RN to BSN Program

Program Features

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

Admission Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing
  • Current and valid Iowa RN License
  • 2.7 minimum G.P. A or higher
  • 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
  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Must have at least 3 years work experience in ANY field

Admission Opportunities

  • Winter 2014 Application Deadline by December 22th, 2013.  Classes start January 6th
  • Spring 2014 Application Deadline by January 29th, 2013.  Classes start February 11th

Accelerated Format
Courses are offered one night per week or one Saturday morning per week for either a 5-week or 10-week block. This innovative format allows you to focus on one class at a time instead of juggling coursework of  two, three or even four classes which are typical of a traditional college course 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
Monday through Friday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM or Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  These class times will allow students to maintain a job, family, and still pursue their degree.

Classroom Instruction
Get instruction in person, with professors face to face, interacting with fellow students.

Transfer Friendly
We accept transfer credits up to 60 credit hours in most cases with up to 75 credit hours from Kirkwood Community College and Hawkeye Community College. 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.

For more information, please email advance@mtmercy.edu.