Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Mount Saint Mary College is proud of its highly respected
nursing programs and the faculty who teach in the program. The
Division of Nursing is approaching 100% doctoral preparation of all
full time faculty. The adjunct faculty are experienced, skilled
clinicians representing a broad spectrum of nursing and healthcare
The Mount offers five educational tracks in nursing;
traditional, accelerated adult degree, fully online RN to BS, LPN
to RN, and Master in Nursing programs.
- The traditional program admits students who will complete their
degree in the customary four year timeframe.
- The accelerated program is an evening and weekend
program designed especially for the adult learner.
- The RN to BS program is for
registered nurses, already licensed, who wish to attain a Bachelor
of Science degree in nursing.
- The LPN to BS program is for licensed practical
nurses who are interested in expanding their nursing knowledge to
that of a baccalaureate prepared registered nurse.
- A Master of Science in Nursing was added to
the educational degrees awarded at Mount Saint Mary College in
1996. The Master of Science in Nursing degree prepares nurses to
enter the healthcare arena as Nurse Practioners.
The Mount's nursing program has achieved accreditation from the
prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The
rigorous accreditation process supports continuing growth and
improvement of collegiate professional education and
post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs. The CCNE granted
accreditation of the baccalaureate degree program in nursing for
the term of 10 years to December 31, 2019.
Nursing at the Mount
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The nursing program at the Mount has more than 40 affiliating
clinical sites and organizations where hands-on experience is
provided to our students throughout their clinical rotations.
Supplementing the actual clinical experience is a
state-of-the-art Nursing Learning Resource Center with computerized
human patient simulators. This center provides an environment for
hands-on experiential learning to develop not only skills, but
critical thinking, decision making, and teamwork.
If you are considering the nursing program, it is important to
understand the admission requirements and expectations. The
Division of Nursing wants students who attend the program to have
the best opportunity for success; to that end, a series of
pre-existing requirements are summarized below.
Traditional students are expected to complete the following six
courses in their freshman year or the equivalent of the freshman
- BIO 1030/1040: Anatomy & Physiology I/II with grades of C
- CHM 1050/1060: Introduction to Chemistry I/II with grades of C
- PSY 1010: General Psychology
- SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology
- Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
- Complete the TEAS - V test (Assessment Technologies Institute,
Additionally, a student’s overall academic performance may be
considered in assessing their eligibility for the nursing
Where Mount nursing graduates are employed
Many Mount graduates are employed in affiliating hospitals and
healthcare organizations. Locally, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital,
Orange Regional Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Danbury
Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital, Westchester County Medical
Center, and White Plains hospitals among others have all hired
Mount graduates and often comment on the excellent preparation the
Mount students receive. Rarely do Mount nursing graduates stay
unemployed for any length of time.
- Health administration
- Nursing education
- Independent practice