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.
As a nurse, you’ll be there for the people who need it most. In schools, at hospital bedsides, in nursing homes: You will be their caregiver, their advocate, and their hero.
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.
Here are six reasons (among many!) to be a Knight nurse:
+Night: The Mount offers the Nursing major in the traditional daytime track as well as in a rapid-pace, primarily evening format for transfer and degree completion students. The Nursing courses in this program only take about 19 months to complete, and you’ll receive individual counseling to keep you on track. It’s the same great education, just on your own schedule. Learn more about our transfer and degree completion programs 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.
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 sophomore year, and then clinicals will begin in the second semester of that year. 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.
In addition to their studies, Nursing majors are encouraged to get involved on campus. Our students are highlighly 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!
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: