Mount St. Mary’s College
Accelerated Bachelor of Science
Nursing Program
Information Session
Presented By
Agasia Lanier, M.Ed.
Assistant Director for Nursing Admission
Wendy Taylor, PhD, RN, CNS
Director, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Dalia Hernandez
Counselor, Student Financing
 Introduction to Mount St. Mary’s College
 Program Details
 Application Process
 Financing Your Education
 Nursing Programs at the Mount
About Mount St. Mary’s College
o Private, Catholic, primarily women’s college
o Founded by the Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet
o The first baccalaureate of science in nursing program in
California was established at Mount St. Mary’s College,
graduating its first class in 1952.
o The Accelerated BSN program was established in May 1995
and graduated the first cohort May 1996 and was the first of
it’s kind west of the Rocky Mountains.
Two Campuses one Mission
The Chalon Campus
The Doheny Campus
Two Campuses one Mission
Two exceptional campuses
Chalon Est. 1925
Doheny Est. 1962
 Chalon- campus sits within the Santa Monica mountains, and houses;
-Baccalaureate degree programs
 Doheny- campus is located near Downtown Los Angeles, once the
historic Doheny Estate houses;
- Associate degree programs - A.D.N.
- Weekend College
-Accelerated BSN
- Master’s programs
- Teacher’s credential
 Accreditation
Western Association of
Schools and Colleges
Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education
 Approvals
California Board of
Registered Nursing
Program Details
Presented by:
Wendy Taylor, PhD, RN, CNS
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Dr. Sister Callista Roy
 Developed Roy Nursing Model in 1976 at Mount Saint
Mary’s College
 Dr. Roy is now a professor at Emeritus Boston College
Roy Adaptation Model
 Developed by Sister Callista Roy CSJ, former
chair of MSMC nursing department.
 Used widely in the United States, Canada,
Japan, and other countries.
 The Roy adaptation model recognizes that a
person is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual being in
constant interaction with a dynamic and
complex world.
Program Schedule
 Semester #1
20 units
Monday & Tuesday 7:00am to 4:00pm
theory courses
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 6:30am to 3:30pm
or Wednesday & Friday 6:30am to 6:30pm
clinical rotations at the hospital
Program Schedule
 Semester #2
18 units of nursing & 3 units of Bioethics
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
 Clinical days (2 days each week)
 8 or 12 hour clinical rotations at hospital
Tuesday- 7am to 2pm- theory
 Thursday- 7am to 4pm- theory
Program Schedule
 Semester #3
18 units
Monday & Wednesday (theory classes)
 Mon. 7am to noon; Wed. 7am to 5pm
 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
 Clinicals (2 days a week)
 Chemistry or Physics (with lab) 4 semester units
 Human Anatomy (with lab) 4 semester units
 Human Physiology (with lab) 4 semester units
 Microbiology (with lab) 4 semester units
**all four science courses must have been taken
within the last 5 years**
PLEASE NOTE: All quarter units will be converted into
semester units. Online science classes with online/virtual
labs will not be accepted.
 Human Nutrition 3 semester units
 General Psychology 3 semester units
 Developmental (Lifespan) Psychology 3 semester
 Introduction To Sociology or
Cultural Anthropology 3 semester units
 Communication:
Written communication- Composition 6 semester units
Oral communication – Public Speaking 3 semester units
 Philosophy (Any course) 3 semester units
 Philosophy (Bioethics, upper div.) 3 semester units
 Religious Studies (Any course) 6 semester units
**A passing grade for all pre requisites
is “C”**
 There are upper division Phil. courses that are
transferable for our Bioethics requirement.
 UCLA: Phil 155 Medical Ethics
 LMU: Phil 330 Cont. Moral Problems
 Taylor Univ (Indiana): Phil 410E (online)
These are just examples, you may email your admission counselor
for a full list of approved courses. Counselor email will be
provided at the end of presentation.
Selection Process
 Application suggestions:
 Be sure to list all prerequisites you will be taking
between your application submission and the
beginning of the program.
Selection Process
Pg. 3, ‘Personal Statement’:
Be sure to answer all 4 questions
Why are you choosing a career in nursing now?
What experiences have you had in the health care
What are your short and long term goals?
How have you planned (financially and personally) for
the year of full time study in this accelerated program?
Selection Process
 Letters of Reference
 Two letters needed on official letterhead.
 At least one academic reference from someone who can speak
to your ability to succeed in an academically rigorous and fast
paced program.
