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.

St. Margaret School of Nursing

Founded in 1910, the School of Nursing offers a nursing program enabling a graduate to take the NCLEX-RN, the licensure examination to become a registered nurse (RN).

To get more information, visit the RN program webpage or email us at

Educational Facilities and Resources

The UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing is located at two campuses:

​UPMC St. Margaret campus ​Clinical practicum experiences take place at UPMC St. Margaret
​UPMC McKeesport campus ​Clinical practicum experiences take place at UPMC McKeesport.

Clinical facilities include:

Students are also provided with a variety of experiences in various health and community agencies.

The school of nursing is a commuter school. The Blawnox campus is located 1.8 miles from UPMC St. Margaret. The UPMC McKeesport campus is located on the fourth floor of the Kelly Building on the UPMC McKeesport hospital campus.

Each campus has:

  • Classrooms
  • Conference rooms
  • A demonstration-learning laboratory
  • Faculty offices
  • A computer center


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

As of March 2011, it is also has full, ongoing accreditation 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

UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing
Blawnox Campus
221 Seventh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15238


UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing
McKeesport Campus
1500 Fifth Avenue
4 Kelly Building
McKeesport, PA 15132

412-664-2860, option 2

RN Program Information

SAT and ACT scores are acceptable in lieu of the PSB test. Please call for further details.

​Open House and Information Sessions at McKeesport Campus
New information session dates will be posted soon.
To register, call
412-664-2860, option 2.

The McKeesport campus is accepting applications for Fall 2016.

Information Days at the Blawnox Campus​
Friday, June 19, 10 a.m.
Please reply to by Wednesday, June 17.
To register, call 412-784-4980.

New PSB testing dates for entry into the Fall 2016 program have been added. Please refer to the PSB test form.

How much will nursing school cost?

Find out with the net price calculator.

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