Mount St. Mary’s College Nursing Program Review

Mount Saint Mary’s College (MSMC) is a Catholic college which aims to provide a values-based education system. It was founded in 1925 and has since relocated to its Chalon Campus in Santa Monica Mountains. The college promotes diversity and ethical values for all its students and offers a variety of degree programs. They have granted more than 17,000 degrees since its founding year.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program

For this program, students need to adhere to the following prerequisites: completion of various courses including anatomy, microbiology, physiology, philosophy and sociology. These courses must have been successfully completed by the student within 5 years prior to his or her application. This is a three year program with a total of 74 study units.

Advanced Placement

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) who meets all the requirements for admission to the ADN program must be able to give a written indication to the Director prior to admission. There is also a 30 unit non-degree option which is available for LVN’s who meet the current entrance requirements of the College. After successfully completing 30 study units, the student is eligible for the NCLEX-RN examination. Students may receive transfer credits if they have a previous Registered Nurse (RN) qualification. Prospective students also need to have obtained a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) score of 2.5 to be considered into the program.

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

In order to be considered for this program, students need to have completed either a pre-nursing program at this college, or as a transfer student from a reputable institution. The program consists of both theory and practical studies and aims to prepare the students for professional nursing care in the working environment.

The program offers students practical learning as well as a solid theory base to the program. Graduation will be conditional to evaluation of the Department of Nursing Admissions Committee.

Master of Science (MSN) Program

This course has been designed to further educate students in the field of nursing; and to add personal growth to the individual. This course is ideal in preparing students for Nurse Administrator, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Educator.

Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted into the MSN degree program, students need to have gained a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 3.0 for the previous 60 study units. Students also need to complete an application essay and provide two letters of recommendation. Applicants need to have completed at least one year as a full-time licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in the previous 5 years before applying for the MSN program.

The MSN program is offered online, as well as year long during weekday evenings. If the student does not yet quality for admission, he or she will need to register for the Registered Nurse (RN) Internship every term, until suitable employment has been secured. This is relevant to students that are newly graduated, 12 months or less.

Mount St. Mary’s College
Chalon Campus
120001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles
CA, 90049
Tel: (310) 954-4000

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Mount St. Mary’s College
Doheny Campus
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tel: (213) 477-2500

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