Nov 23, 2020  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing (ASDBS), B.S.


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Deborah Hunt, Ph.D., RN, Associate Dean of Nursing
 dhunt4@mercy.edu

Susan Wilson, ANP, RN., Executive Director of Nursing 
swilson53@mercy.edu

Note: Changes to this page have been made. Please see the Catalog Addendum  for more information. 

Bachelor of Science- Second Degree Nursing

General Liberal Arts and Sciences  
General Education Requirements 51 credits

Nursing Prerequisites

A&P II with Lab (BIOL 131  and BIOL 131A ),
Chemistry or Genetics, 
Human Development or Psychology,
and Microbiology (BIOL 265 

 

13 credits (in transfer)

Lower Division Nursing* 43 credits
Upper Division Nursing 15 credits
Total 122 credits

Admissions Requirements


  1. BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university
  2. GPA of 3.0 or above is required
  3. Applicants with international education are required to have their earned credits evaluated by NACES to be comparable to United States standards.
  4. Personal Statement (500 word essay)
  5. One Personal Reference

 

Total: 43 Credits


Total: 15 Credits


Total Major Credits: 58


Progression Criteria


Once accepted as a B.S. Nursing major, students are required to achieve a ‘B-’ or better in all clinical nursing courses and a grade of ‘C’ in prerequisite science courses and maintain an overall GPA as follows for non-nursing courses:

 

First Year

GPA 2.2 or above

Second Year

GPA 2.4 or above

Third Year

GPA 2.4 or above

Fourth Year

GPA 2.4 or above

Nursing Courses

GPA must be at 2.67 or higher

Students will not progress to the next level of the program if they do not meet the above criteria. 

Program Policies


  • The readmission policy applies to students dismissed from the Mercy College nursing programs.
  • The admission policy applies to students dismissed from other nursing programs.
  • Readmission or admission is only offered once. If a student is dismissed a second time from the nursing program, they may not reapply.

Readmission Policy

A student dismissed from the nursing program at Mercy College because of academic criteria may apply for readmission 1-3 years from the date of the academic dismissal.
Students must meet all the current admission criteria to be considered for readmission to the nursing program.

Admission Policy

A student dismissed from other nursing programs for academic reasons may apply for admission to the nursing program at Mercy College. Applicants must meet the current admission requirements at Mercy College. Students must have a grade of C or better in a transferred course(s). 

The Nursing Program may accept up to 6-credits in transfer for the courses listed below (courses must be taken within 5 years of starting the program):

  • Nursing Research
  • Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Contemporary Topics

Readmission to the College (Mercy College Students) or Admission (Applicants dismissed from other nursing schools)

The Applicant must:

  • Apply to the Office of Admissions 1-3 years from the dismissal date.
  •  Submit a personal statement addressed to the Readmissions Committee (Admissions,PACT and Nursing) requesting readmission or admission to the Nursing Program for a specific semester and year.
    The letter should also contain the following information:
    • Reasons for dismissal from the program
    • Explanation of contributing factors that led to dismissal
    • Discussion about your academic readiness to begin the nursing program
    • Plans to achieve academic success
    • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting eligibility for readmission to the nursing program

Readmission to the Program

  • Work with PACT mentor to initiate a review for possible readmission to the Nursing Program.
  • Submit a personal statement addressed to the Readmissions Committee (Admissions, PACT and Nursing) requesting readmission or admission to the Nursing Program for a specific semester and year.
    The letter should also contain the following information:
    • Reasons for dismissal from the program
    • Explanation of contributing factors that led to dismissal
    • Discussion about your academic readiness to begin the nursing program.
    • Plans to achieve academic success
  • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting eligibility for readmission to the nursing program.

Students who are successful in their readmission or admission to the Mercy College nursing program, are required to adhere to academic requirements and maintain the required GPA for program progression and completion.

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