Why come to the Mount for a master's degree in nursing?
- Our established reputation for nursing excellence
- Our highly-qualified faculty are successful and
- You can start your degree in any session (fall, summer,
- Early evening classes that meet one evening per week
- Blended online courses offer greater flexibility
- Complete your master's as a part- or full-time student in 2.5 -
The Mount's School of Nursing offers the master of science in
nursing in two nurse practitioner programs: the adult nurse
practitioner (ANP) and the family nurse practitioner
(FNP). All students take an advanced practice nursing core of
- Students in the adult nurse practitioner major
take 27 credits in their major, including 500-600 hours of
precepted clinical practice.
- Students in the family nursing practitioner
major take 30 credits in this major, including 600-700 hours of
precepted clinical practice.
You can view the Admissions requirements and
Upon successful completion of all course requirements, the
college awards the master of science in adult or family health.
Completing the program allows graduates to sit for national
certification exams in adult or family health.
Mount alumni: Ask about our 25% reduction in
tuition costs for Mount grads.
Based on the most recent data, 90% of students typically
complete the master of science in nursing within four years of
entrance. Responses to a survey administered six months after
graduation reported that 100% of the respondents who received a
master's degree in nursing were employed full time.
When you earn your master of science in nursing, you'll be ready
for a career in practice, teaching, research, or doctoral
study. You will also be much in demand, as the need for nurse
practitioners is at an all-time high, and is expected to continue
for many years to come.
The Mount's School of nursing programs have achieved
accreditation from the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE). As a voluntary, self‑ regulatory process, CCNE
accreditation encourages continuing self‑assessment by nursing
programs. CCNE supports continuing growth and improvement of
collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse
The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in
nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate at Mount Saint Mary
College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036,
Post-master's nurse practitioner certificate programs
The Mount now offers a post-master's certificate in family nurse
practitioner or adult nurse practitioner, designed for registered
nurses holding a master's degree in nursing.
For more information on admissions, degree requirements,
applications, and courses, please contact us by phone at
845-569-3225, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gainful Employment Programs
The Mount has a post-master's degree certificate in two
nursing programs that qualifies for the new Federal Gainful
Employment regulations. The CIP code is 511.699. The date that the
last cohort completed was May, 2010; in which we had two students
start the program, and one complete. This equates to a 50% rate of
completion. Our data indicates that both students went on to
working in the Nursing profession, equalling a 100% placement
Records show that neither students borrowed private
alternative loans for their tuition. Neither student borrowed any
funds through the Mount's Monthly Payment Plan or MPP; their known
amount of indebtedness is zero. The Nursing Certificate program
does not qualify for Federal Title IV funding.
The expected cost of the program for one year (part-time
studies, 6 credit hours each for fall/spring) will be $9,080 for
part-time tuition + fees, plus an additional $500. estimated cost
for books. This brings the estimated cost for this program to
$9,580 for one year of part-time study. Please contact the Student
Account Office for costs of full-time study.