RN-BSN Nursing Online Program | Mercy College

RN-BSN Nursing Online Program


Nursing Core Courses
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
NUR 304 Transitions in Professional Nursing 3
NUR 324 Nursing Informatics 3
NUR 374 Population Health Assessment 3
NUR 384 Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 414 Current Issues in Nursing 3
NUR 434 Community Health Nursing 3
NUR 444 Global Focused Nursing Care 3
NUR 494 Nursing Leadership 3
Total Nursing Core Courses 24

Note: Online coursework. 39 credit hours are granted as block credit for completion of a Diploma or ASN degree completion and licensure as an RN. *Students must complete at least 36 credit hours at Mercy College prior to degree completion to attain residency. *All students must have verified and active RN licensure prior to taking nursing program courses.

General Education
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 210 Microbiology 4
BIO 220 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 221 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 101* English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HUM/SOC Humanities Elective 3
MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 201 Lifespan Psychology 3
REL 290 Medical Ethics 3
REL Religious Studies Elective 3
Total General Education 36

Note: * Students who do not have transfer credit for ENG 101 may earn credit through testing. Humanities = Art, Communication, English, Foreign Language, History, Music & Religious Studies Social Sciences = Psychology & Sociology

Additional Electives
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Additional Electives
Total Credit Hours 21

Note: 12 credit hours of electives must be from 300/400 level

Blocked Credit
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Blocked Credit for RN Licensure and Associate degree or Diploma
Total Credit Hours 39


Students are responsible for completing the minimum requirements associated with completing a bachelor’s degree from Mercy College, which can be reviewed in the college catalog. Students must complete at least 36 credit hours at Mercy College prior to graduation to attain residency

All nursing core courses are offered at a minimum of once per calendar year.
Full-time students can complete nursing core courses in twelve months.
All nursing core courses are 100% online.
Pre-requisite courses and general education courses may be offered in limited capacity in the online environment, and must be completed prior to graduation.  

It is recommended that registered nurses interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Program discuss the proposed program with an admissions or nursing program representative, as additional courses may be warranted. The program is subject to change.