TWO DEGREES, FOUR YEARS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES

Mercy College has partnered with Drake University to offer a 12-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing that can be completed by students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree at Drake.

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3+1 WITH DRAKE UNIVERSITY

This 3+1 option gives students two degrees in just four years! Each institution grants their own respective degree. The degrees will be conferred at the same time so that you don't lose eligibility for certain forms of financial aid. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Mercy College is an accelerated curriculum that is completed following the third year of the health sciences program at Drake University.

The Accelerated BSN offers all required nursing coursework over five terms (one year) of intensive study, allowing you to earn your BSN and sit for their licensing exam in only 12 months! During the nursing course work, you will explore nursing content across the life span, learn about diverse acute care, and immerse yourself in community clinical settings. By the time you graduate, you'll be prepared to assume roles involving leadership, education, research, and community health.

Students at Drake University interested in participating in the 3+1 must also be admitted to Mercy College and satisfy program admission requirements before beginning the Accelerated BSN program at Mercy College.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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The baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON).
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Des Moines, IA 50309

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