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Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. They are randomly listed in the blog section of this website. Enjoy!


From the Mount Mercy University website, 2023: “Mount Mercy University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is one of the longest-established and most-recognized baccalaureate nursing programs in Iowa.


“Mount Mercy offers high-quality, integrated theoretical nursing content, clinical lab simulation, and hands-on experience. Part of the Martin-Herold College of Nursing and Health, our full-time Nursing faculty are recognized as the best in their field. Nurses from local hospitals and agencies also serve as professors—bringing their real-world experience from the bedside into the classroom.



“What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in nursing? Earning your nursing degree is a pivotal step toward advancing in the field, expanding your career opportunities, and increasing your lifelong earning potential.

Nursing majors contribute in the field in many different ways, from hospitals to clinics, to home care and community programs. With your nursing bachelor’s degree, you’ll be ready to serve in the community at every level—from direct patient care to nursing administration.


“Graduate prepared to pursue a path as a caregiver, clinical expert, policy maker, or faculty member. Mount Mercy graduates have gone on to work regionally and nationally.


“Why a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Mount Mercy? For 90+ years, Mount Mercy has been the standard for nursing excellence in Eastern Iowa. Our nurses are prepared to provide outstanding care, offer compassionate service, and continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy. As you work toward your Nursing bachelor’s degree, you’ll grow your professional network and become a leader in the field.


“Special programs for Nursing students: Through the MercyReady Program, Regional Medical Center RN Education Assistance Program, or UnityPoint Health Career Launch Program, you can receive financial support, gain paid work experience while you’re still in school, and graduate with a guaranteed nursing job waiting for you.


“What can you do in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program? Our nursing bachelor’s degree combines classroom learning with hands-on clinical experience. Work alongside professors who are practicing professionals. Gain beyond-the-classroom learning in our Clinical Simulation Laboratory (CSL).


“What will you learn in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program? Gain knowledge of everything from disease paths and the essentials of nutrition to pharmacotherapeutics and population-based nursing. Graduate with your Nursing degree prepared to succeed and lead change within the field.


“Our proven legacy of educating nurses for professional roles prepares Mount Mercy’s nursing graduates to achieve a NCLEX-RN national exam pass rate well above the national average.


“The nursing bachelor’s degree curriculum is based on the belief that socialization of nursing students into the profession is a journey that continues throughout and beyond their bachelor’s degree in nursing. The faculty has adopted “the hero’s journey” as presented by anthropologist Joseph Campbell as a unifying theme for the nursing curriculum.


“BSN Early Admission: BSN Early Admission to Mount Mercy’s nursing program is designed for high-achieving students. The policy allows early acceptance into Mount Mercy’s Bachelor of Science of Nursing program and the ability to complete the major in 3.5 years. Students must satisfactorily complete nursing prerequisite requirements to proceed into the nursing degree program.”


Mount Mercy is one of the 31 colleges featured in my new book (click image for information):



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