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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Mercy College of Ohio is designed to provide registered nurses with career mobility through professional development, leadership, and management skills in a convenient format. Graduates of the program are able to:
Incorporate core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life, and service in the practice of nursing
Integrate knowledge from physical, behavioral, and nursing sciences; humanities; and liberal arts as a basis for professional nursing practice
Use Self-Care-Deficit Theory of Nursing and nursing research to provide therapeutic nursing interventions that assist individuals, families, groups, and communities to obtain optimal health
Practice critical thinking through intellectual curiosity, rational inquiry, problem-solving skills, and creativity in the management and coordination of care
Integrate professional behavior in the multidimensional role of the nurse in a variety of settings
Provide holistic nursing care to diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities
Coordinate community resources to promote, maintain, and restore health in the individual, family, group, and community
Practice effective communication through the sharing of accurate information to positively affect care outcomes
This bachelor completion program requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer credits. 36 credits must be completed at Mercy.
Online nursing core courses: 24 credits
High school graduate or GED equivalent
Must have current and active RN license
Must be a resident of Ohio, Michigan, or Indiana, or a SARA approved state
All official transcripts of previous course work must show a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Must have a conferred associate degree in nursing, or diploma in nursing, from a program accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Not authorized for residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
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