RN to BSN (Online)
Become a Leader in Nursing. Mercy's 100% online RN to BSN program offers you educational mobility as a registered nurse. We offer the opportunity to use your prior nursing education and professional experiences to earn advanced leadership roles. If you are a licensed, registered nurse who has a diploma or ASN degree, you may receive up to 39 credit hours toward your RN to BSN. Additional liberal arts and science courses may transfer.
By enrolling in the Mercy College RN to BSN online program, you will be among other working nurses striving towards the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) national goal of achieving an 80% BSN-prepared nursing workforce by 2020. In addition, graduates are prepared to assume roles involving leadership, education, research, and community health.
State and federal regulations affect how institutions can deliver distance education degrees, programs and courses to students outside of Iowa. Mercy College of Health Sciences may have limited ability to offer online opportunities to Students who are physically present in a state outside of Iowa.
If you are located in a state other than Iowa and wish to enroll in one of our online offerings, please contact us at (515) 643-6715 or firstname.lastname@example.org before enrolling to determine if we are able to offer online courses in your state.
For more information about the complaint process for students outside of Iowa, please visit the Distance Education page.
College Admission First
Program Admission Second
The program chair will begin reviewing completed files by the program admission deadline. Admission to this professional program is limited and competitive. Selection is based on the most qualified applicants.
Faculty in the RN to BSN program are highly motivated and skilled healthcare practitioners comfortable in the latest technology and evidenced-based practices in their specialty area of healthcare and experienced educators ready to help you learn. They average more than 23 years of clinical experience. Our full-time liberal arts and sciences faculty members are Ph.D.-prepared and adept at integrating their subject matter into a comprehensive health science curriculum. As a student, you will receive an exceptional level of personalized instruction.
Once you have completed your BSN degree, you will be employable nationwide. Jobs for RNs are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations and many new jobs will result. For more details and statistics about specific roles and job opportunities go to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website.