Anyone Starting At UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing?

  1. This thread is for anyone who is trying to get into, currently at, or graduated from Shadyside School of Nursing in Pittsburgh!
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    About ChristineN

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    RN; from US
    Specialty: Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg, NP to be


  3. by   ChristineN
    I have just put in my application and will be taking the PSB entrance exam on the 29th. I'm applying for the Aug class, full-time.
  4. by   steelcityrn
    Good luck to you, thats a great hospital based program. I am a St. Francis grad myself, and I am very glad I started my education at a hospital based school, you get a edge on clinicals. Have worked with many nurses from Shadyside, they were all awesome! Keep in touch.....GO Pirates
  5. by   luvmypatients

    I am a second year at Shadyside. If you have any questions or want any info let me know!! Shadyside is an AWESOME school!!

  6. by   ChristineN
    Thanks Jenn, I'm a little nervous about the entrance exam. My grades are good and all, but I hear it's pretty tough!
  7. by   gr8rnpjt
    Welcome to UPMC! I work for the Health Plan, but I did not go to the school.
    I am a Sewickley grad myself! Good luck!
  8. by   luvmypatients
    :roll Hi,

    You will be fine. I took it after being out of school for 12 years and did fine. It was a lot of word problems, reading comprehension and basic sciences. Things like what does a carbohydrate do? Hopefully they have not changed it since I took it.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I have my last 2 finals for this semester tonight and then I am off until May 2nd. I am in the evening weekend program.

  9. by   tookewlandy
    I will be taking the PSb exam at UPMC shadyside on the 29th..IM nervous what is this test like for anyone who has taken it
  10. by   ChristineN
  11. by   ChristineN
    I took the PSB today. I didn't think the math, verbal, or reading was that bad, but the science :uhoh21:!! Thank goodness I've had A&P and nutrition otherwise I wouldn't have known a lot of those. Still, what was with the electricity questions?
  12. by   tookewlandy
    I also took it today, first i must say i liek the way that school is set up. i took my test in the Pharmacology lab. Noel did you see me i was the big tall geeky guy. Anyway i prolly failed the science wasnt hard neither was the reading but some of the math i had trouble with and the antonyms were trickey. WHat is the highest possible score you can get on that exam. I hope you did great NOEL good luck

  13. by   ChristineN
    Andy, were you sitting over by the door? I might have been seated behind you. :spin:
    I saw your other post ( ) and wanted to comment that we have to get in the 75th percentile on each section. Meaning, if a number of other students have trouble with, say, science, then you could, hypothetically, have less that 75% right and yet still be in the 75th percentile. Hopefully, this will work to both of our's advantage. I'm sooo looking forward to receiving my scores in 2 weeks!
  14. by   luvmypatients
    Good luck to both of you! Keep us posted!
    I start back tomorrow night with Med Surg and Human Diversity.