15-month Accelerated BSN program begins at Mercy College

Denise Hudgin
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In an ongoing effort to meet the demand for nurses and the changing needs of individuals who want to pursue a career in healthcare, Mercy College of Ohio (Mercy College) will offer an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) for those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a degree field other than nursing. This new program will begin in May 2020 and applications for the 15-month program are now being accepted! Space is limited, and prerequisite coursework may be required.

“We are pleased to add this option for those who want to pursue a career in nursing. Mercy College has a high number of transfer students, some who already have degrees in other fields. This program provides them a faster path to become a nurse,” states Elizabeth Sprunk, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor and Dean of Nursing. She adds, “Recent college graduates may want to continue on while those who have been out of college for some time may want an entirely new career path.”

The demand for nurses has reached levels not seen in 80 years, and Mercy College is a top producer of pre-licensure nursing graduates in Ohio who make the eighth highest salary in the state with an average annual salary at $51,100. Those not interested in the accelerated path can choose from a day or evening/weekend associate degree program or a bachelor’s degree program. Those who have an RN license can continue their education in the RN-BSN program and for those who have a BSN, Mercy College offers a Master of Science in Nursing.

New or transfer students interested in nursing careers or other healthcare fields should visit or contact Admissions at or 1.888.80.MERCY.

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