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Make a bigger impact today. Nurses with 3+ years of experience with a current and valid RN license can enroll in our RN-BSN program for working professionals.

Expand your knowledge and abilities

Built for RN's with three years experience Mount Mercy's RN-BSN program, with 18-24 month average completion, allows you to obtain your BSN by building on skills you already have.

Upon completion of the application process, the RN-BSN advisor assists students in establishing the most appropriate program of study. The program is designed to include the granting of credit for past learning and consideration of the needs of adult learners. 

Program objectives include:

  • Respect and value the dignity of human life
  • Appropriately implement selected nursing interventions
  • Integrate knowledge derived from liberal arts, science, and nursing in professional nursing practice


In accordance with the Iowa Articulation Plan for Nursing Education, RN to Baccalaureate, Mount Mercy offers a plan of study tailored for working RN's with three years of experience to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in a quicker timeline.

There's no need to wait months to start taking classes. At Mount Mercy, we have nine start dates throughout the year, and class blocks are every five weeks.

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Transfer your credits

  • Transfer up to 86 credits from an Iowa community college if you have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or up to 75 credits from a non-Iowa community college or up to 93 credits from a regionally accredited 4-year university.
  • Students may transfer up to 60 credits from College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and 30 credits for your life experience using the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) portfolio documentation
  • Veterans may also earn credit for military training via the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

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