Our nursing students are a diverse group of people, united by their passion for patient care.
Here at UPMC Jameson School of Nursing, we admit dedicated individuals each year and give them the personalized attention they need to excel.
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 dos.pa.gov), before continuing the application process.
The State Board of Nursing will not issue a license to an applicant who has been convicted of a felony unless at least ten (10) years have elapsed from the date of conviction. (Other signs of rehabilitation also must be met according to the law.)
The State Board of Nursing may refuse, suspend or revoke any license in any case where the Board shall find that the applicant: has been convicted or pleaded guilty or entered a plea of guilty of nolo contender or has been found guilty by a judge or jury of a felony or crime of moral turpitude, or has received probation without verdict, disposition in lieu of trial or ARD in the disposition of felony charges, in the courts of this Commonwealth, the United States, or any other state, territory or country; has committed fraud or deceit in securing his or her admission to the practice of nursing or to nursing school; is unable to practice professional nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or physiological or psychological dependence upon alcohol, hallucinogenic or narcotic drugs or other drugs which tend to impair judgment or coordination, so long as such dependence shall continue.
A complete list of reasons why the Board may refuse a professional nursing license to an applicant can be found in section 14 of the Professional Nursing Law, 63 P.S. § 224. The document can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
It's easy to apply to the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing.
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.
Pre-Admission Testing Coordinator contact:
Upon meeting the TEAS qualifications, applicant must submit scores. The prospective student will have the option to:
When the application is complete — with two completed reference forms in sealed envelopes — please mail to:
UPMC Jameson School of Nursing
2414 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA 16105
Jameson School of Nursing may award credit for certain coursework you've already completed. See our transfer credit policy (PDF).
The school has a rolling admissions policy. This means you may submit an application anytime throughout the year.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019. Applications are due by June 3, 2019. Classes will begin on August 26, 2019. All completed applications and required materials must be received by the deadline for admission consideration.