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RN to BSN Tuition Discount Program

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Welcome, UPMC Hamot, Saint Vincent and VA Medical Center employees

Continue your education and position yourself for advancement in the nursing profession at a significantly reduced cost, thanks to a tuition discount program from Mercyhurst University available to RN employees at UPMC Hamot, Saint Vincent Hospital or the VA Medical Center. RN employees at these hospitals can receive a $650 per course discount in Mercyhurst's RN to BSN Program. For nurses who have already completed an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing, the RN to BSN Program offers the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in two years or less.

Students may also be eligible for low interest federal loans or other sources of financial aid to cover costs completely. Check with your human resources office for more information on your tuition reimbursement benefits.

Read on to learn more about the RN to BSN Program.


RN to BSN Program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Registered nurses with a BSN from Mercyhurst University are prepared to lead the practice of professional nursing in a variety of settings, as well as advance in their careers as clinicians, managers, educators or scholars. This innovative program offers a blended program of study that combines online learning activities with on-site coursework on our Erie campus in just one or two evenings per week. With this approach to learning and condensed on-campus commitment, you’ll earn your BSN within two years. RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees can complete the program at an accelerated pace.

The RN to BSN Completion Program builds upon your previous education and nursing experience. It includes the latest topics in nursing, such as evidence-based practice, informatics, population-focused health, and leadership and management.

Learn more about the RN to BSN Program here.


Application Resources

When you’re ready to apply, you can fill out the free application at For questions, contact Paul Hirsch, admissions and enrollment coordinator, at 814-824-2985 or

To determine eligibility for the tuition discount, all applicants must submit the Employer Reimbursement Form and the Educational Benefits Supplemental Grant Program Application. After completing the forms, please submit them to Travis Lindahl in the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education by email to or by fax to 814-824-3297.