School of Health & Natural Sciences

Nursing (RN to BS and RN-BS-MS)
Bachelor's Degree

Program available online
The Mercy College bachelor of science degree in nursing is designed for registered nurses who have graduated from an associate's degree or a diploma program in nursing, planning to return to school for a bachelor's degree.


We are pleased to share our Fall 2013 Nursing Program Newsletter.  We encourage you to read the issue and watch the video to learn about the activities of our faculty and students.





Career Opportunities

Graduates of the RN-BS program enjoy the opportunities of professional advancement, and recognition from colleagues and employers. Mercy College graduates practice at healthcare agencies such as Montefiore Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, Rockland Psychiatric Hospital, Armed Forces, Visiting Nurse Service, among others.


Dobbs Ferry and entirely online except community nursing clinical setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I'm not yet a nurse, can I come to Mercy?
The program is designed for registered nurses. If you donít have your nursing degree you can attend one of the nursing schools we are articulated with. The programs we are affiliated are:
After obtaining your associate's degree, and license as an RN you can apply to our RN-BS program.
How long does it take to complete the RN-BS program?
One to two years full-time. For part-time students, it usually takes two to three years.
Do I need to meet with anyone in admissions?
After submitting your application, you should set up an interview with the nursing program director or designee. Your transcripts will be evaluated, and you will be academically advised.
Is there financial aid available?
Yes. Mercy College offers a wide variety of financial aid programs, both economically need based and academic. In addition, information regarding other financial aid opportunities can be found at the following links:
Who do I contact for more information about the nursing programs?
Peggy C. Tallier, program director,, 914-674-7218 or Jennifer Garvey, administrative assistant,, 914-674-7865.