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Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

Why Choose the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing?

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (MHSN), a hospital-based diploma school of nursing, was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Today, MHSN is sponsored by UPMC Mercy.

UPMC Mercy remains the only faith-based health care provider in the city of Pittsburgh. UPMC Mercy provides a full range of services, including designation as a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and as a Primary Stroke Center.

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing is an integral part of UPMC Mercy. The school has graduated more than 6,200 nurses and has a long-standing reputation in the tri-state area for the high performance of its graduates.

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Our Strengths at Mercy Hospital Nursing School

  • A high NCLEX pass rate.
  • A faith-based nursing curriculum.
  • Students begin interacting with patients during the first week of the program.
  • Utilization of technologies including Moodle Course Management System. Simulation, and iPods/ Smart Phones for clinical practice.
  • Small student-to-instructor ratios allows for challenging and closely guided learning experiences.
  • Students receive a variety of clinical experiences at UPMC Mercy, a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center
  • An excellent reputation for educating highly successful and well respected nurses.
  • Active and full participation in student organizations.
  • Students earn transferable credits from Carlow University for non-nursing courses.

Nursing Accreditation

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing is fully approved by the State Board of Nursing Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing is also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), through Fall 2021.

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

Additional Information

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020. Applications are accepted up to the deadline of June 1, 2020. Classes will begin on August 31, 2020. 

UPMC Course Descriptions - Schools of Nursing - PDF

News and Events

Information Sessions:

  • January 22, 2020
  • February 26, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 13, 2020

  All sessions start at 2 p.m. To register please call 412-232-7205 or send an email to

Contact Us

Mercy Hospital School 
of Nursing 
1401 Boulevard of the Allies 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-232-7950