15-month Accelerated BSN program available at Mercy College

The pandemic has heightened the need for and the role of nurses. The desire to help others and to have more secure employment is leading many to consider nursing as a career. Recent college graduates or those who have been out of college for some time who want to become a nurse have a faster option at Mercy College of Ohio.

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 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 2021 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 of whom 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.

The demand for nurses has reached levels not seen in over 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 RN-BSN and RN to MSN programs 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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