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RN to BSN (Online) Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the RN to BSN program, applicants must be admitted to Mercy College (See Admissions section) and meet the criteria listed below. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to a professional program. Upon being granted general College admission, students may enroll in Liberal Arts and Science (LAS) courses in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students are encouraged to take LAS courses at Mercy College to meet the GPA program requirement below (9 credits are required).

  1. Provide an official transcript from an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program, and official transcripts from any other college(s).

  2. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

  3. Submit a copy of a current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa or
    demonstrate progress toward licensure.

Applicants desiring to begin RN to BSN course work who have not passed the NCLEX-RN examination may take nursing classes for one semester only. Full admission will be granted upon receipt of licensure.



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