Misericordia University

Misericordia University’s ABSN Program

Misericordia University in Pennsylvania offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program to help leverage your non-nursing education.

Misericordia University’s ABSN program in Pittsburgh can be completed in as few as 16 months. And with three start dates a year, in January, May, and August, you can be on your way to a career in under two years. This program follows a blended model, offering online-based coursework in addition to hands-on skills and simulations labs and clinical rotations. Over the course of four full- time semesters, graduates of Misericordia’s ABSN program will be prepared for success in their career as a nurse.

ABSN Admissions Requirements

Applicants to Misericordia University’s ABSN program must meet several requirements in order to be eligible for admission. Applicants must either hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or have completed at least 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution. These must be completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, and applicants must complete all prerequisite courses within specified grade requirements. Misericordia also looks for students who are self- motivated, compassionate, and ready to help others through a career in nursing.


Misericordia University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), located at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267.284.5000. The MSCHE is a voluntary regional membership association that helps to protect student interest by evaluating the quality of education being provided by colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Misericordia University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Misericordia University has legal permission from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing to operate a nursing department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The State Board of Nursing is located at One Penn Center, 2601 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, 717.783.7142.

Ready to Begin Your Nursing Journey?

If you are interested in Misericordia University’s ABSN program in Pittsburgh, complete the form to have an admissions representative contact you.

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