Adult Degree Completion

RN to BS in Nursing

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

RN to BS in Nursing at the Mount

The Mount’s generous transfer credit policy will apply up to 30 nursing credits toward your RN to BS degree in nursing from your previous coursework. The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, the Master's degree in Nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Mount Saint Mary College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Our outstanding nursing faculty members have years of experience in health care and can provide diverse learning methodologies. The Mount has prepared nurses for close to 50 years, and has a vast regional and national alumni network. With our web-based Learning Management Software, you'll enjoy fast, convenient access to coursework and our library, in addition to national and international libraries.

The accelerated program features six start dates per year. Most courses meet either Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45-9:55 pm. Clinicals for Nursing courses are held during the day, and you'll be given your schedule well in advance.

Admission to the nursing program is highly competitive. For questions about requirements or eligibility, please contact an advisor in the Office of Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs.

Career Outlook

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. Call the Office of Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs at 845-569-3223 or email adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu for more information.