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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)