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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fall application deadline: March 1

Summer application deadline: Extended to November 1

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for those who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree in another field and have successfully completed the necessary prerequisites for this program. The program starts twice a year, in the Summer and Fall. The program is limited to 40 students each start term. This is an intensive three semester program that requires students' full attention and focus. 

To be considered for admission, you must complete the application process by the application deadline. All of the required documents are to be in the Office of Admission or post-marked by the application deadline date.

Tuition is approximately $61,102 per year
Tuition is subject to change**
Room/Board: $15,000-$16,000 per year

Financial Aid Information.

In order to be considered for admission, students must have:

  • Completed baccalaureate degrees at accredited colleges or universities
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed the following requirements, with science courses taken within the past five years  upon entry into the program, all of with a grade of C or better:
Accelerated BSN Pre-Requisites
Chemistry or Physics w/lab* 3-4 Units
Human Anatomy w/lab* 4 Units
Human Physiology w/lab * 4 Units
Microbiology w/lab * 4 Units
Human Nutrition 3 Units
General Psychology 3 Units
Lifespan/Developmental Psychology 3 Units
Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology 3 Units
Written Composition (Composition or Rhetoric) 6 Units
Oral Communication - Public Speaking 3 Units
Philosophy 3 Units
Religious Studies 6 Units
Philosophy - must be an upper-division Bioethics course ** 3 Units

* Indicates courses that must have been completed within five years prior to admission.

*  Effective Fall 2009, a student may repeat a course required for the nursing major no more than once. Failure (C- and below) of any two required science or pre-requisite courses results in non-admission.

* Effective Fall 2013, qualified applicants will be invited by email to take the Department of Nursing Math Placement Exam to be considered for admission. View a sample Math Placement Exam.

** Indicates course that may be taken at MSMC during the program if a prior Ethics course has been taken.

With these classes completed and/or in progress for completion, you may now submit your application. For the Summer term, all of the required documents below are to be in the Admissions office or post-marked by October 15th. The start date for the Summer term is mid May each year so all pre-requisites must be completed prior to the that date. For the Fall term, all of the required documents below are to be in the Admissions office or post-marked by March 1st. The start date for the Fall term is end of August each year, so all pre-requisites must be completed prior to that date.

Due to the high volume of applicants, the Office of Admission is unable to provide prospective nursing candidates with course equivalencies for classes taken at 4 year colleges and universities.  Please visit the attached link, /campus-resources/college-catalogs.asp, to view the Mount St. Mary’s College catalog and compare your equivalent courses.

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