School of Nursing

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Overview

Mount Saint Mary College is proud of its highly respected nursing programs and the faculty who teach in the program. The School 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 specialties.

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 Practitioners.

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.

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, 202-887-6791.

Nursing at the Mount

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.

Program requirements

If you are considering the nursing program, it is important to understand the admission requirements and expectations. The School 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 year:

  • BIO 1030/1040: Anatomy & Physiology I/II with grades of C or better
  • CHM 1050/1060: Introduction to Chemistry I/II with grades of C or better
  • PSY 1010: General Psychology
  • SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology

Additional requirements:

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Complete the TEAS - V test (Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC)

Additionally, a student’s overall academic performance may be considered in assessing their eligibility for the nursing program.

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.

Career Options
 

  • Nursing
  • Health administration
  • Nursing education
  • Research
  • Independent practice

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