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  • B.S. in Accelerated Second Degree Nursing

    Explore our Accelerated Second Degree Nursing B.S.
    See how you can redirect your career and make a difference.
    Degree:
    B.S.
    School:
    School of Health and Natural Sciences
    Location:
    Bronx
    Credits:
    122

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Accelerated Second Degree Nursing B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 51 Credits
Nursing Prereqisites 13 Credits

(in transfer)
A&P with Lab/BIOL 131/131A
Chemistry or Genetics
Human Development or Developmental Psychology
Micorbiology/BIOL 265

Lower Division Nursing * 43 Credits
Major Concentration
Upper Division Nursing 15 Credits
Total 122 Credits

Nursing

Lower Division Nursing Courses

  • NURS 198 Health Assessment and Health Promotion
  • NURS 198A Health Assessment and Health Promotions lab
  • NURS 200 Fundamentals of Nursing
  • NURS 200A Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
  • NURS 200S Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Experience and Clinical Simulation
  • NURS 220 Pharmacology for Nurses
  • NURS 220A Pharmacology for Nurses Lab
  • NURS 225 Pediatric & Parent Child Nursing
  • NURS 225A Pediatric/Parent-Child Nursing Lab
  • NURS 225S Pediatric/Parent-Child Nursing Clinical Experience and Clinical Simulation
  • NURS 240 Medical Surgical Nursing I
  • NURS 240A Medical Surgical Nursing I Lab
  • NURS 240S Medical Surgical Nursing I - Clinical Experience and Clinical Simulation
  • NURS 241 Medical Surgical Nursing II
  • NRUS 241A Medical Surgical Nursing II Lab
  • NURS 241S Medical Surgical Nursing II - Clinical Experience and Clinical Simulation
  • NURS 250 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 250S Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Clinical Experience and Clinical Simulation
  • NURS 251 Community Health Nursing: Advocacy for Population Health
  • NURS 251S Community Health Nursing: Advocacy for Population Health - Clinical Experience and Clinical Simulation
  • NURS 367 Pathophysiology and Clinical Reasoning for Nursing

Upper Division Nursing Courses

  • NURS 361 Contmp Topics Prof Nursing
  • NURS 363 Nurs Resrch Evdnc Bsd Prof Nur
  • NURS 364 Nursing Informatics
  • NURS 365 Intro to Health Policy
  • NURS 366 Leadership & Management
Academic Program Sequence Map

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What is the first step in the admissions process?
Students are able to apply with the Mercy College Undergrad Application (mercy.edu/apply-now) or Common App (https://www.commonapp.org/school/mercy-college).
Do I need to meet with anyone from admissions?
Students are not required to meet with anyone from admissions.
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: Tylenol Scholarships (http://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship); AACN-RN AACN Members Scholarship (http://www.aacn.org/wd/memberships/ content/scholarship-information-instructions.pcms?menu=membership#Eligibility); National Black Nurses Association (http://www.nbna.org/content.asp?contentid=82); National Hispanic Nurses Association (http://www.nahnnet.org/nahnscholarships.html); Minority Nurse (http://www.minoritynurse.com/scholarship/minority-nurse-magazine-scholarship-program).
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
Who do I contact for more information about the nursing programs?
Contact the Nursing Program office at 914.674.7865

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Overview

You've studied hard and earned a degree, but are thinking about making a change in your career path. 

The Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing is designed for students who already have a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field of study and will help you earn a Nursing degree quickly.

The Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing (ASDBS) is a pre-licensure nursing program for college graduates who want to become registered nurses (RN). Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing FAQS

What is the first step in the admissions process?
Students are able to apply with the Mercy College Undergrad Application (mercy.edu/apply-now) or Common App (https://www.commonapp.org/school/mercy-college).
Who do I contact for more information about the nursing programs?
Contact the Nursing Program office at 914.674.7865

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Fast Facts

  • Students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam at completion of the program
  • Full-time students able to complete the program in 18 months (5 semesters of study through summer)
  • Program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field of study

Career Opportunities

Job growth for registered nurses is increasing faster than average, and evolving health care demands in the US promise continued growth.

Students are prepared for work as nurses in community and hospital settings. 

The Nursing Program at Mercy College

Just listen and watch as students in our nursing program describe their education: personal, cutting edge, and preparing them for success!

Admission Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Personal Statement (500 words - Why you want to become a nurse)

Please note: Applicants with under a 3.0 GPA can apply to this program. Students may be considered for an admissions interview at the discretion of the Nursing program.

If you are considered, a Program Director will contact you. 

Prerequisite Course Requirements
  • Anatomy II with lab
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology or Human development
  • Genetics or Chemistry

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  1. Integrate concepts from liberal arts and sciences as the basis for nursing education and the practice of professional nursing.
  2. Demonstrate leadership strategies that promote quality improvement, client safety and organizational effectiveness that promotes health. 
  3. Evaluate the levels of evidence that guide scholarship and evidence based practice in professional nursing. 
  4. Explore ethical management of data, information, knowledge and technology to facilitate professional nursing care. 
  5. Investigate healthcare policies and practices, finances, costs and regulations that influence professional nursing and the general population while promoting advocacy and social justice particularly for the vulnerable.
  6. Examine the implications of interprofessional communication and collaboration in improving health outcomes. 
  7. Examine the impact of clinical prevention on health promotion and disease prevention on population health. 
  8. Integrate the core values characteristic of professional nursing. 
  9. Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to the improvement in health outcomes while recognizing the diversity of culture, spirituality, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender and sexual orientation of all.