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Prospective Students of Shadyside School of Nursing

Our nursing students are a diverse group of people, united by their passion for patient care.

Here at Shadyside 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 Shadyside?

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 Shadyside School of Nursing?

It's easy to apply to the Shadyside 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
412-623-2376

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:

Shadyside School of Nursing
Admissions Office 
5230 Centre Ave 
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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.

Shadyside School of Nursing may award credit for certain coursework you've already completed. See our transfer credit policy (PDF).

When Should I Apply to Shadyside 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 the for Spring full-time Day 2017 class would be October 1, 2016. The deadline for the Fall full-time Day 2017 class and the Fall, 2017 Part-time E/W class would be June 1, 2017.

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