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.
- 2-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- Academic/career counseling service
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 2-4 years certificate
- 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