to call my friends."
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Jessy Rajput

UPMC Shadyside, RN

"What keeps me motivated as a nurse after all these years are people I get to share my days with and the lives I get to impact through my work."
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