RN to BS in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Registered nurses who also hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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 now online RN to BS program at the Mount is the path to fulfilling that goal.
Why be an RN to BS student?
Here’s what makes the RN to BS program at the Mount unique:
- Online program with reduced tuition: The flexibility of the RN to BS program allows you to complete your degree while balancing your busy schedule. All online courses in the RN to BS program are offered at a discounted rate.*
- Dedicated advising: The process of completing your degree can be daunting, but we don’t expect you to figure this all out on your own. We have a nursing advisor who is dedicated to helping you through the program and answering all your questions.
- Proven results: The Mount’s School of Nursing has 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.
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.
What to expect as an RN to BS student
30 credits | 9 Nursing courses | 80 practice hours
Learn more about RN to BS academic requirements and courses here.
Since the RN to BS program is offered online, the schedule is very flexible. The program can be completed in as early as one year, though most students take 18 months to complete.
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. RN to BS students can transfer up to 77 credits from a two-year institution. 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 healthcare policy.
As an RN to BS student, you’ll enjoy the same support services offered to our traditional students.
Be prepared for your future
Coupling a BS in Nursing 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.