NURSING AND GENERAL EDUCATION ADMISSIONS
Through our online degree completion and blended study abroad programs, explore life beyond your home community and take your education to international urban and remote areas of the world. You’ll be playing a critical role for the communities being served, while helping to improve living conditions as well as the health and wellbeing of those most in need. You'll also form new friendships, develop personally and professionally, as well as experience something only a few people get the opportunity to do.
The Mission College of Health Sciences (MCHS) offers fully online, cohort-based, certificate, baccalaureate degree programs, high school dual enrollment, and blended study abroad for professionals wanting to advance their careers in healthcare and related industries. High school students, all college majors, and members of the community are welcome to participate in our study abroad programs to offer help and support to the global populations we serve. Please compare the uniqueness, quality, flexibility, and affordability of our programs and let us know if you have any questions or need for clarification.
2022 APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Summer 2022 - Nursing/All Other Programs
(Semester begins May 2nd, 2022)
Deadline is May 2nd , 2022
June 2022 Study Abroad
Deadline is April 15th, 2022
Fall 2022 - Nursing/All Other Programs
(Semester begins August 1st, 2022)
Deadline is August 1st , 2022
2023 APPLICATION DEADLINES:
January 2023 Study Abroad
Deadline is August 15th, 2022
Spring 2023 Nursing/All Other Programs
(Semester begins January 9th, 2023)
Deadline is January 9th, 2023
June 2023 Study Abroad
Deadline is March 15th, 2023
Summer 2023 - Nursing/All Other Programs
(Semester begins May 1st, 2023)
Deadline is May 1st , 2023
Dual Enrollment Program (DEP)
High School Courses for College Credit
The Dual Enrollment Program at Mission College of Health Sciences allows students to earn college credit while in high school for select courses. Students can take classes in many areas, including high demand career fields like nursing, as well in specialty-focus areas like Psychology, Statistics, and Research.
High school students take these classes for several reasons. First, we are very affordable (no tuition, only pay for competency testing).
We are also entirely online thus making course completion convenient. By successfully passing the course, students can earn credit toward their college degrees, saving time and money. Similarly, credits allow students to skip introductory classes once they start college, and these courses help high schoolers gain admission to competitive colleges.
The course names and descriptions can be found below. Taking dual enrollment classes show colleges that an applicant can complete college-level work!
Healthcare Missions (clinician and non-clinician options)
A certificate in Healthcare Missions prepares the individual to serve and/or lead a mission initiative to support care for patients in underdeveloped and developing regions of the world (at home and abroad) usually through coordination and collaboration with religious groups or churches, non-profit organizations and humanitarian groups.
Healthcare missionaries provide much needed basic healthcare in areas of the world that may not have access to medical technology or necessary resources such as antibiotics, vaccines or even clean drinking water. In addition to providing healthcare services, healthcare missionaries also provide spiritual care and encouragement for their patients.
General Education Courses
General education provides students the opportunity to develop understandings, abilities, values, and attributes which enable them to apply their knowledge, skills, and talents to make judicious decisions and to analyze and solve human problems within a global community.
General education is that part of education which encompasses the common knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by each individual to be effective as a person, a family member, a worker, and a citizen. General education is integrated with, but different in emphasis and approach from special training for a job or a profession. Further, general education for a health professions, degree completion program should build on and incorporated prior learning for the adult student.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
As the United States prepares to meet increased demand for healthcare due to a large and aging population, the responsibilities of nurses are rapidly increasing. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the leading independent, evidence-based scientific advisors in the medical industry, is pushing for 80% of RNs worldwide to have BSNs. As of February 2019, 56% of RNs in the U.S. had a BSN or higher degree, according to the Campaign for Nursing’s Future, an initiative of the Center to Champion Nursing in America.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
RN to BSN
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program is designed for registered nurses with a previous associate degree or diploma, and current, unrestricted RN licensure, who wish to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in the professional field of nursing. This RN-BSN program includes coursework and behavioral objectives that focus on the development of the nurse's role as a global practitioner, researcher, and leader.
Thank you for applying to Mission College of Health Sciences (MCHS). Please review the following information, and then proceed to application below. Applications are reviewed based on a completed application for all programs, plus:
For the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)
High school diploma or equivalent
An overall college GPA of 2.5 or higher
It is recommended all applicants meet the following additional criteria (conditional acceptance is possible if student does not meet all items):
Completion of all HS English required courses
Intermediate HS Algebra or completion of any college-level math
Completion of HS Anatomy and Physiology
Completion of HS Chemistry
Documentation from a healthcare provider stating that you have a positive Hepatitis B Antibody titer, or have completed the Hepatitis B vaccine series and are a “non-responder” to the vaccine. You must allow a minimum of 6 months to complete this process
(recommended) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification
(recommended) Verification of current employment in a health setting
For the RN to BSN Degree:
Proof of graduation from a US accredited college or nursing diploma program
Proof of current/unencumbered nursing licensure
Verification of current employment as a Registered Nurse
The MCHS College Catalog contains detailed program information, current policies, and course descriptions.