Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion (Online) Admission Requirements
The successful applicant for admission to the bachelor of science degree program must meet the general college requirements for admission to Mercy College and 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).
Provide an official transcript from an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program, and official transcripts from any other college(s).
Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0.
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 BSN course work but who have not passed the NCLEX-RN examination may take classes for one semester only. Full admission will be granted upon receipt of licensure.
Integration Option for ASN students with prior degrees/college wishing to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Associate of Science in Nursing Students who have completed a previous bachelor degree or a majority of the required liberal arts and science credits required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) may seek admission to the Integrated Option for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program. The Integrated Option leads ASN students to initial eligibility for the registered nurse licensing examination, while progressing with their coursework towards a BSN. Graduates are prepared to provide entry-level, holistic nursing care for diverse clients in structured and other settings.
The Integrated Option is designed for full-time study; but all course work must be completed within four years after enrollment in the first required nursing course. This option is not an independent degree but a combination of the ASN Degree Program as a sending institution and the BSN degree Program as a receiving institution in the Iowa Articulation Plan for Nursing Education. Click here to view additional admission requirements.