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Application Information

Spring Application Deadline: September 1

Fall Application Deadline:  April 1

Our Associates Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) program is designed for adults wishing to complete their preparation as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) in an evening and weekend format. Clinicals are completed on weekends (Fri/Sat/ or Sat/Sun) in a variety of Greater Los Angeles area facilities. Students must provide their own reliable transportation to and from clinical facilities. 

To be considered for admission you must have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.5 GPA on your Science courses and must complete the application process by the application deadline. All of the required documents are to be in the Office of Admission or post-marked by the due date of the desired academic term.

Tuition is approximately $832.00 per unit
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Pre-Nursing OptionNursing 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.

Candidates for this option must have completed the general studies pre-requisites prior to applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Candidates for this option will start directly in the nursing portion of the program

Listed below are the General Studies courses that need to be completed in order for a student to participate in the nursing portion of the program. If you complete and transfer all these courses prior to attending the Mount , you may be considered for direct entry into the nursing portion of our program (the Nursing option) If you have not completed these courses in advance, you may take these classes here at Mount Saint Mary’s University (as part of the Pre-Nursing Option).

General Studies Requirements
Human Anatomy w/lab * 4 Units
Microbiology w/lab * 4 Units
Chemistry w/lab* 4 Units
Human Physiology w/lab * 4 Units
Speech 101 3 Units

English 101

3 Units
English 102 or 103 3 Units
Lifespan/Developmental Psychology 3 Units
General Psychology 3 Units
General Studies Elective (Art, Music, Literature or History) 3 Units
Sociology 3 Units
Philosophy- Critical Thinking, Introduction to Logic, or Critical Reasoning 3 Units

Attention potential ADN applicants Effective Fall 2013, all applicants for Pre-Nursing Option will be required to have the following courses completed to be considered admissible: English 101, General Psychology, and General Studies Elective (Art, Music, Literature, or History).

* Indicates courses that must have been completed within five years prior to admission.
Effective Fall 2009, a student may repeat a course required for the nursing major no more than once. Failure (C- and below) of any two required science or pre-requisite courses results in non-admission.

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.

Information about our LVN to RN Mobility option.

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The Associate’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.