Nursing: RN to BSN+

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EARN YOUR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Become a nursing leader in just 12 months for $10,000.1 Are you a licensed, registered nurse with a diploma or ASN degree? If so, Mercy College PLUS's Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major uses your prior nursing education and professional experiences to prepare you for advanced leadership roles.

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$71,730

Median Nursing Wage2

4

Start Dates Per Year: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer

26

RN to BSN Major Credits

$2,500

Per Semester - No Additional Fees

12%

Projected Job Growth from 2018 - 20282

OUR BODY OF WORK

RN TO BSN+

At MercyPLUS, you can earn your BSN from an accredited institution that has been educating nurses since 1899 – on your schedule! Our curriculum was designed in coordination with nursing leaders in healthcare innovation and delivery, and we have combined competencies as outlined by the American Organization of Nurse Executives' Nurse Executive Competencies, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's BSN Essentials for Professional Nursing Practice, and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). This thoughtful integration ensures that when you graduate, you will be prepared to assume roles in leadership, education, research, and community health.

Accreditation
APPROVED BY THE IOWA BOARD OF NURSING (IBON)
The baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
 
ACCREDITED BY THE COMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Faculty

Faculty in the RN to BSN major are highly motivated and skilled healthcare practitioners comfortable with the latest technology and evidenced-based practices in their specialty areas of healthcare. Together, they average more than 23 years of clinical experience! Take time to learn about your nursing faculty.

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Students

Earning my degree online allowed me the flexibility to be home with my children and not have to rely on expensive daycares, which would have increased the cost of earning my degree. Even though I wasn’t on campus, I was able to contact my instructors, tutors, advisors, and librarians virtually and through email.

Beth D., BSN Candidate, 2020
Tuition

Nursing student taking online class on laptop

STEP ONE: COLLEGE ADMISSION
To be considered for admission to the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing major, you must first be admitted to Mercy College of Health Sciences. Learn more about admission to Mercy College. Complete our FREE online Mercy College application in just a few clicks. If you are planning to transfer credits, please visit our transfer page to learn more.

STEP TWO: PROGRAM ADMISSION
To be admitted to the RN to BSN major, students must:

  • Submit a copy of an active license to practice as a Registered Nurse3
  • Have completed all Mercy College Core requirements except for Servant Leadership and Statistics*

*Students who have earned a previous associate or bachelor's degree are considered to have met all Mercy College of Health Sciences Core requirements except for Servant Leadership.

The following courses are required to graduate from the RN to BSN major. Additional coursework may be required depending on your individual situation. A suggested course sequence is also included, which allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 12 months through part-time enrollment for just $10,000. Students must also satisfy all Core requirements.

Quarter 1

NSG 404 - Program Orientation and Professional Writing (1 cr)
NSG 413 - Holistic Nursing (3 cr)
NSG 416 - Information and Financial Management in Nursing (3 cr)

Quarter 2

NSG 418 - Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 cr)
NSG 425 - Advocacy and Health Policy (3 cr)

Quarter 3

NSG 426 - Genomics, Aging and End of Life Care (3 cr)
NSG 481 - Community Health Nursing (4 cr)

Quarter 4

NSG 483 - Theories of Leadership and Management (3 cr)
NSG 485 - BSN Professional Nursing Practice (3 cr)

TOTAL: 26 MAJOR CREDITS
 

 

MercyPLUS offers four convenient start dates to match your needs. The next opportunity for you to enroll is right around the corner! With courses offered year-round, you can graduate quickly or take your time, depending on what matches your schedule. View our full upcoming Academic Calendar. 

FALL: October
WINTER: January
SPRING: April
SUMMER: July


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1Completion time varies depending on each student's unique situation. 
 
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses.
 
3The RN to BSN program requires students to maintain a current and unencumbered RN license throughout the entirety of this program. Students will be dismissed from the program if their RN license is suspended, surrendered or revoked. Upon the reinstatement of their RN license a student would be considered for re-admission to the RN to BSN program given the criteria outlined above.

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