The Mount St. Joseph University Nursing Program is continuing its tradition of excellence. Nursing Schools Almanac has ranked the Mount eighth in its list of the Top 50 Nursing Schools in Ohio.
The schools were evaluated based on the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of the nursing programs offered, and student success, particularly on the NCLEX (national council licensure examination).
The Mount has been educating nurses for nearly 100 years. Since 2009, the MSJ prelicensure program has maintained a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 88 percent or better. Graduates have gone on to become effective practitioners, administrators, and educators in nursing and health care delivery locally, nationally, and globally.
The Mount offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate options for nursing students.
The Mount's Master of Science in Nursing is a six-semester, blended-format program offering three specialized tracks: administration, education, and clinical nurse leader. MSN-MAGELIN is an entry-level master's degree program completed in four consecutive semesters that allows students who did not major in nursing to change careers and become a nurse. The Doctor of Nursing Practice offers a part-time, blended format, and prepares current professionals in the nursing field to lead at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. Both the MSN and the DNP are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).