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Mercy Hospital School of Nursing holding open houses


October 30, 2007

Prospective students interested in an education in the profession of nursing are welcome to attend a series of Saturday open houses in 2007 and 2008 that the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing will host.

Open houses will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on November 10, and December 1, 2007, and January 12, February 9, and March 8, 2008, in the Sister Margaret Mary Laitta Auditorium, 4th floor, Building B (Ermire Building), Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. The school is located at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1400 Locust St.

Prospective students, parents, and guests will meet faculty and students and then tour the school and Mercy Hospital. There will be opportunities for questions regarding the application process, financial aid, and the sign-on bonus for graduates of Mercy School of Nursing who accept employment at Mercy Hospital. Light refreshments will be served.

“The open houses give prospective nurses the opportunity to meet members of our full-time faculty and to see firsthand the rewards that the nursing profession has to offer today's students,” stated Joanne Sperry, director of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (MHSN).

Advance registration is requested by noon the day prior to each scheduled open house event. For more information or to register, call the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing at 412-232-7940 or 412-232-7950.

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, a 21-month hospital-based diploma school of nursing, was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Mercy School of Nursing students receive more than 1,200 hours of clinical experience and conference time. With a ratio of 1:6 in key courses, students work with patients who have complex diagnoses, receive close guidance and observation, and maintain frequent dialogue with the school's experienced faculty.

The Mercy School of Nursing is accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

For more information about the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, visit or call 412-232-7950.


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