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Applications are still being accepted for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Mount St. Joseph University. Apply Now.


Overview of Nursing Program

The direct admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to prepare students as professional nurses who integrate the liberal arts and sciences with the knowledge and skills that are essential for patient-centered nursing practice. Graduates are caring, ethical, healthcare providers who support the dignity of others and promote holistic, evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes.

Nursing majors move through a rich variety of classes, labs, and off-campus clinical experiences to become effective patient advocates and leaders in a variety of settings. The outstanding reputation of the direct admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Mount is built upon 100 years of experience.

Program Statistics

96.88% 2023 NCLEX Pass Rate
100% School of Health Sciences
2-Year Career Outcomes Rate
100 Nearly 100 Years of Quality Nursing Education

BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Mount

  Program Requirements and Format
  Program Facilities

Click below to view our Nursing Skills Lab and other facilities and equipment at MSJ. 


  Hands-On Learning

Co-op and service learning immerse students in the real world and provide rich opportunities for experiential learning and the application of skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. Students work under the supervision of a faculty member and an agency professional in a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations and community partners.

  Potential Minors

A minor is an academic discipline that may complement a major or help a nursing student prepare for an aspect of their future nursing career. For example, if your goal is to become a psychiatric nurse who works with persons who have a mental illness, a psychology minor will prepare you for this type of work. A psychology, sociology, or socio-psychology minor may help nursing students learn about social and cultural determinants of behaviors, how personalities develop, and the types of mental illnesses people might have.


A business administration degree will also help you understand the finances and regulations behind the healthcare system and how to effectively manage human resources.


A forensic or victims studies minor will help students understand how healthcare, forensics, and criminology intersect. These minors may also be a pathway to a future forensic science nursing certification or advanced degree in forensic nursing.


Potential MSJ Minors to Pair with a BSN:

  • Communication and New Media Studies Minor
  • Creative Writing Minor
  • Forensic Science Minor
  • Gerontology Minor
  • Graphic Design Minor
  • Photography Minor
  • Psychology Minor
  • Socio-Psychology Minor
  • Sociology Minor
  • Victim Studies Minor
  • Web & Mobile App Development Minor
  • 4+1 Master of Business Administration
  Program Outcomes and Careers

Students will be exposed to learning in both the clinical area and the University’s high tech skills lab and simulation center.

 The BSN graduate will be prepared to:

  • Implement effective, culturally sensitive therapeutic interventions based up assessment data
  • Communicate effectively with individuals, families, groups, and populations
  • Employ critical thinking to make competent decisions
  • Develop caring relationships with clients from diverse populations
  • Apply principles of leadership and management while working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise professional, legal, ethical, social and political responsibilities
  • Use information literacy to provide evidence-based care.

Career Potential

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Generally, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one. Career choices for nurses include:

  • Critical care/intensive care
  • Management/administration
  • Maternal/newborn nursing
  • Pediatrics


Nursing is among the degree programs with the highest return on investment for students. Nursing is among 11 programs analyzed in a study conducted by the US Department of Higher Education that enables graduates to recoup their educational investment within 5 years or less.


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Mount St. Joseph University is authorized to offer nursing degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctorate levels by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The University receives its regional accreditation from:


     The Higher Learning Commission 
     230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
     Chicago, IL 60604

To learn more, contact: Higher Learning Commission.
Copies of the University’s accreditation can be obtained through the Office of the President.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Magelin pre-licensure programs at Mount St. Joseph University are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (Certificate of Approval)* Ohio Board of Nursing 17 South High Street Suite 400 Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410 614-466-3947 FAX: 614-466-0388


Click here to view State Boards of Nursing Licensure Requirements

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree programs in nursing (MSN-MAGELIN and post-licensure MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Mount St. Joseph are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education( 

The outstanding reputation of the Mount's direct admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing program rests on a foundation of a century of experience.

What's more, our good standing in the medical community has attracted a staff of world-class educators, an exceptionally qualified faculty of professionals dedicated to passing on their knowledge and skills to future nurses. And in that way, fully prepare graduates for today's dynamic health care environment.

BSN Scholarships and Grants

Interested to find out what scholarships and grants are available through the BSN program at the Mount?

Click here to find out more information.

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Click below to view our Nursing Skills Lab and other facilities and equipment at MSJ.

Launch Aquinas Hall - Nursing Skill Labs




Stay up to date with the most recent nursing program news and events; visit the department of nursing page.

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Our Scholarships, Grants, and Loans webpage provides valuable information and tools for helping you learn about college financial aid.

Additional Resources

  Department Faculty and Staff
  Undergraduate Tuition
  Program Requirements
  Curriculum Guide
   Nursing - Fact Card
   Pre-Licensure BSN Program - Fact Card
  Pre-Licensure Technical Standards