UPMC Mercy, Shadyside and St. Maragret MERGING???

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    Hi,

    I heard from a student at one of those schools that UPMC is merging the three into one and calling it UPMC School of Nursing. Anyone know anything about it????
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    Old thread, but I think this is happening too. I had a meeting with j. Vukotich at shadysidr a few weeks ago and she apologizedfor being so busy, but she was tied up rewritingthe schools curriculum. The psb testing is now all paid to mercy, and the pan testing administrator signs her emails "UPMC schools of nursing"
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    I hope this all happens after we graduate.
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    Yeah l, Joanne made it sound like this was the last year under the current curriculum.
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    What would this mean for students if this were to happen?
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    Probably just standardized prerequisites and curriculum...it would be interesting to see how the university partnerships worked out. I always found it odd that shadyside was paired up with Chatham, mercy with Carlow....and yet theyre a part of the university of Pittsburgh health system by name.
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    Quote from neverbethesame
    Hi,

    I heard from a student at one of those schools that UPMC is merging the three into one and calling it UPMC School of Nursing. Anyone know anything about it????
    Pretty much there will still be 3 seprate schools, but they will all be operated the same, same curriculum and such. I know St Margarets will have the biggest change, since as it is now our curriculum is the most different. Non nursing classes are completed on our own, most prior to addmission, not built into the program with another college. That is going to change. We also do not have a seperate psych course, seperate pharm course and such. Everything is just integrated together, we have Basic nursing 1, basic nursing 2, Adult nursing 1 (completes first year and first level, med surg nursing) (then 2nd level, second year)Adult nursing2 (Critical care), Growing family (Peds/maternity), and Professional nursing responsibily (transitions). All of that is competed in 19 months, instead of 22. That is all going to change for us from my understanding. I think we will also be 22 months, psych, pharm and such will have thier own courses. Curriculum can not change for current classes, as they were already started on the old track, the class that starts next Feb i think is supposed to be the first of the new curriculum. (we start Feb and June)


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