UPMC | Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

“Even though it’s completely online, you do have a lot of people and support available.” MAUREEN DEVERTS, RN CAPELLA UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT RN TO BSN PROGRAM Some of our affiliated schools include: California University of Pennsylvania Capella University Carlow University Chamberlain University Chatham University Clarion University Community College of Allegheny County Duquesne University Edinboro University Franciscan University of Steubenville Gannon University Indiana University of Pennsylvania La Roche College Mercyhurst University Mount Aloysius College Penn State University Robert Morris University St. Francis University University of Pittsburgh UPMC Schools of Nursing Walden University Waynesburg University ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence has partnerships with close to 60 local and regional nursing schools, enabling students enrolled at these schools to gain clinical experience in UPMC hospitals. It provides world-class clinical sites for nursing students’ practicums as well as a potential pipeline of talent for the hospitals. Our academic service partners offer a variety of programs including traditional on-site and online programs. The partnership between UPMC and academic institutions is mutually beneficial. Each month the Academic Service Partnership Council (ASPC) meets with the goal of promoting and supporting collaborative, working relationships between UPMC and its academic partners. The members of the council, including representatives from UPMC hospitals and regional schools of nursing, work to develop strategic plans to increase enrollment in schools and increase capacity on the clinical side to give students a robust learning experience. Last year, there were more than within the UPMC system. student clinical experiences 10,000 UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence | 8