Mount offers fully online bachelor's in nursing

September 09, 2013

Newburgh, NY -

Caitlyn Villafane

Caitlyn Villafane of Middletown, NY, takes online courses towards her bachelor of science (RN to BS) in nursing degree program.

Mount Saint Mary College now offers its RN to bachelor of science (RN to BS) in nursing degree program online.

A bachelor’s degree in nursing is a must-have credential for nurses interested in career advancement.

“At the Mount, we’ve been preparing nurses for 50 years,” explained Andrea Ackerman, nursing division chair. “Now we’re bringing that expertise to you online.”

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Mount’s RN to BS nursing degree program offers flexibility and convenience to busy students. The innovative online format makes it easier to arrange coursework with any schedule. Students work with faculty in person only during a brief, on-campus physical assessment session for practical skill building.

Caitlyn Villafane of Middletown, NY, a nurse at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, says that the online program gave her the opportunity to earn her degree while working and caring for her eight-month-old child.

“It’s just so convenient,” she said. “I usually wait until my daughter goes to sleep, and then do the homework.”

The Mount brings its tradition of personal attention into the digital world with a comprehensive orientation and ongoing support through the state-of-the-art learning management system, eClass. RN to BS candidates enjoy fast access to coursework, the college’s library, and national and international libraries.

Students can earn up to 30 credits in RN experience toward a bachelor's degree by completing the foundations of nursing bridge course.

In addition to pre-med, pre-dental and pre-veterinary tracks, and physical therapy, the Mount’s renowned nursing programs boast an NCLEX-RN pass rate that consistently outperforms the state average. The college provides the only four-year nursing program in the mid-Hudson area.

Enrollment specialists are available to help prospective students apply to the program, review qualifications and academic transcripts, and transfer credits.

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