School of Nursing (RN Program)

Graduation from an accredited high school or a general equivalency diploma is required. Applicants must complete algebra with a grade of C or better.

The school has a rolling admissions policy - that is, applicants may submit an application anytime throughout the year.

The nursing program begins every September.

For more information about the admission process email us at Please note that applications and references will not be accepted via email.

The Admission Process

The UPMC Schools of Nursing now accept SAT, ACT, and ATI TEAS scores as part of your application. Previous PSB scores will be accepted through June 1, 2006 for the fall 2016 start date. PSB scores will no longer be accepted after June 1.

  •  SAT score of at least a 480 in Math and a 480 in Critical Reading are required.
  •  ACT test scores of at least 18 in English, 22 in Math, 21 in Reading, and 24 in Natural Science.
  •  A PSB test score of at least a 60% or better are required on all four sections of the test: Math, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Natural Science.
  •  In order to be considered for admission, you must score “proficient” on the TEAS test.

Admission Process
  • The application fee of $50 must submitted with the complete application packet. Prospective students are encouraged to file their applications as early as possible to ensure placement in the incoming class. Classes begin every September at the Blawnox campus and every September at the McKeesport campus.

The complete application packet consists of:

  • The application
  • $50 application fee
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcripts in a sealed envelope from the high school
  • Official college transcripts in a sealed envelope from the college
  • Two (2) references each in a sealed envelope
  • PSB test results if taken at any UPMC facility other than St. Margaret School of Nursing

Once a complete application packet has been received, the applicant's file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Contact Us

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



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