UPMC Hamot’s legacy of nursing education dates to 1890. For generations, dedicated students at the Hamot School of Nursing formed lasting bonds while learning together.
The original Hamot School of Nursing closed in 1976 due to changes in industry standards. In 2020, UPMC Hamot leadership explored reinventing the program; their findings pointed toward immediate demand for an RN training program. With courses beginning in August 2021, the tradition of excellence has been reinvigorated.
UPMC Hamot is one of the fastest growing hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania. With a rapidly evolving campus and a growing patient base, demand for nurses is at an all-time high.
Nursing excellence is a point of pride at UPMC Hamot. Our nursing team holds the coveted ANCC Magnet® designation, a distinction held by only 7% of nursing teams in the nation. The UPMC Jameson School of Nursing at UPMC Hamot is the next step in ensuring our patients have the most skilled nurses at their bedside for years to come.
With an accessible east Erie location, a concise course format, and abundant scholarship support, this program creates a clear path to career success for a diverse group of students. The UPMC Jameson School of Nursing at UPMC Hamot has attracted students ranging from recent high school grads to mid-career professionals.
Our graduates will have exceptional career opportunities available at UPMC Hamot and will be provided with the support they need to continue their education at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, if they choose.
For 103 years, Wayne School served as a home for education on Erie’s lower east side. Creativity and collaboration have fueled a $12 million renovation at the former school, creating a new home for a dynamic group of community organizations. Wayne’s core tenants — including ECAT, the Jameson School of Nursing at UPMC Hamot, Wayne Primary Care, and United Way of Erie County — have co-located to align their work in one of the unhealthiest zip codes in the state of Pennsylvania.
Hamot Health Foundation is proud to offer a variety of exclusive dedication opportunities to supporters of the scholarship endowment for the Jameson School of Nursing at UPMC Hamot. Donors can name scholarships and dedicate spaces in the new facility to honor or memorialize loved ones. Custom signage will provide an opportunity to share the story of those recognized. A variety of giving options are available, ranging from one-time payments to multiyear pledges.
|Project Partner||Opportunity to make a lasting impact on students as a scholarship endowment supporter.||20 of 20||$3,000|
|Faculty Offices||Individual employee offices located in the school’s leadership wing.||7 of 10||$5,000|
|Lactation Room||Private space for students who are nursing mothers.||1 of 1||$10,000|
|Conference Room||Executive space for meetings and discussion, located in the school’s leadership wing.||1 of 1||$15,000|
|Endowed Scholarship||Opportunity to create a permanent endowed scholarship award, named by the donor to recognize an honoree of their choice.||18 of 20||$20,000|
|Student Lounge Dedication and Endowed Scholarship||Comfortable space overlooking Wayne Park for students to eat, study, and gather.||PENDING||$40,000|
|Computer Lab Dedication and Endowed Scholarship||Workspace featuring 18 desktop computers with fiber-optic internet connection.||1 of 1||$50,000|
|Classroom Dedication and Endowed Scholarship||Key academic spaces, accommodating 40-50 students. All classrooms feature abundant natural light and dual 85-inch monitors for instruction.||3 of 3||$75,000|
|Skills Lab Dedication and Endowed Scholarship||Experiential learning space providing a vital opportunity for hands-on mastery of nursing methods.||1 of 1||$100,000|
|Leadership Wing Dedication and Endowed Scholarship||Administrative wing housing faculty offices, a conference room, and student waiting areas.||1 of 1||$200,000|
|Academic Wing Dedication and Endowed Scholarship||Student wing housing three classrooms, a computer lab, student lounge, and lactation room for mothers.||1 of 1||$250,000|