Mercy College receives grant to expand RN to BSN program

Kathryn Bubrig

Mercy College of Ohio has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Board of Nursing, Nurse Education Grant Program (NEGP) to hire two full-time faculty members specifically to teach in the RN to BSN program.

The additional faculty will allow the program to increase enrollment by 63% over the next two years.

The RN to BSN program is the fastest growing program at Mercy College in large part due to the demand for BSN-prepared nurses. The streamlined curriculum and the online format are an appealing option for working RNs.

The purpose of the Nurse Education Grant Program is to address the nursing shortage within the state of Ohio by supporting nurse education programs in their efforts to increase enrollment capacity of nursing students and nursing educators.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to increase student enrollment leading to more BSN prepared graduates to meet the needs of Ohio healthcare systems,” said Elizabeth Sprunk, PhD, RN, dean of Nursing and Allied Health. 

Learn more about the RN to BSN program.

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