Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Fall Application Deadline: February 1st

    Tuition is approximately $37,722 per year
    Nursing Fee: $370 per semester
    Room/Board: $11,451 per year

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) program is designed for students to meet present and future needs in the health care system. Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam qualify for the Public Health Nursing Certificate.  In addition, the BSN program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses and accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education.

    To be considered for admission you must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.7 GPA in your Science courses. In addition, you must complete and submit an application along with all supporting documents. All required documents must be in the Office of Admission by the application deadline (February 1st) or post-marked by the application deadline.

    There are two options for our BSN program:

    Pre-Nursing Option Direct-to-Nursing Option
    For those that have not completed the General Studies Requirements For those that have completed all the General Studies Requirements
    Candidates that participate in this option have not completed all the General Studies Requirements listed below. Candidates for this option will take general studies classes within the program in order to finish the general studies requirements before moving into our nursing portion of the program. Please be advised pre-nursing is one full year. Lastly, acceptance into pre-nursing does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing Program. Candidates for this option must have completed all general studies pre-requisites prior to applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Candidates who qualify for this option will be accepted into the sophomore year of the nursing program.

    Listed below are the General Studies courses that must be completed in order for a student to apply directly to the Nursing Program. Please be advised the Nursing Departments suggest all pre-requisite courses should be completed prior to applying.

    If you have not completed these courses in advance, you may take the classes at Mount Saint Mary’s University (as part of the Pre-Nursing Option).

    BSN Pre-Requisites
    Chemistry w/ lab or Physics w/ lab* 4 Units
    Human Anatomy w/ lab* 4 Units
    Human Physiology w/lab * 4 Units
    Microbiology w/lab * 4 Units
    General Psychology 3 Units
    Lifespan/Developmental Psychology 3 Units
    English 1A 3 Units
    English 1B or 1C 3 Units 
    Public Speaking 2 Units
    Introduction to Sociology 3 Units

    Attention potential BSN candidates Effective Fall 2013, students enrolled in the Traditional BSN Program must take the required nutrition course sophomore year at MSMU. Nutrition courses taken at other institutions will not be accepted as meeting our degree requirement.

    *Effective Fall 2009, a student may repeat a pre-requisite course no more than once. Failure (C- and below) of any two pre-requisite courses will results in non-admission to our pre-nursing option or nursing program.

    Due to the high volume of applicants, the Office of Admission is unable to provide prospective nursing candidates with course equivalencies for classes taken at 4-year colleges and universities. Please visit the Mount Saint Mary’s University Catalog page and compare your equivalent courses.

    Curriculum Plan  

    Information about our RN to BSN Program

    Information regarding the Kaplan Exam

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  • The Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing meets the standards for and has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, leading to the California RN license. Mount Saint Mary’s is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states.