School of Nursing at Sharon

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Earn a nursing diploma from the School of Nursing at Sharon Regional and start working as a Registered Nurse!  Students will take hospital-based nursing courses and college level academic courses to earn their nursing diploma.  Following graduation, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam.


ACEN Seal About the School of Nursing at Sharon

  • Students participate in varied clinical and simulation experiences.
  • Accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
  • NCLEX-RN pass Rates:  2023 – 100%, 2022 – 95%, and 2021 – 90%.
  • Financial aid available.
  • Master’s prepared faculty with diverse clinical experience.
  • Articulation agreements with Pennsylvania State University and Thiel College.

The School of Nursing at Sharon Regional has been preparing nursing students to practice as Registered Nurses (RN) since 1899. With our current partnerships with Penn State Shenango and Thiel College, students have the benefit of taking nursing courses at a hospital-based diploma nursing program and college level academic courses at a university or college that is located in the same county as the School of Nursing. Following graduation, the partnerships ensure a seamless transition for students to begin the RN to BS in Nursing program at Penn State or Thiel College.

For general questions about the School of Nursing, please call 724-983-3865 and leave a detailed voicemail with your name and contact number.
Sharon Regional School of Nursing is recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

PH: 404-975-5000

Fax: 404-975-5020



Acceptance to Sharon Regional Medical Center's School of Nursing is coordinated by the program’s admission committee and is comprised of two steps: Taking the pre-entrance ATI TEAS test (more information below) and completing the online application (also listed below). For more information, please refer to the School of Nursing catalog found on the main page of the School of Nursing website.

To complete an application, please click the “Apply Now” button below.

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Requests for information may be mailed to:

School of Nursing Admission Committee

Sharon Regional Medical Center

740 East State Street

Sharon, PA, 16146

Or by calling 724-983-3865.

TEAS Admissions Test

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test is a 4 part pre-entrance exam (Math, English, Science and English) provide through the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI). The exam is given at the School of Nursing September-March prior to the application deadline annually. To view the dates/time and register for the test, go to The preferred score for the ATI TEAS test is “Proficient”. Please refer to the Admission Policy/Procedure in the program catalog for more information.

Resource material to study for the TEAS admission test can be found HERE.

At the School of Nursing at Sharon Regional, admissions TEAS testing is held beginning in September, annually. We are a certified testing center. Visit for available dates and scheduling information.  

Financial Aid

The School of Nursing is participating in the Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loan programs (Title IV funding). Additionally, scholarships are available from a variety of sources.

Due to the individuality of each student's financial need, students may seek counseling from the school's financial aid officer by calling 724-983-3988.



Crystal Brest MSN, RN – Robert Morris University


Brittany Grove, MSN, RN – Robert Morris University

Jenifer Linn, MSN, RN – Aspen University

Chikako Gerasimek, MSN, MS, RN – Western Governors University

Ashley Lieb, MSN, RN – Western Governors University

Laurel Esparra, MSN, RN, APRN – Youngstown State University

LeAnna Simmons MSN, RN – Chamberlain University

Sarah Rauschenbach MSN, RN – Grand Canyon University

Margaret Toukonen PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, APRN – Kent State University


Karen Harger – Financial Aid Officer

Belinda Cavender – Admission Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

Advisory Board

Penn State Shenango

Thiel College

Sharon Regional Medical Center Leadership and Board of Directors

Alumni and current students

Community agencies (LIFT Program, Primary Health, Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, etc.)

Simulation Lab

Sharon Regional's  School of Nursing opened a simulation lab in early 2009. The availability of the lab placed the School of Nursing in the computer-assisted age of nursing education. The lab increases educational opportunities for students and provides flexibility in learning approaches for faculty.

The Simulation Lab features Laerdal VitalSim equipment: Three adult, one child and one infant simulator are available for skill acquisition and higher-level patient care simulation. The lab environment consists of a large nursing care area where the simulators are housed along with other nursing equipment. Laptop computers are available for use in numerous learning activities.

Utilizing the Simulation Lab provides a safe environment for students to practice skills prior to care of patients within the hospital. The lab also provides opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills as they progress through the curriculum.

Various scenarios are developed for each course that requires students to solve nursing problems with the simulator patients and explore all possible answers and decisions. The use of simulation is an adjunct enhancement option for use in addition to clinical experiences in the hospital setting.

In addition to the Vital Sims the lab has a Laerdal Sim MOM and a Gaumard Trauma Hal for the latest in high fidelity obstetrics and trauma simulations.

Gainful Employment Info

Registered Nurse

Program Level: Undergraduate Certificate/Nursing Diploma

Program Length: 20 months

Q. How much will this program cost me? *

A. Tuition and fees: Approximately $33,253.00

     Books and Supplies: $2,775.00

     On-campus room & board: Not offered

* The amounts show above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Q. What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

A. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans: $5,500.00

Private education loans: $0

Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 94% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

Q. How long will it take me to complete this program?

A. The program is designed to take 20 months or five semesters to complete.

Q. What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

A. Both the institution's state and accreditor require the calculation of job placement for this program.

Accreditor rate: The placement rate for students who completed the program is near 100%.

State rate: The job placement rate for students who completed the program is near 100%. 2021 100%, 2020 95%, 2019 92%