Starting fall 2016, Mercy College will be delivering its Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree during evenings and weekends.
Students will be prepared for an entry-level role as a registered nurse practicing with holistic skills and competencies in settings such as hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities.
The new offering provides part-time study, two-nights-a-week in class with completion of nursing clinical rotations on Saturdays. The core courses are arranged for study over six semesters with liberal arts and science courses completed in advance. With the change, students will have increased flexibility and time to continue daytime commitments. Evening nursing courses will begin at 5:30 p.m., while Saturday clinical rotations will begin at 7:00 a.m.
Upon completion of the nursing major, students will be eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) Exam.
This nursing major is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Mercy College is the only Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).