North East offers new nursing initiative

A new dual enrollment program from Mercyhurst University – The North East Campus makes it easy and affordable for nurses to climb the career ladder and achieve their bachelor’s degree.

The new Associate of Science in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASN to BSN) program launched this fall. Unlike traditional four-year bachelor’s degree programs, this 2+2 approach allows students to become licensed as registered nurses two years into the program. That gives them a head start to earn more real-world experience – and a better salary – before graduating with their bachelor’s degree.

Here’s how it works: After completing the two-year ASN program, students sit for their RN licensure exam. Upon passing, they can obtain work as an RN while going on to a guaranteed seat in the university’s BSN program – a convenient, part-time program that blends in-person and online classes.

Tuition for the ASN to BSN program remains at the associate degree level throughout all four years. Additionally, many healthcare employers offer tuition reimbursement for nurses pursuing their BSN.

For more information about this new program, contact the admissions office at 814-725-6144.

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