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Admissions Policy

The AccBSN program is open to persons who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree and who meet specific admission requirements. Admission to the program is open for the summer term and the fall term. The application deadline for summer is October 15 and for fall the deadline is March 1.

To be considered for admission, students must be graduates of an accredited four year college or university with an earned grade point average of at least 3.0. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must have been earned in the following core requirements as well as fulfilling the outlined general studies requirements.

An eligible applicant must have also completed the following requirements prior to beginning the Program.

Nursing Core Requirements

  • Chemistry or Physics (3 - 4 units)*
  • Human Anatomy with Lab (3 - 4 units)*
  • Human Physiology with Lab (3 - 4 units)*
  • Microbiology with Lab (4 units)*
  • Human Nutrition (3 units)
  • General Psychology (3 units)
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology (Infant through Adult) (3 units)
  • Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (3 units)

* Must have been completed within five years prior to admission.

General Studies Requirements

  • Written Communication (3 units)
  • Oral Communication - (Public Speaking) (3 units)
  • Religious Studies Courses (6 units) 
  • Philosophy (6 units - 3 units must be upper division Bioethics) Documentation Requirements
  • Completed admissions application.
  • Personal statement of intent.
  • Official transcripts of all college work
  • Two recommendations by those acquainted with the applicant's ability to succeed in an accelerated curriculum.
  • Personal interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants.

Entrance Requirements

Before entrance, admitted students must:

  • Complete the Department of Nursing Math Test with a minimum score of 100%.
  • Complete the necessary health forms and immunizations.
  • Be current in Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR.
  • Carry malpractice insurance

Application Information

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.