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Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

Accelerated BSN Program

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The ABSN program offers the BSN program to students already holding a Bachelor's Degree. The Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing (AccBSN) Program is the same curriculum design as the Baccalaureate Nursing Program (BSN), follows the stated philosophy, and students meet the terminal objectives as delineated for the Baccalaureate program. The program is completed within a one year, three consecutive semester time frame and is a rigorous program of study. At the completion of the final semester, graduates are eligible to take the Registered Nurse licensure examination and to qualify for the California Public Health Nursing Certificate. The AccBSN program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.


To become licensed as a registered nurse, students must pass the NCLEX examination. The percentage of Mount Saint Mary’s University students who passed the exam the first time they took it can be found at: The rates reported for BSN include students from the Accelerated BSN program.

The Bachelor’s 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 requirements to complete prior to applying for the RN license. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states. Contact Marie Seitz at to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain an RN license in a state outside of California.