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Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

BSN Program

Students in nursing attire posing together

Where: Chalon Campus
When: Weekdays

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) from the university that was first to offer it in the state of California – Mount Saint Mary’s University. The Mount has graduated numerous generations of nursing professionals into the world, guided by the Roy Adaptation Model, which was developed at MSMU.

At Mount Saint Mary’s University, we view nursing as a service to humanity. It is a profession committed to the promotion and restoration of health; the prevention of illness of individuals, families, groups, and communities; and support for a dignified death. It is the science whose main concern involves the life processes that positively affect the health status and integrity of persons, families, and groups.

Our BSN degree program combines traditional classroom curricula with clinical rotation experience. You’ll be on the job, in nursing environments, as soon as your sophomore year. Best of all, the Mount’s small class sizes means your rotation will be limited to just 12 students, two days a week.

Because of our location, our students have the opportunity to work in some of the world’s leading hospital environments around Los Angeles.  

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations begin sophomore year with emphasis on adult medical and surgical nursing, Juniors focus on pediatric, mental health, maternal-newborn and advanced medical-surgical nursing. In the senior year, classes and rotations focus on community health, leadership, gerontology and the professional practice.

Clinical rotations occur twice a week for six to 12 hours per day. Students provide their own transportation to clinical facilities.


Upon the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and is also qualified to apply for the Public Health Nursing Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 

More Information

To learn more about Admission Requirements and Curriculum for the BSN program please visit our admissions page.

Nursing Admission - BSN

Transfer Candidates

Transfer candidates must complete 32 prerequisite units, including all science prerequisites. In addition, a minimum overall 3.0 GPA is required for consideration with a minimum 2.7 GPA in the required science courses.

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.