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Nursing Program Definition

To determine whether or not you should apply to Mount Saint Mary's University as a Pre-Requisite Nursing Student or Direct Program Student, check out the list below.

This should help you as you make your choice.

Apply as a Direct Program Nursing Student, if you have taken the courses below and your science g.p.a. is at least a 2.5 and your overall GPA is at least a 2.7.

  • Chemistry or Physics
  • Anatomy**
  • Physiology**
  • Microbiology**
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • English 1A & 1B
  • Public Speaking
  • Developmental Psychology

Most Direct Program Nursing Students apply and are accepted with Sophomore status. Anything other than this status is determined by the Nursing Department.

Apply as a Pre-Requisite Nursing Student, if you have not yet met the above requirements.

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.