RN-BSN Program

Program Features

  • Evening & Weekend Class Schedule
  • Complete in 18-24 months
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Classroom Instruction (4 hours a week)
  • Transfer Friendly
  • Accelerated Format

Admission Requirements

  • Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing from a regionally accredited college
  • Current and valid RN License within the United States
  • Employed at least half-time in the nursing field
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission
  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all schools previously attended.
    • Please send to Accelerated Programs | Basile Hall | Mount Mercy University | 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE Cedar Rapids, IA  52402-4797

Admission Opportunities

  • Spring Application Deadline is December 1. Classes start in early January.
  • Fall Application Deadline is July 1. Classes start in late August.

Accelerated Format
Courses are offered one night per week or one Saturday morning per week for either a 5-week or 10-week session. This innovative format allows you to focus on one class at a time instead of juggling coursework of two, three or even four classes typical of a traditional college format. The majority of your nursing core classes will be offered on a Wednesday night, with general education classes fluctuating throughout the weekday and Saturday schedule.

Evening & Weekend Class Schedule
Courses are offered Monday through Thursday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM or Saturday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  These class times allow you to maintain a job, family, and still pursue your degree.

Classroom Instruction
Interact with faculty and nursing professionals in a face-to-face learning environment.  The classroom allows for high-level discussions, bringing theory and application together while connecting to your professional experiences.

Transfer Friendly
We accept up to 61.5 credit hours from your Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing program.  If you have a Bachelor degree in another field plus your Associate Degree in Nursing, you may be able to complete the program in as little as 12 months.


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