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The future of healthcare starts here…again

Back in 1948, Mount Saint Mary’s pioneered the first-ever bachelor of science in nursing program in California. Now, we’ve got a plan to revolutionize the modern healthcare industry.

It’s no accident that Mount Saint Mary’s nursing program has an outstanding reputation in the field of healthcare education. Our nursing students gain knowledge of hospital best practices, patient diagnosis, and administration of care in simulation (SIM) labs equipped with hospital-grade instruments — all within a broad-based, deep-thinking liberal arts foundation.

The healthcare industry is facing a long-term nursing shortage. And the vitality of our communities is at stake. That’s why our goal is to develop highly qualified nurses who can not only provide patient care, but also help to transform a struggling healthcare system into one that is effective, efficient, community-based and patient centered. Here’s how:

Prepare nurses for an evolving healthcare environment.

Nurses’ responsibilities are growing more complex and expansive, with new levels of specialization needed. That’s why we’re adding more curriculum options, community outreach opportunities, real-world research and improved technology in our laboratories. This will help the Mount prepare leaders for evolving healthcare roles — such as community health specialists, system care coordinators and health informatics specialists — that are critical to keeping communities healthy.

Developing healthy healthcare providers.

Research has shown that health professionals face significant personal wellness challenges. We believe our healthcare graduates can become models for healthy living in their careers, their communities and their homes. That’s why our nursing programs are taking the lead in the University’s Mount Wellness movement, and ensuring that University graduates are ready to take on the world as healthy, confident, resilient leaders.

About Nursing at MSMU

Our mission is to educate students to go into the world to help others. We provide a foundation of liberal arts coursework, linked with professional training and supervision in nursing care. Mount Saint Mary’s curriculum is based on the internationally used Roy Adaptation Model — developed by former chair Sister Callista Roy, CSJ — which operates on the principle that patient care must be approached holistically, recognizing that each patient is a complex, dynamic human being.

The Mount offers a variety of nursing programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Completion Program
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

The University also offers baccalaureate and graduate healthcare studies in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dean of Nursing: Leah FitzGerald, PhD,
Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair for Nursing Partnerships in the Community

Support our vision:
‘An Unstoppable Campaign for Mount Saint Mary’s University’ seeks to raise additional funding to provide the scholarships, faculty resources, curriculum, equipment and partnerships needed to further strengthen our nursing programs. Learn how you can support the Mount’s efforts to educate the next generation of unstoppable healthcare leaders: