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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Non-Traditional/Accelerated Transfer Program

Being a Mount Nursing major isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires grit, determination, and hard work - but then again, so does being a nurse. 

Our Nursing Non-Traditional/Accelerated Transfer Program provides students the flexibility to complete their degree in an accelerated format, and with the same resources and coursework as our Traditional Nursing students. Transfer up to 60 credits from an associate degree or up to 90 credits from a bachelor’s degree. Selection for the program is held at the end of every Spring semester with students beginning their coursework during the Fall semester.

With your compassion and dedication and our ability to teach you nursing knowledge and skills, we can change the world together, one patient at a time.

Why be a nursing major?

Here are six reasons (among many!) to be a Knight nurse:

  1. Earn your degree faster than a traditional program: With the necessary prerequisites*, you can complete your degree in less than two years (five consecutive semesters, including summer). 
  2. Level-up: Want to continue your studies? Our Master of Science in Nursing (MS in Nursing) will prepare you to be a family, psychiatric mental health, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Want to grow your skills as both a nurse and an educator? We also offer a Master of Science in Nursing Education. Save money (Mount alums receive 25% off graduate tuition!) and learn from the same professors you already know and love.

  3. Dedicated simulation lab: Practice your skills before taking them into the real world! Get a sense of what clinical experiences are like in our Nursing Simulation and Learning Center  - we even have one that gives birth.

  4. Faculty nurses: Not only are our faculty experienced nurses, many of them still practice. A few of them are even Mount graduates!

  5. Service-oriented career at a service-oriented college: Service is built into our DNA here at the Mount, and it’s vital to who you’ll become as a nurse. It’s not just about practical skills in the School of Nursing: We’re also here to foster your empathy, compassion, and heart that will make you a truly great nurse.

  6. Proven results: We’ve graduated more than 3,000 nurses, whose performance on the NCLEX far exceeds the national average. And our reputation is well-known: Local hospitals and clinics are always looking to hire our nurses because employers know the quality training they’ve gone through.

*Prerequisites include: BIO 1030 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 1040 Anatomy and Physiology II, CHM 1080 Nursing Chemistry Fundamentals, PSY 1010 General Psychology, any Sociology Course, ENG 1010 College Writing, BIO 2020 Microbiology, and PSY 3050 Developmental Psychology. You can check your course equivalencies and prerequisites here. For more information on admissions requirements, visit the Transfer Admissions page here.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing at Mount Saint Mary College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Learn more about our accreditation here.

Nursing Workforce diversity (nwd) scholarship

The NWD scholarship provides funding each academic year, up to graduation, to 50 students (incoming and current students) who meet specific scholarship requirements (ex. economically disadvantaged, educationally disadvantaged, etc.) Click here for more information.

What to expect as a Nursing Major

54 credits in Nursing | 34 credits in related fields | 2.75 GPA+

Learn about Nursing major academic requirements and courses here.

Your Nursing experience will begin with foundational science and psychology courses to prepare you for upper-level Nursing classes. In order to proceed in the program, you must obtain a C or greater in these prerequisite biology and chemistry classes.

You’ll take your first Nursing course in your first Nursing semester, and then clinicals will begin in the second semester of that year. Your courses will take place from 6:45-9:55 pm on the weekdays.

Throughout your time at the Mount, you’ll participate in a variety of clinical placements that correlate with your courses, exposing you to a number of settings you may find yourself in as a nurse, including acute care, emergency, labor and delivery, and more. Clinicals can be any day of the week (including weekends).

In addition to their studies, Nursing majors have numerous opportunities to get involved on campus. Our students are highly encouraged to take part in the Student Nurses’ Association, which hosts several events throughout the year, including on-campus blood drives that have won awards from the New York Blood Center. We also have an honor society for our high-achieving Nursing students, and several of our Nursing majors have also successfully completed the Honors Program. Additionally, many of our Nursing majors are involved in sports, theatre, study abroad, and other extracurricular activities. We believe that these experiences not only make your college experience more rich, but also help to make you a better nurse!

Be Prepared for your future

Your clinical experiences will be key in giving you the training and connections you need to succeed as a nurse. The Hudson Valley is a fast-growing healthcare hub, and we are proud to have clinical relationships at a variety of regional healthcare facilities, including Albany Medical Center, Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Orange Regional Medical Center, NY Presbyterian Hospital Westchester, Montefiore Medical Center, Northwell Health, NYU Langone, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and many more.

Once you’ve graduated, the possibilities for applying your degree are endless. Nurses are everywhere! From schools to military to public health to hospitals, Mount Nursing students are on the frontlines of keeping people safe and healthy.

Here’s how some of our Nursing alumni are using their degrees:

  • Frederick Davidson ’93, Director of Human Health Services and Army Public Health Nursing Consultant for the United States Army
  • Sean D’Onofrio ’17, Registered Nurse at Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Children's National Medical Center and 2018 Conway Clinical Scholar
  • Nicholas Terzulli ’19, Registered Nurse - Progressive Care Unit at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Victoria Mannone ’19, Registered Nurse at the Mayo Clinic
  • Emily Leath '20, Registered Nurse at Stony Brook Hospital

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Nursing Academic Advisor

Lynette DeBellis

Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of the School of Nursing
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