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UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

ALERT: All schools remain closed. Classes are expected to resume on August 31st. All faculty and staff are working remotely to assist. 

Read our Fall 2020 Safe Return and Reopening Plan (PDF).

Why Choose UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing?

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

UPMC 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 UPMC Mercy Hospital Nursing School

  • A high NCLEX pass rate.
  • A faith-based nursing curriculum.
  • Students begin interacting with patients during the first semester of the program.
  • Utilization of technologies including a Course Learning Management System. Simulation, and on-line testing.
  • 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

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

UPMC 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)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Professional Licensure Notice

In earning your Professional RN Diploma from one of our UPMC Schools of Nursing, you will have met all the necessary requirements to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX – RN) and move forward with Nursing Licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.

Other states that our UPMC Schools of Nursing graduates have sat for the NCLEX – RN include: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

If you plan to practice your nursing profession in a state not listed above, please visit for requirements by state.

Additional Information

Accepting full time applications for Fall 2021. The deadline is June 1st. Classes will begin on August 30, 2021.

UPMC Course Descriptions - Schools of Nursing - PDF

Virtual Classroom and Clinical Experiences

News and Events

Information Sessions:

  • October 5, 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • November 24, 2020
  • December 15, 2020

All sessions will be virtual and start at 2 p.m. To receive the invite please email to or

Contact Us

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

Phone: 412-232-7940