Darla Vale, Ph.D., RN, Dean of Health Sciences

The outstanding reputation of the Mount’s baccalaureate degree in nursing is built upon a century of experience in preparing students as professional practitioners of nursing. Graduates of our Nursing program assume prominent roles in all areas of nursing and health care delivery systems across the United States and throughout the world.

The mission of the BSN programs is to prepare students 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. The Nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K. Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, Phone (202) 887-6791, Fax (202)887-8476 The programs provide the learning environment for students’ development of competencies in assessment, communication, critical thinking, decision-making, problem solving, and therapeutic nursing interventions across the lifespan. These concepts and principles are integrated throughout the students’ educational program and form the basis for a value centered approach to caring for individuals, families, aggregates, populations-at-risk, and communities.

Program of Studies

The pre-licensure BSN has as its major focus the preparation of students for initial entry into the professional practice of nursing. 

Kerri Getz, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN-K, PCCN-K, CNE - Program Director

For admission into this competitive program, students must first be accepted by the University and meet the admission requirements for the Nursing program. Since a strong background in science is important for nursing students, high school courses in general science, biology, and anatomy and physiology are recommended. All individuals seeking admission to the Nursing program must have completed a course in high school chemistry or its equivalent as well as algebra I and II and receive a grade of "C" or higher.