Spring application deadline: September 1
Fall application deadline: April 1
The RN to BSN completion program is designed to meet the needs of working nurses (post-licensure) who want to advance their nursing education. Whether you are working 12-hour shifts, or from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., students will be able to complete the program in as little as three semesters of full-time study. Students will take General Education courses in the Weekend College (WEC). Preceptorships will be held during the week and arranged individually to meet the student’s needs. Students must provide their own reliable transportation to and from clinical facilities. Students will be provided with all dates of classes prior to beginning the program.
Uniquely designed for the working nurse, students have the option of entering in the fall or spring based on their work schedule. Each cohort is conveniently planned to offer classes on Fridays, week day evening and/or weekends.
|Pre-Nursing Option||Nursing Option|
For those who have not passed the NCLEX-RN exam for Registered Nurse.
A valid and clear, current Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing to practice in the state of California.
Candidates that participate in this option have not completed all the General Education Requirements listed below. Candidates for this option will take General Education classes in order to finish the General Education requirements before moving into the BSN portion of the program.
Qualified candidates for this option will start directly in the nursing portion of the program. Depending on the number of General Education Requirements pending, students may take these courses through the Weekend College at Mount St. Mary's College.
Pre-Nursing candidates for the RN to BSN Completion are limited to one semester. During this semester, Pre-Nursing candidates must pass the NCLEX and may take some General Education requirements prior to entering the RN to BSN Completion Program.
Listed below are the General Education courses that need to be completed in order for a student to participate in the nursing portion of the program. Applicants missing general education requirements are welcome to apply. Admitted students will take their remaining general education requirements within one semester before moving into the nursing portion of the program.
|General Education Requirements|
|English 1A||3 Units|
|English 1B/1C||3 Units|
|Public Speaking||2 Units|
|Critical Thinking||3 Units|
|Art/Music course||3 Units|
|History course||3 Units|
|Human Anatomy w/lab||4 Units|
|Human Physiology w/lab||4 Units|
|Chemistry w/lab||4 Units|
|Microbiology w/lab||4 Units|
|Social Science Statistics||3 Units|
|Introduction to Sociology||3 Units|
|Introduction to Psychology||3 Units|
|Lifespan Psychology||3 Units|
|Economics/Political Science course||3 Units|
|Christian Ethics (RST 41)||3 Units|
|Bioethics (RST 149)||3 Units|
|Philosophy course||3 Units|
|Philosophy course||3 Units|
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.
The following requirements are needed prior to enrollment:
Cost may be relative to each student. Given tuition is based on the number of units remaining to complete the 124 total units for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, the information below provides the cost based on Nursing and General Education units needed for completion.
Total Cost of Program: $21,000 - $29,000
*For students already holding a baccalaureate degree in addition to the A.D.N, the cost will be for 21 units of nursing plus 3 units of PHI and 3 units of RST (PHI 10 and RST 41 having been required for the A.D.N. degree)