ADVANCED PLACEMENT ADMISSION POLICY
ADN/DIPLOMA TO BSN-DAY PROGRAM
Applicants must have completed a Registered Nurse program and be licensed to practice in the state of California.
In order to become eligible to graduate with a BSN degree, a total of at least 127.5 semester units must be successfully completed. All courses required by the Department of Nursing must be completed with a grade point average of 2.0 (C). A minimum of 45 semester units must be designated as upper division course work. At least 30 of the last 39 semester units must be completed at MSMU.
This is determined by the number of transferable units and successful completion of all the required course work. The student must complete all the nursing courses within five years from the date of admission into the Nursing Department.
Students may take challenge exams in general studies, prerequisites, and nursing courses. See College Catalog, "Credit by Exam".
Credit for courses taken in other accredited colleges or universities is transferable provided that the transferred courses satisfy requirements at MSMU (see college catalog, "Advanced Standing").
In order to be eligible for review, applicants must:
Before beginning the nursing courses, admitted students must:
In addition, a minimum of 4 of the following 8 courses must be completed as prerequisites. Students may carry one or two general studies courses each semester with the senior nursing courses.
Prior to the beginning the senior level nursing courses, NUR 40 – Introduction to Roy Adaptation Model (4 units) must be taken with an achievement of a letter grade of “C” or better. This requirement will be waived for students who graduated within the last five years from a college/university using the Roy Adaptation Model.
Total: 22 semester units
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.
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