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Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

A Message from the Dean of Nursing

Thank you for your interest in Nursing at Mount Saint Mary’s University. We are committed to serve thy dear neighbor, particularly the most vulnerable among us. If this service to humanity resonates with you, then you have found your home. Our programs offer a balance of hands-on learning with sound theory and our students mirror the diversity of the Los Angeles community. Our Nursing Department is comprised of extraordinarily talented and dedicated faculty, staff, and students who are committed to health equity, social justice, and improving health and health care.

Mount Saint Mary’s University is the first Bachelors of Science in Nursing established in the state of California and for seventy years has been dedicated to providing a superior education in the liberal arts and sciences to a diverse student body which is enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. Mount Saint Mary’s is a top-ten ranked nursing school and all nursing curriculum is based on The Roy Adaptation Model which was developed at the Mount by Sr. Callista Roy. We are extremely fortunate that Sr. Callista is part of the faculty and students have the opportunity to work directly with her.

Whether you are beginning your nursing career or making advancements into education, leadership, or advanced clinical practice, Mount Saint Mary’s University Nursing has a variety of accredited, high quality traditional classroom and online learning options to meet your needs. MSMU has always stood for opportunity – for our students and for me personally. For the three and a half years I have been at the Mount, first as a faculty member and now as Dean, it has never been a more exciting time to be here. To meet growing student and national demand, MSMU has continued to expand its programs with additional online options including the fully on-line RN-BSN program and our hybrid MSN program.

There is a uniqueness to a “Mount Nurse” that is recognized and respected in the community by our academic partners and the patients we serve. If you are interested in becoming a “Mount Nurse” or extending your journey here, I hope you choose MSMU for your nursing education. I look forward to the opportunity to personally welcome you.

- Leah FitzGerald, Dean

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Mount Saint Mary's University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (