Registered nurses who also hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are more likely to receive promotions and higher salaries based on their education and can advance to graduate level studies in the field. If you’re a registered nurse who would like to earn your degree, the RN to BSN program at the Mount is the path to fulfilling that goal.
Here’s what makes the RN to BSN program at the Mount unique:
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.
30 credits | 9 Nursing courses | 80 practice hours
Learn more about RN to BS academic requirements and courses here.
For the nursing portion of your studies, you will take hybrid classes, meaning that each class will have both an in-person and online component. The in-person classes will take place once per week from 6:45-9:55 pm over seven weeks. That means you could complete the nursing courses for the degree in as little as a year, though most students take 18 months to complete.
However, in order to earn a bachelor’s degree, you will have to complete 120 credits total, so the number of credits you will have to earn to complete your degree will depend on how many credits you transfer to the Mount. The Registrar’s Office and Nursing Advisor can help you determine credits you can transfer in from other programs, including from our articulation agreements with local community colleges.
Your classes will also include a few hours of clinical work each. However, we know that as a registered nurse, you are already well practiced in the clinical field, so the practice hours required by New York State for this program are specially designed with RNs in mind, focusing on building leadership skills and implementing health care policy.
As an RN to BSN student, you’ll enjoy small class sizes (average of 20 students per class), the same support services offered to our traditional students, and a special discounted tuition rate for your nursing courses. You can find tuition rates here.
Coupling a BSN with your RN license means that you are ready to take on a number of clinical roles in hospitals and clinics. The added education also indicates to employers that you are skilled for advancement in your career.