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UPMC MERCY School of Nursing Class of '14

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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!

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!

Im applying this month! Could you let me know your gpa and psb test scores? Mine are a little low

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kitty_deville13

Specializes in trauma.

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!
I'm taking my test tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes!:-).

Good luck!!! (Even though by this point you've already taken the test!) :)

I'm 26 and have been out of High School since 2003, so they did not need my GPAs. But my scores on the PSB were all pretty high (high 90s) except for the science. I took the science twice to see if I could get a better score the second time around.

kitty_deville13

Specializes in trauma.

I passed my exam so now here's hoping I can get in! *fingers crossed*.

Congrats!!!! And good luck!!!

hey i was planning on taking my test on march 17th, how long did you study and how hard do you think the test was.? thanks!

I got accepted!!!!!!

CONGRATS!!!! that went really quick for you! how long did the whole process take? I'm taking the psb in a few days...

kitty_deville13

Specializes in trauma.

I mailed my letter requesting my entrance exam date on Jan 7th. I got a confirmation email letting me know I was okay to take my exam on the day I chose (Jan 21st). I downloaded "Barron's Nursing School Entrance Exams" on my kindle and studied for about a week. The exam is EXACTLY like the practice test they have on the PSB website and takes about 1 1/2-2 hours:

http://admin.psbtests.com/Uploads/SiteResources/11RNSAEsq.pdf

I took my test (PSB) on Jan 21st and found out my results by letter on Feb 1st. I handed out my reference letters in advance and I also requested my transcripts before I got my scores from the PSB back. I was just really anxious about things not getting sent in so I wanted to get a head start on it. I sent in my application the day I got my scores back and I got a phone call regarding my application. I have prior nursing school experience so they wanted to see if I would like to start over again or test out of "Foundations". I opted to take it to take is as a refresher. I got my actual letter in the mail today saying I was accepted and to send in a $200 confirmation fee.

I am beyond happy to get started. I have a very good feeling about their program.

If you guys have any more questions, I'd be happy to help :o!

Good luck!

I've submitted my back round checks, just waiting for them to send me the package full of all the information about the physicals I need to take and everything else... I CAN'T WAIT!!

kitty_deville13

Specializes in trauma.

I just got all of mine in the mail yesterday and I'm mailing them today! I'm so excited!!

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!

Did you say $200 confirmation fee? I only had to pay $100..

kitty_deville13

Specializes in trauma.

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! :yeah:

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.

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! :)