UPMC MERCY School of Nursing Class of '14 - page 2

Hello, Was anyone accepted into the UPMC Mercy School of Nursing Class of '14 which is starting in August of 2012? I was and I was looking forward to meeting other who have been as well!... Read More

  1. by   kitty_deville13
    I just got all of mine in the mail yesterday and I'm mailing them today! I'm so excited!!
  2. by   deweigle
    Hello everyone!
    I actually was accepted on February 23rd, after submitting my application in early February. I was very anxious when waiting for my letter, because Mercy is my number one choice!
    I didn't end up taking the PSB test, because they changed the conditions to you can take a PSB test, or submit SAT or ACT scores. I took the SAT and I got 650 on the math, and 530 on both the reading and writing portion.
    I received my information today about the background clearances. I was very happy about this!

    I do have a question though. I am thinking about completing some courses this summer, to ease the workload while attending Mercy. Is anyone else doing this, thinking about doing this, or have already done it before? I would really like some insight on this subject, due to my indecisiveness!

    Oh, and congradulations to everyone who was accepted! I think that we should create a study group, because I've heard that they help very much!
  3. by   deweigle
    Did you say $200 confirmation fee? I only had to pay $100..
  4. by   kitty_deville13
    i have most of my courses done already (with the exception of clep-ing out of psych and soc because i took it more than 5 years ago). i would take as much as you can before starting. nursing school is a wild ride and you need to concentrate on the core material with the least amount of distractions.

    i am all for a study group. and congratulations to you on getting in! mercy was my first choice too!

    i had to pay a $200 confirmation fee. they even have it on their website that it's a $200 confirmation fee. you got off lucky! lol.
  5. by   deweigle
    Thank you! I'm actually taking a Psych class right now in high school, so maybe I should do that too..Also, do you have any advice on what classes I should focus on taking into the summer? And I really appreciate this!
  6. by   melisk1226
    does anyone know what date the application deadline is? i sent in my stuff to take my test on the 14th of april, but i cannot find any information on the application deadline. thanks!!
  7. by   kitty_deville13
    A&P can be challenging so I'd get that out of the way asap. I really enjoyed Micro but it was difficult also.
  8. by   kitty_deville13
    For some reason I though it was April 30th. I can't find anything online about it but I'm sure if you contact the school, they'd be more than happy to help you out. They have been nothing but nice to me about the millions of questions I've had...lol.
  9. by   deweigle
    Yeah I was thinking about taking A&P also... I just don't know where to exactly take it. I'm just working on that now.
  10. by   melisk1226
    I'm taking the test this Saturday...any tips on certain sections? I am trying to cram with it being 2 days away, and I'm getting nervous about the science part.
  11. by   kitty_deville13
    i have a hard time studying for a general test like this so i looked over "barron's nursing school entrance exams" a few days prior to taking my test. all of the sections are challenging in their own respect. i felt that the science was the easiest part for me. just be confident and you should do fine :d
  12. by   jemadi33
    I am so nervous! I sent out my application on Wednesday. I'm hoping I didn't submit it too late. Has anyone else applied in March or April and heard back yet??
  13. by   melisk1226
    Took my PSB test today. So stressed out about it!! The proctor was confusing, at the beginning she told the group that you were better off making an educated guess than leaving it blank, but at the end said that you are only scored on the questions you answered, and no points are deducted for not finishing. Can anyone clarify this for me? I wasn't able to finish the first section (verbal/math) or the reading comprehension part!