Academic Divisions and Schools

School of Nursing

Mission of the School of Nursing

In congruence with the Judeo-Christian values and the Dominican tradition of education at Mount Saint Mary College, the School of Nursing is committed to a holistic and supportive learning environment that prepares nurses to practice in a dynamic global community. The faculty foster student-faculty interaction and lifelong learning in the areas of practice, leadership, scholarship and service.

Overview of the School of Nursing programs

Traditional

The traditional program is designed for students who will attend the Mount for four years. Classes are held during the day, with clinical experiences at area hospitals and community settings. Most of the students are recent high school graduates. Many live on campus and are active in college life and sports. Students complete the four year program, obtaining a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Nursing. They are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) or for admission into graduate programs in nursing. Read more...

Non-traditional program

This nursing immersion program is for students who have already completed their required pre-requisites and the other non-nursing course work required for graduation from the Mount. Acceptance into this cohort program can occur prior to completing non-nursing coursework. Classes begin in January each year and students graduate 20 months later with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Nursing. They are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) or for admission into graduate programs in nursing. Classes are primarily held in the evening with some clinical and lab experiences during the day, including some on weekends. LPNs are welcomed into this program. They may have some courses waived by passing a proficiency exam. Read more...

RN to BS program

This program is for Registered Nurses (RN) who want to obtain a Baccalaureate degree with a major in Nursing. Recent associate degree graduates who are NCLEX eligible may begin the program prior to taking the NCLEX exam. This hybrid program includes nine courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Courses run for 7 weeks and meet face to face one evening each week with asynchronous on-line work during the week. Several courses have clinical requirements for a total of 80 clinical hours. Each prospective student will have a credit audit done by an admissions counselor so that he or she will know exactly what needs to be completed to graduate. Revised RN-BS program is pending state approval.

Master’s program

This program is designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) who hold a Bachelor’s degree and want to increase their scope of practice. The program has two tracks – Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Both tracks provide a combination of didactic, clinical, and research coursework designed to prepare an advanced practice nurse for primary care settings. Read more...

Post Master’s Certificate

Master’s prepared nurses who want to become Family or Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioners complete 28 credits in didactic and clinical work, which prepares them for certification. Read more...

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at Mount Saint Mary College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

Mount Nursing students work in the simulation lab