Susan LaRocco

Welcome Message from the Interim Dean, Nursing

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Mercy College Nursing Program, I invite you to explore the possibilities. Whether you are planning to become an RN or looking to further your career in nursing, we have a program for you. Our traditional prelicensure program prepares students to take the RN licensing exam while providing a robust college experience with opportunities to participate in sports and clubs. The accelerated second-degree program, offered primarily on weekends or weekdays on the Bronx campus, allows students with a previous bachelor’s degree to complete their BS in nursing in five semesters. Masters’ programs are designed for nurses to gain career enhancing credentials. All our programs are taught by experienced faculty who are focused on your success. We look forward to welcoming you into the world of Mercy nursing.

Susan LaRocco PhD MBA RN FNAP
Interim Dean, Nursing

Nursing Fast Facts


Mercy College houses both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Our undergraduate programs will prepare students for licensure and get you started treating patients. Our graduate programs help students grow their skills to treat patients in a more advanced way, be a health care leader or treat the next generation of nurses.  

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Nursing students engaged in learning

Clinical Simulation & Learning Labs

The interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Learning Lab, a 12,000 square foot facility dedicated to hands-on training in the health professions, teaches future nurses how to get the job done using state-of-the-art technology.

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Nursing at Mercy Highlights

Simulation and learning labs

RN to B.S. Degree

If you have a nursing license and practice in the field, this fully online program will help you earn a bachelor's degree on your time and at a discount off the standard tuition rate.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

One of our newest programs, advanced practice nurses can learn the skills they need to practice private care. This opens the door to a wide range of employment possibilities and could lead to better pay, too.

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Full-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty

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