Department of Nursing | Mount St. Joseph University
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Our graduates have become effective practitioners, administrators, and educators in all areas of nursing and health care delivery

Current students, University alumni, health care professionals and other interested parties are invited to provide written comments to CCNE by March 6, 2019.

Written comments from third parties are considered by the visit team during the site visit as they relate to accreditation standards. Comments should address substantive matters as they relate to the quality of Mount St. Joseph University or its Nursing programs.

Comments must include your name, address, and telephone number and should be sent to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791
CCNE shares third-party comments only with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third party comments, if any, that relate to the program’s qualifications for accreditation.

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The mission of the department of Nursing is to prepare women and men as professional nurses who integrate the liberal arts and sciences with the knowledge and skills essential for patient-centered nursing practice. 

Graduates are caring, ethical health care providers who support the dignity of others and promote holistic, evidence-based practice in a variety of settings.

Outstanding Reputation

The Department of Nursing at Mount St. Joseph University has an outstanding reputation built on more than 80 years of educating nurses. Graduates have gone on to become effective practitioners, administrators, and educators in nursing and health care delivery locally, nationally, and globally.

The Department of Nursing provides educational and experiential opportunities for students to meet new challenges in the health and nursing needs of individuals across the lifespan, acute-care and community-based settings, as well as educating clients to maintain optimal levels of health and wellness.

Facilities and Faculty

The University has a state-of-the-art nursing lab and simulation center, which is used as a practice setting to develop skills that can be transferred to the clinical area.  The greatest strength of the Department of Nursing is the faculty who are highly qualified professionals dedicated to preparing future nurses for the dynamic health care environment.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Department of Nursing is to create an interactive and applied learning experience between faculty, students, and colleagues of other disciplines in partnership with patients in need of nursing and health care. Faculty, staff, and students share responsibility for creating a learning environment where mutual respect, accountability, leadership, and self-direction are nurtured.

Effective learning in nursing occurs when intellectual debate and inquiry are encouraged, and varied learning styles, values, and experiences are acknowledged and respected.

The educational foundation for nursing practice is the synthesis, integration, and application of information gleaned from:

  • theories and research,
  • liberal arts and sciences,
  • technology, religious studies and philosophy,
  • attitudes and values of nursing and colleagues from other disciplines and,
  • the experiences of culturally and socioeconomically diverse people.