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Prospective Students of Mercy School of Nursing

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Our nursing students are a diverse group of people, united by their passion for patient care.

Here at Mercy School of Nursing, we take a small group of dedicated individuals each year and give them the personalized attention they need to excel.

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Who Can Apply to Nursing School at Mercy?

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, before continuing the application process.

How Do I Apply to Mercy School of Nursing?

It's easy to apply to the Mercy School of Nursing.

Step 1. Take TEAS test

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:

Step 2. Mail in completed application and two reference forms

When the application is complete — with two completed reference forms in sealed envelopes — please mail to:

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

Step 3. Send transcripts

  • Send us both high school and any post-secondary education official transcripts. Using the transcript request form (PDF), your schools will send the transcripts upon paying any applicable fees.
  • If you earned your GED, please send a copy with score report directly to the school.

Mercy School of Nursing may award credit for certain coursework you've already completed. See our transfer credit policy (PDF).

When Should I Apply to Mercy School of Nursing?

The school has a rolling admissions policy. This means you may submit an application anytime throughout the year.

We are currently accepting full time applications for Fall 2020. Applications will be accepted up to the deadline date of June 1, 2020. Classes are expected to begin on August 31, 2020.

For more information about the admission process at Mercy School of Nursing, email us at