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GN Rotational Programs

Unsure what area of nursing you want to pursue as you graduate? UPMC’s full-time Graduate Nurse Rotational Programs offer professional development, mentorship, and exposure to a variety of areas of care. Rotating among multiple units will expose you to a multitude of specialties and allow you to learn from nursing leaders and experienced preceptors. After completing the program, you’ll transition to a mutually agreed-upon unit while continuing to enjoy UPMC’s Total Rewards package, a close network of support, and opportunities for growth.

UPMC Altoona — Altoona, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Track:

  • Med/Surg/Stepdown


UPMC Carlisle — Carlisle, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • Med/Surg/ED
  • OB/NICU


UPMC Cole — Northcentral Pa

Duration: 12 weeks

Available Tracks:

  • Med/Surg


UPMC Community Osteopathic — Harrisburg, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • Acute Care
  • Critical Care


UPMC East — Monroeville, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • Meg/Surg


UPMC Hamot — Erie, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks

  • Surgical Services
  • Med/Surg
  • Critical Care
  • Women’s Services


UPMC Hanover — Hanover, Pa (Central Pa)

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • ED/ICU/PCU


UPMC Harrisburg — Harrisburg, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • Cardiac
  • L&D/Peds/PICU
  • Ortho/Neuro/Medical
  • MSICU/CTICU/ED


UPMC Horizon — Mercer County, Pa

Duration: 8 months

Available Tracks:

  • Labor and Delivery
  • Med/Surg


UPMC Jameson — New Castle, Pa

Duration: 8 months and 11 months

Available Tracks:

  • Critical Care/ED (8 months)
  • Med/Surg (11 months)


UPMC Magee — Pittsburgh, Pa (Oakland)

Duration: 10-18 weeks

Available Tracks:

  • OB
  • Med/Surg
  • ICU/ED
  • Surgical Services



UPMC McKeesport — McKeesport, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • Med/Surg (with immersive shadowing experiences available)


UPMC Memorial — York, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • Acute/Critical Care


UPMC Mercy — Pittsburgh, Pa (Uptown)

Duration: 12 months

Available Tracks:

  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Med/Surg, Neuro
  • Trauma/Burn


UPMC Northwest — Seneca, Pa

Duration: 3 months

Available Tracks: 

  • Critical Care


UPMC Passavant — Pittsburgh, Pa (North Hills)

Duration: 6 months or 1 year

Available Tracks:

  • Medical, Surgical, GNRP for You (6 months each)
  • Critical Care (1 year)


UPMC Presbyterian — Pittsburgh, Pa (Oakland)

Duration: 12 months

Available Tracks:

  • Cardiology
  • General Medicine
  • Neuro
  • Surgical
  • Medical


UPMC Shadyside — Pittsburgh, Pa (Shadyside)

Duration: 10 months

Available Tracks:

  • Medicine
  • Surgical
  • Oncology


UPMC St. Margaret — Aspinwall, Pa

Duration: 5 months

Available Tracks:

  • Med/Surg
  • Surgical
  • Acute Care


UPMC Williamsport — Williamsport, Pa

Duration: 4 months

Available Tracks:

  • Med/Surg


UPMC West Shore — Mechanicsburg, Pa

Duration: 6 months

Available Tracks:

  • Acute/Critical Care

Note: Cohort start dates & requirements vary by hospital. Refer to the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program job postings you are interested in for more detailed information.

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Explore UPMC Careers job postings using the job titles “staff nurse” or “staff nurse, BSN” or click Connect with Us to talk with a recruiter about your interests.