MCCC: Nursing to RN to BSN Transfer Advising Guide

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Nursing (A.S.) from Mercer County Community College to RN to BSN (B.S.) at Rider University

Nursing, A.S.
RN to BSN, B.S. (120 Credits)
BIO 103 Anatomy & Physiology I

4 BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
BIO 221L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 CMP 120 Expository Writing 3
Math Elective  Suggest:
MAT 125 Elementary Statistics I 1 (3)
3/4 MATH-CORE Ʊ 3/4
CHE 107 General &  Physiological Chemistry 4 CHE-1XX Chemistry Elective Ʊ 4
  14/15   14/15
BIO 104 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 BIO 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
BIO 222L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 CMP 125 Research Writing 3
NRS 111 Clinical Reasoning in Nursing Practice 1 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 1
NRS 112 Concepts of Nursing Practice 6 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 6
  14   14
BIO 201 Microbiology 4 BIO 315 Medical Microbiology 4
NRS 125 Concepts of Nursing Practice II 8 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 8
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY100 Introduction to Psychology 3
  15   15
NRS 225 Concepts of Nursing Practice III 8 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 8
Social Science General Education Elective Suggest:
PSY 207 Devel. Psychology: Across the Life Span
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3 Free Elective Ʊ
PSY 230 Devel. Child Psychology I – Child
SOC 101 Sociological Imagination
  11   11
NRS 235  Concepts of Nursing Practice IV 8 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 8
General Education Elective 2 Suggest:
PHI 102 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 205 Moral Choices
3 Free Elective Ʊ

PHL 202 Social Philosophy
  11   11
TOTAL 65/66 TOTAL 65/66

Rider Course Option:
COM-104, Speech Communication (3)  OR
PSY-105, Intro. to Research in Psychology (3) Pre-requisite at Rider – PSY-100, Introduction to Psychology
Rider Course Option: Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Mercer; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree.  The selected course  allows the student to experience first-hand the academic environment at Rider.  See Mercer or Rider Transfer Representatives. Contact information below.                                                                    

Mercer County Community College Footnotes
1 MAT 135, 140 (4 Credits), or 200 (3 credits) are acceptable alternatives
2 PHI 102 or 205 recommended
The Mercer Nursing Curriculum has been revised for Fall 2015; please note that this new Transfer Advising Guide reflects the new academic changes.

Rider University Footnotes
Ʊ Students have a number of options to fulfill this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer credit Mercer students must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.
Please consult a Rider Admission Representative as early as possible in the academic transfer process to maximize the efficiency of credit transfer from Mercer to Rider.
Rider, through this document has amended the Transfer Advising Guide to reflect the new Nursing curriculum changes in 2016 at Mercer.
Mercer students must achieve successful completion of the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing that results in licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes*
(if course can be taken at Mercer, indicate course number)
Nursing 400 Professionalism & Professional Values 3  
Nursing 401 Organizational & Healthcare Systems Leadership 3  
Nursing 402 Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice 3  
Nursing 403 Information Mgmt. & Application of Patient Care Technology 3  
Nursing 404 Healthcare Policy, Finance & Regulatory Environments 3  
Nursing 405 Interprofessional Collaboration & Communication for Improving Healthcare Outcome’s 3  
Nursing 406 Population Health & Clinical Prevention Across the Lifespan 3  
Nursing 407 Cultural Diversity in a Global Society 3  
Nursing 408 Gerontological Nursing Concepts for an Aging Society 3  
Nursing 409 Capstone/Evidence-Based Microsystem Practice Change* 3  
Total 30  
The Rider University B.S. in Nursing (BSN) degree totals 120 credits.  In addition to the 30 credit Nursing Core Curriculum (as listed above) the Mercer student may need to take additional credits to meet the Rider University degree.

*This course is typically completed in a health care setting.

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Transfer Services
Mercer County Community College
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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
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Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Sean Levin
Bart Luedeke Center - Suite 31