Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing - Enroll Now!
The School of Nursing has long enjoyed a reputation for excellence of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The BSN degree, which prepares graduates to meet complex patient and family needs, is the educational requirement of the 21st century. Numerous healthcare and nursing organizations have asserted the need for a more educated nursing workforce. The BSN degree enables the student to acquire highly sophisticated knowledge and skill focusing on quality care that is evidenced-based, interdisciplinary and patient-centered. A BSN graduate, educated within the rich heritage of the liberal arts and Mercy heritage, is grounded with a comprehensive understanding of the human condition. Clinical experiences in a variety of community settings expand the student’s knowledge and relationship skills. Nurses can complete the BSN program as a full time or part time student with classes available during the day or evening hours.
Why choose a four-year nursing degree? There are many reasons. A baccalaureate degree is the preferred entry-level credential for today’s professional nurse, especially in the Philadelphia region. More and more employers today demand it because research shows that hospitals with a high proportion of bachelor’s-degree nurses have better patient outcomes. A four-year degree prepares you not only to be a nurse, but to be a nurse leader. You’re poised to achieve more in your career and continue your education if you choose.