MAGELIN: Master's Graduate Entry-Level into Nursing is for individuals with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who want to enter the nursing profession.

MAGELIN graduates work in clinical areas, leadership roles, or they pursue an advanced practice degree in nursing.

MAGELIN is an accelerated pre-licensure MSN degree program that is completed in four consecutive semesters.

As part of the Mount's MSN degree program, MAGELIN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington DC, 20036, 202-887-6791.

Students in the MAGELIN program use the nursing lab and stimulation center to practice their skills that are transformed to the clinical area. Students engage with highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to preparing future nurses for the dynamic health care environment. The MAGELIN program prepares the student at a higher level than the BSN program, by offering courses that emphasize research, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, and theoretical perspectives in nursing.

Upon completion of the program, students apply and take the NCLEX-RN to become licensed to practice as an RN. This program began in 2004, and our average NCLEX-RN pass rate over the past 8 years is nearly 95%.

Program Format

The program spans four consecutive semesters and students enroll in 15-17 credit hours each semester. The courses are primarily offered in the daytime format; however, some evening and Saturday clinicals are offered. Students can be conditionally accepted into the program while working on prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses would need to be completed before the program cohort begins. MSN-MAGELIN has rolling admission. Applications are taken until the cohort is at capacity. Cohorts begin in January, May and August.

Students will take a variety of courses related to clinical content, clinical practice, professional roles, research, theory, leadership and health care policy. During the final phase of the program, students will complete a preceptorship working one-on-one with a registered nurse for 144 hours.



  • Photo of Donna Glankler Donna Glankler

    DNP, RN Assistant Professor; Interim MAGELIN Program Director