Misericordia University ABSN Requirements

Our accelerated nursing program is for motivated individuals who have true compassion for others and want to transition into the nursing field within an accelerated timeline.

To be eligible to enroll in our 16-month ABSN program in Pittsburgh, you must:

  • Hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or have completed a minimum of 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution and meet our core curriculum requirements (see below).
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (based on all transferable credit).
  • Complete all prerequisite courses within the specified grade requirements.

Students who have failed a required nursing course, or have been academically dismissed from a previously attended nursing program, would not qualify for our program.

Core Curriculum Requirements

The Core Curriculum requirements provide the foundational knowledge and skills for undergraduate education at the university. It is designed to ready students to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and embody the spirit of service.

All undergraduate students, including ABSN students, are required to complete a minimum of 49 credit hours of core courses from the following subject areas:

  • University Writing Seminar
  • Behavioral Science
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • History/Political Science
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Free elective credits

Full details about these requirements can be found on the University website. For a list of course equivalencies*, visit the myMU Transfer Equivalencies page.

Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field are exempt from Core Curriculum requirements. However, all prerequisite courses for nursing must be completed.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Misericordia University. The university will accept no more than 61 credits from any single or combination of associate degree programs. Only courses with a grade of C- (1.7) or better will be accepted for transfer. Grades earned at other institutions are not included in the student’s GPA at Misericordia University.

*Subject to change.

Talk to a Counselor

If you believe you have what it takes to excel in our ABSN program, we recommend you speak with an admissions counselor as soon as possible. He or she will be happy to walk you through the full scope of the application process.

For more information about our ABSN requirements, please contact an admissions counselor.

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