Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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 percent doctoral preparation of all full-time faculty. The adjunct faculty are experienced, skilled clinicians representing a broad spectrum of nursing and healthcare specialties.
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). The rigorous accreditation process supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.
The Mount offers five educational tracks in nursing; Traditional, Adult Degree Completion, the hybrid on-site and online RN to BS, LPN to RN, and Master of Science in Nursing programs.
- The Traditional program admits students who will complete their degree in the customary four-year timeframe.
- The Adult Degree Completion 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 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 prepares nurses to enter the healthcare arena as Nurse Practitioners.
The baccalaureate degree program 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, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, P: (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.
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 required to complete the following courses by the end of the spring semester of their freshman year:
- BIO 1030/1040: Human Anatomy & Physiology I/II with grades of C or better
- CHM 1080 Chemistry for Nursing or CHM 1050 and 1060: Introduction to Chemistry I/II with a grade of C or better
- PSY 1010: General Psychology
- SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology
- 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.
- Health care administration
- Nursing education
- Independent practice