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Mercy Hospital School of Nursing 1401 Blvd of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Phone: (412) 232-8171
  • General Information
    About Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

    The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (MHSN), a 21-month, hospital-based diploma school of nursing, was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Today, MHSN is sponsored by UPMC Mercy, a part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 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, with more than 21,000 inpatient admissions and 47,000 emergency department visits per year. The UPMC Mercy Health Center and the hospital’s ambulatory care center treat over 169,000 patients annually. The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing is an integral part of UPMC Mercy. The school has graduated more than 5,600 nurses and has a long-standing reputation in the tri-state area for the high performance of its graduates.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    Religious Affiliation
    • Roman Catholic
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 2-4 years certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 53
    Percent Admitted 25%
    Men Admitted 40%
    Women Admitted 21%
    Full Time Retention Rate 59%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 560
      Math 420 580
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 25
      English 18 25
      Math 17 26
      Writing 0 0
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 77
    Native American 0
    Asian 0
    African American 4
    Hispanic 0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 59
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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