Nursing Degrees

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Mercy College of Health Sciences offers multiple pathways to become a nurse or advance your nursing license. You can make a smooth transition to Mercy College with your eligible liberal arts and science coursework and complete any nursing program that meets your schedule and career aspirations.

ACCELERATED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

12-month program of study (year-round) designed for students with 68 college credits or a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing major.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

3-year program of study (year-round) designed to get you into clinicals in your first semester by utilizing our innovative concept-based approach to learning.

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PARAMEDIC TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

Iowa's first and only program designed to offer paramedics a path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree though the application of 11 Paramedic Certificate credits toward the BSN requirements.

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REGISTERED NURSE (RN) TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

Offered through MercyPLUS, our 100% online RN to BSN can be completed in as few as 4 terms - for less than $10,000! You must hold an active RN license.

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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ASN)

The Associate of Science in Nursing is designed for working adults ready to advance their careers. Classes are offered in the evenings with weekend clinicals.

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NURSING ACCREDITATION


BACHELOR'S DEGREES
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

ASSOCIATE DEGREES
The associate degree program in nursing at Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3343 Peachtree Rd NE, #850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

The baccalaureate and associate degree programs are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON).
400 SW 8th St, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 281-3255
www.nursing.iowa.gov

Mercy College of Health Sciences is proud of their additional institutional accreditation

Bachelor's Degree Outcomes

Annual Licensure Exam Pass Rate for First-Time Test Takers Job Placement Rate within One Year of Graduation Program Completion Rates Within 150% of the Expected Timeframe
79.6% 88% N=145 75%

Associate Degree Outcomes

Annual Licensure Exam Pass Rate for First-Time Test Takers Job Placement Rate within One Year of Graduation Program Completion Rates Within 150% of the Expected Timeframe
70.6% 88% N=30 81.4%

†Licensure exam pass rate is defined as students who passed the licensure exam on their first attempt during calendar year 2018.
Job placement is based on 2017 graduates.
Program completion rate represents the 2017-2018 academic year.

‡Licensure exam pass rate is defined as students who passed the licensure exam on their first attempt during calendar year 2018.
Job placement is based on 2017 graduates.
Program completion rate represents the 2017-2018 academic year.

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