New Application Requirements

Effective with the Fall 2015 class, the following score criteria has changed:

SAT score of at least a 480 in math and a 480 in critical reading will be required.

A PSB testing score of at least a 60% or better will be required on all four sections of the test: Math, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Natural Science.

Begin a Meaningful Career at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

Why Choose the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing?

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (MHSN), hospital-based diploma school of nursing, was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Today, MHSN is sponsored by UPMC Mercy, a part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  

UPMC Mercy remains the only faith-based health care provider in the city of Pittsburgh. UPMC Mercy provides a full range of services, including designation as a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and as a Primary Stroke Center.

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing is an integral part of UPMC Mercy. The school has graduated more than 6,200 nurses and has a long-standing reputation in the tri-state area for the high performance of its graduates.

Our Values

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing program reflects the Core Values of UPMC Mercy:

  • Reverence for each person
  • Justice
  • Community
  • Stewardship
  • Courage
  • Commitment to the poor
  • Integrity

Our Strengths

  • A high NCLEX pass rate.
  • A faith-based nursing curriculum.
  • Students begin interacting with patients during the first week of the program.
  • Utilization of technologies including Moodle Course Management System. Simulation, and iPods/ Smart Phones for clinical practice.
  • Small student-to-instructor ratios allows for challenging and closely guided learning experiences.
  • Students receive a variety of clinical experiences at UPMC Mercy, a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center
  • An excellent reputation for educating highly successful and well respected nurses.
  • Active and full participation in student organizations.
  • Students earn transferable credits from Carlow University for non-nursing courses.

Accreditation

Mercy School of Nursing is fully approved by the State Board of Nursing Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

It is also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formally NLNAC National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc.

For additional information, please contact:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, (ACEN)
Formally NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Contact Us

Mercy Hospital School
of Nursing
1401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-232-7950

News and Events


New Part-Time Program

Mercy School of Nursing is offering a part-time program starting again in Fall 2015.

For more information, call
412-232-7940.

Fall 2015 Classes

strong>Classes for full- and part-time programs begin Fall (September) 2015.

Open Houses

Saturday, Oct.4, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.​
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.​

 

Beginning in Fall 2015, the SAT requirement is 480 in Math and 480 in Critical Reading.

ACT score requirements will not change.

Please call for further details.

The new PSB Test Registration Form is now available.

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