Nursing at the Mount
The Mount produces highly competent nursing graduates who are successful on the NCLEX-RN exam. Our graduates are employed as nurses in a variety of settings. Many go on to complete master’s degrees, or work as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse educators.
Each year in May, students who have completed the prerequisite courses and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 will be considered for a seat in the Nursing major. The pre-requisite classes are:
ENG 1010: College Writing
BIO 1030: Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 1040: Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 2020: Microbiology
CHM 1080: Nursing Chemistry Fundamentals
PSY 1010: General Psychology
PSY 3050: Developmental Psychology
SOC 1010: Intro to Sociology
Incoming students are also required to complete the TEAS exam at the Mount prior to selection period in May.
Admission to the nursing program is highly competitive. For questions about requirements or eligibility, please contact an advisor in the Transfer and Degree Completion.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives.
For more information on the occupational outlook for those with a bachelor's degree, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Continue your education at the Mount
Visit our Admissions web page to learn more about the benefits of our adult degree completion program, register for an Info Session, or start your application online today. If you meet the admissions criteria, you will be accepted as an Interdisciplinary major with a concentration in Nursing. You will meet with the nursing advisor who will work with you to create an academic plan that fulfills all pre-requisite requirements for you to be eligible for the selection process held each April.