The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University, located in Springfield, Missouri, offers degree programs in nursing, radiography, and health sciences, designed for students to pursue a health-care education in a Christ-centered environment.
Associate of Science in Nursing
The four-semester foundational Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) education program prepares students for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Also available within the ASN program is an ASN Bridge program for students who possess an LPN or Paramedic license. Students transferring from another accredited nursing school can take advantage of the Advanced Placement opportunities. While in the ASN program, students have the opportunity to participate in the BSN degree completion program; pursue both ASN and BSN degrees simultaneously; and graduate as early as one semester following completion of the ASN.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Designed with the working professional in mind, and easily accessible to current ASN students, the 31-hour Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program allows students to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing at their own pace. BSN nursing courses are fully online and available to ASN graduates wishing to complete their BSN. Current ASN students have the option to take up to two BSN courses per semester while simultaneously working on their ASN degree. Students with prior degrees may meet many of the general education courses requirements.
Master of Science in Nursing
Combining a unique blend of online courses, hybrid classes, and clinical experiences, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program provides advanced degree options for BSN graduates. MSN students have the opportunity to specialize in either nursing education or nursing administration.
Associate of Science in Radiography
The six-semester Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) degree program combines classroom instruction with extensive clinical experience into a two-year schedule. Graduates of the ASR program complete the requirements necessary to take a certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to become a Registered Technologist Radiography RT(R). Students in the ASR program also have the opportunity to be dually enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.
Associate of Health Sciences
The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers courses leading to the Associate of Science in Health Sciences – an option for students interested in completing a degree in the health sciences to compliment a certificate program (such as EMT, medical assisting, or paramedic) or gaining a foundation degree in the health sciences.
Bachelor of Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree is a degree-completion program for allied health professionals already in an established career, or for a student interested in pursuing a degree in health care. The web-based degree program is also readily available to students pursing the Associate of Science in Radiography.
The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences campus in Springfield provides conveniently scheduled general education and science pre-requisite coursework for all of its degree programs as well as a wide array of courses for adult learners who desire to begin or continue their education. General education coursework is offered in both traditional classroom settings and through online courses. Students in general education courses benefit from experienced professors in small classes.
The university offers a science incentive program to pre-nursing students. Students who take the pre-requisite science coursework through SBU can earn up to $500 per semester of ASN tuition credit, for up to four semesters.
Financial assistance through federal and state grant programs, as well as loans and other aid programs is available to students of the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Availability of funding is dependent on each individual student's financial need, status, and commitment to future employment. To qualify for maximum assistance, students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid process is the same for all Mercy College of Nursing and Health Science programs.
Charlie Hungerford, M.A.
Associate Director of Admissions
417.820.3272 | chungerford@SBUniv.edu
Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of SBU
4341 S Fremont
Springfield, MO 65804