The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has a long outstanding history at the University in preparing women and men as professional nurses.
With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Mount St. Joseph University, the student will be part of an interactive applied learning experience with faculty, students, and colleagues from other disciplines working together to solve complex health care problems. 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Mount is built upon more than 85 years of experience.
The greatest strength of the Department of Nursing is the faculty who are highly qualified professionals dedicated to educating future nurses for the dynamic health care environment.
Students complete more than 60 credit hours in courses such as:
- Family-Centered Pediatric Nursing
- General and Inorganic Chemistry/Lab
- Health Assessment Across the Lifespan/Lab
- Health Promotion
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Surgical Nursing
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.
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
- Maternal/newborn nursing
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.
Click here to learn more about the Mount's Pre-Licensure BSN Program Admission Requirements.
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Assistant Professor, BSN Program Director