UPMC Mercy School of Nursing -Class of '15 - page 15

Hi AllNurses community! I have been searching for a thread for the UPMC Mercy Hospital Class of 2015, but alas; no such luck. Therefore, I created one! I was accepted to start in August 2013 and... Read More

  1. by   Peden625
    Did anyone who took the test study from the Barron book or mometrix? If so which one did you find more helpful with the test? I bought them both but the mometrix is way easier than the Barron IMO
  2. by   naturalgirl
    Peden...I studied from both. The mometrix book was WAY more helpful for the science portion tho.
  3. by   Lindsey.Oberley
    I got the letter in the mail today for the physical And drug test, etc. We have to mail them a check then I guess we get more info on where to complete it. We can't do it until after June 15th, if I read correctly.
  4. by   kam1994
    Hey everyone! I received my letter from Mercy today and I WAS ACCEPTED! I sent everything in last Tuesday so I was so surprised to find my acceptance letter in the mail today! It was a wonderful surprise because I just finished my finals up at Penn State main today, moved out of my dorm, left PSU for good, got home and checked the mail.. and there it was! I am so excited to meet all of you and start this journey
  5. by   lvalenti21
    I also received my letter of acceptance in the mail today! I am sending in my confirmation fee tomorrow! I cant wait to meet all of you and to start school. I am beyond excited for all of this to start
  6. by   naturalgirl
    Kam & lvalenti...CONGRATS!!! I know you're both so relieved that you got in. September can't come soon enough! :-)

    Lindsey...$150 for a physical??? **passes out**
  7. by   pinkbeck24
    I just got my acceptance letter today!!! Does anyone know when we find out which transfer credits were accepted?
  8. by   Lindsey.Oberley
    Natural girl - I know it's ridiculous.

    Also, they will mail a packet that includes all the information you need about what credits will be accepted and if you need to CLEP. They will also send a packet about background checks and your physical

    Does anyone know what's required in the physical. Last time I took for for a hospital I had to lift 75 pounds. I'm pregnant right now and obviously cannot lift 75 pounds. I'm wondering if I need to contact someone to let them know and/or if I can be held back to start next year because I am pregnant? If anyone has any info please let me know. Thanks. Can't wait to meet you all at orientation. We need to set a time or place to meet before hand and grab lunch or something.
  9. by   naturalgirl
    Has anyone here applied or thought of applying to West Penn's SON? Just curious.
  10. by   vebb
    I applied to Citizens in New Ken which is affiliated but it was my last choice.
  11. by   lvalenti21
    can anyone give me some info...l sent in my confirmation fee...im just waiting on my packet, but im just so curious about what they tell me next...what info is in the packet?
  12. by   naturalgirl
    Lvalenti....I believe the next packet is telling you to get your clearances and cpr certification. There's also an orientation day in June and a transition day in August.
  13. by   Yinzer
    I was wondering if anyone knew how many seats there are for the Fall 15 class? What is the average retention rate? Thanks!!