Our program is 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical instruction.
Use our UPMC Schools of Nursing cost calculator to see how much you can expect to spend on the nursing program at UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
Find financial aid at UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing or call a Financial Aid Counselor at 412-232-8171.
Students who successfully complete their first semester at one of UPMC’s Schools of Nursing (UPMC SON) and continue to meet academic requirements are eligible to receive up to $7,000/semester in tuition forgiveness for all remaining semesters.
Our students use the off-site parking lot that Mercy staff uses.
You should apply for a parking spot with the UPMC Mercy Parking Services Office, which does require a monthly fee. We offer free shuttle service between the UPMC Mercy campus and the parking lot on weekdays.
All UPMC Schools of Nursing have national accreditation by the ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing).
We recognize that students have received credit from other colleges/universities.
We will accept courses with the equivalent content, and the same number of credits, where the student has earned a grade "C" or better.
We will determine earned credit once you submit a transcript to the Admissions office.
Get details on UPMC Mercy Hospital's School of Nursing transfer policy (PDF) or call our Admissions office at 412-232-7950 for more guidance.
We accept many forms of financial aid.
Upon graduation from UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, you will earn a diploma in nursing. This means you can take the national licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN, and begin working as an RN.
We have also partnered with Carlow University to make it simple for you to earn your BSN after you graduate.
We have an NCLEX review course built into our nursing program at Mercy — NUR 360.
We offer this review course the last semester of the program, just before students take the exam.
Most clinicals are here at UPMC Mercy. You may have a few outside Mercy at our trusted community partners and hospitals.
Our program has over 800 hands-on nursing clinical hours.
UPMC Mercy's Level I Trauma center, burn unit, and other treatment areas offer a wide array of experiences right on the UPMC Mercy campus.
Our program is a combination of classroom instruction and clinical experiences.
The schedule is 5 days per week with 6 to 8 hours of class or clinical education per day.
Have other questions or want to schedule a tour of the UPMC Mercy School of Nursing campus?
Call 412-232-7940. We'll be happy to help!