Prospective Students of Mercy School of Nursing
Our nursing students are a diverse group of people, united by their passion for patient care.
Here at Mercy School of Nursing, we take a small group of dedicated individuals each year and give them the personalized attention they need to excel.
Who Can Apply to Nursing School at Mercy?
To apply to our nursing program, you need only a high school diploma or GED.
Students should also be aware that certain felony convictions will make them ineligible for licensure and therefore they will be unable to work as a nurse. Please direct any concerns to the PA State Board of Nursing (717-783-7142 or www.dos.state.pa.us), before continuing the application process.
How Do I Apply to Mercy School of Nursing?
It's easy to apply to the Mercy School of Nursing.
Step 1. Take TEAS test
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), is the only admissions test score accepted by the UPMC Schools of Nursing. In order to be considered for admission, you must score proficient, advanced, or exemplary on the TEAS test.
Amanda Garrity, Pre-admissions Testing Coordinator
Upon meeting the TEAS qualifications, applicant must submit scores to Amanda Garrity. The prospective student will have the option to:
Step 2. Mail in completed application, two reference forms, and admission fee
When the application is complete — with two completed reference forms in sealed envelopes — please mail to:
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
1401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Step 3. Send transcripts
- Send us both high school and any post-secondary education official transcripts. Using the transcript request form (PDF), your schools will send the transcripts upon paying any applicable fees.
- If you earned your GED, please send a copy directly to the school.
Mercy School of Nursing may award credit for certain coursework you've already completed. See our transfer credit policy (PDF).
When Should I Apply to Mercy School of Nursing?
The school has a rolling admissions policy. This means you may submit an application anytime throughout the year.
The application due date for the Fall full-time Day and Fall Part-time Day 2017 would be June 1, 2017. Be sure that we receive all application materials before that date.
For more information about the admission process at Mercy School of Nursing, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.