COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC continues to comply with governmental guidance related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. All employees and affiliated staff of UPMC entities are considered essential health care workers and will be accountable to follow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) federal vaccine mandate. To be compliant with the federal mandate, employees must complete the approved vaccination dosage regimen currently defined by the federal government. Compliance with the federal mandate is encouraged before hire. Medical and religious exemption requests may be submitted for consideration.

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Choose Nursing at UPMC

When our team of 20,000 nurses chose to work at UPMC, they chose more than just a job. They chose opportunity, culture, growth, flexibility, and more. Whether you’re a nursing student, an experienced nurse looking for your next step, or somewhere in between, UPMC offers the structure and support to help you thrive. With 9 Magnet® designated hospitals and a standard of innovative care across our system, becoming a nurse at UPMC is a choice you can be confident in.

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Experienced Nurses

With more than 20 clinical specialties and 50 specialty nursing roles offered through UPMC’s My Nursing Career ladder, there’s a nursing role for your interests, skills, goals, and lifestyle. Explore positions at our large urban hospitals or smaller rural facilities, plus opportunities in senior living, home health, and even virtual care.

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Graduate Nurses

Start your career with confidence as a graduate nurse (GN) with UPMC. Learn more about GN opportunities or connect with our team for more information and advice on the next steps.

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Student Nurses

You can grow and get ahead as a student nurse at UPMC. Our 10-week, paid Student Nurse Internship program helps you network with nursing professionals and build skills through direct patient care experiences. Plus, UPMC’s flexible work scheduling allows you to prioritize your education while gaining hands-on experience.

Nursing Support

Nursing assistants (NAs) and patient care technicians (PCTs) help us deliver the very best care to our patients. With flexible scheduling and competitive compensation, these roles make a rewarding career or a great first step into health care.

Nurses Share Their Stories

Discover the culture, the teams, and the passions that drive nursing at UPMC on our UPMC Careers blog.

New Nurses, New Unit, Forever Friends

Two colleagues became best friends and now work side-by-side, leading their unit and precepting new nurses into their roles.

Growing & Leading in My Hometown

Through tuition assistance and mentorship by coworkers, Keshon is growing and leading as a staff nurse in his hometown of McKeesport.

How UPMC Supports Every Career Stage

A new nurse, an emerging leader, and a seasoned mentor from UPMC in North Central Pa. share how they’re making the most of their careers at UPMC.