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Associate Degree in Nursing - IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the increased demand from the healthcare industry for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree, our Nursing Department has made the decision to discontinue the ADN program at the Mount. We are no longer accepting applications for the ADN program. We encourage you to explore our BSN program. Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions you have about our Nursing Department as well as our programs.

Explore Nursing Admission Options

nursing students gathered around patient in bed

Where: Doheny Campus

When: Afternoon classes, clinicals on weekends

Application Deadlines: Fall term- April 1; Spring Term- September 1

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Mount Saint Mary’s University is a non-traditional RN program tailored to the needs of both working adults and students whose schedules do not allow for traditional daytime courses. Offering classes in the afternoons, the ADN Program is able to foster a diverse community of students with different needs and provide support to each unique situation. The ADN Program is devoted to helping students in the Los Angeles community to continue their education and achieve their professional aspirations.

Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is designed for adults wishing to complete their preparation as a Registered Nurse (RN). Clinicals are completed on Friday/Saturday or Saturday/ Sunday between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in a variety of Greater Los Angeles area facilities.


To be considered for admission, candidates must have completed all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better:

An overall GPA of at least 2.75 with a 2.5 science GPA is also required. Those who have completed the first-year courses and prerequisite courses at a community college or a four-year college or university may be admitted to second year standing, but will have to take Religion 41 at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Admission Exam
  • Necessary health forms & immunizations
  • CPR certification
  • Malpractice insurance

Please note: those who have received any grade lower than a “C” in any two required courses (the same course repeated or two separate courses) will not be considered for admission.

Prerequisite coursework may be “in progress” at the time of application, however must be completed prior to program start date.

PLEASE NOTE: The Associate Degree in Nursing meets the standards for and has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, leading to a California Registered Nurse (RN) license.  Students who wish to practice in a state other than California may or may not have additional educational and/or non-educational requirements to complete prior to applying for the RN license. Current students may review the Associate Degree in Nursing state authorization and professional licensure webpage to determine whether this program meets the educational requirements in a specific state. MSMU would like to help our students navigate the licensure process. Contact the A.D.N office at (213) 477-2630 or via email at to discuss the process of obtaining an RN license in a state outside of California. The A.D.N program is being discontinued and is not accepting new A.D.N students at this time.