 Applicants that complete the application
process on-time and meet our minimum GPA
may be contacted by the Nursing department to
schedule an interview
 Interviews are usually conducted in January and
Background Screening
Students must complete background checks prior to
clinical placement, after reserving a space within the
Program Questions
Financing Your Education
Applying For Financial Aid
 Apply for financial aid at the same time you are
applying for admission.
 Or once you have been accepted into the program.
 Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA).
Free Application For Federal Student Aid
 Apply online:
 1-2 weeks processing time
 Include Mount St. Mary’s School Code: 001243 so
we receive your FAFSA information.
After being admitted into the program, you will receive a Financial
Aid Offer from the Student Financing Office once we have received…
 Beginning in Summer;
 You must complete the 2014/2015 FAFSA for the Summer semester
and an additional 2015/2016 FAFSA for the Fall/ Spring semesters.
 Beginning in Fall;
 You must complete the 2015/2016 FAFSA for the Fall, Spring,
and Summer semesters.
Annual Costs for 2013- 2014
Accelerated Nursing
12 month program
Tuition & Fees:
**Please note tuition usually increases 3-5% every year**
Room and Board:
Types of Financial Aid
1. Federal Stafford Loans:
Students are eligible for up to $25,000 for the program. This may include
federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans.
Repayment begins six months after graduation.
Federal Subsidized Loans: The federal government pays the
interest while you are in college.
Federal Unsubsidized Loans: The borrower pays the interest six
months after he/she has graduated.
Repayment begins six months after graduation.
Types of Financial Aid
2. Alternative/Private Loans:
Supplemental educational financing up to the
cost of attendance.
Private loans are based on credit. The student
has option to apply with a co-signer. Apply by
phone or online. Repayment occurs six months
after graduation.
Types of Financial Aid
3. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarships
The scholarship program aims to help alleviate the nursing shortage and
to increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Mount St. Mary's
College has been selected as a grant recipient of the program for six
consecutive years (2008-2013). Scholarships are approximately
$10,000 each.
Eligibility Requirements:
 Are from groups that are underrepresented in nursing or from a
disadvantaged background (e.g., underrepresented racial or ethnic
minority, financially disadvantaged);
 Must be U.S. Citizens, Resident Non-Citizen Nationals, or Resident
Foreign Nationals;
 Have been accepted in Mount St. Mary’s College ABSN program.
Types of Financial Aid
4. Forgivable Loan Program: Applied to the last two semesters of the
Kaiser Scholarship
Northridge Hospital Scholarship
Torrance Memorial Scholarship
- Students must first be accepted into the Accelerated BSN program in
order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
- To be considered for either Scholarship an application needs to be filled
out and then an interview will be set up. If you accept the scholarship
and work for 2 - 2 1/2 years once you graduate, the loan or
“scholarship” is forgiven. This means you do not have to pay it back.
Types of Financial Aid
 5. Cash Net Monthly Payment:
- Open account by visiting,
- Requires a $40.00 deposit
- Payment starts the first month upon enrollment.
- 0% interest.
- For further details visit the Cash Net website or contact
our business office at 213- 477-2540.
The Office of Student Financing
 Dalia Hernandez
[email protected]
10 Chester Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Building 745, 2nd Floor
M-Th: 9:00am – 6:00pm
F: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tel: (213) 477-2562
Fax: (213) 477-2549
Mount St. Mary’s College
Application Checklist
 Accelerated BSN
 Complete Application
 Personal statement
 Two Letters of References
(at least one must be academic)
Official college transcripts (from every college attended)
 GPA- 3.0 Cumulative
 Application Fee
$20- online application
**Please note: We only accept on-line applications for this
The Office of Admission
receives over 300
applications for 40
spaces; therefore your
applications and all
supporting documents
application must be
complete on or before
the deadline. No
exceptions will be
Common issues that
disqualify candidates:
 Missing or late transcripts
 Not submitting up-to-date transcripts
 Missing or late letters of reference
 Reactivation forms without Self
Reporting Checklist and Updated
Personal Statement
On-line Application
Nursing Transfer Student
Apply On-line
Accelerated BSN application
Application Deadline
 October 15 for Summer
 March 1 for Fall
 You may apply even if you are in the process of
completing pre-requisites. However, all prerequisites must be completed by the start date of
the Accelerated BSN Program.
 We will need official transcripts from all the colleges attended, including:
Community College/ University attended before your degree
University where you obtained your degree
Foreign Transcripts from study-abroad program
Official Transcripts from all foreign study
Transcripts from Graduate or Professional degree
Transcripts from vocational program
I.e. C.N.A, Massage, Phlebotomy, E.M.T
Community college/ University attended after degree
Transcripts for courses taken prior to application deadline
**Mount St. Mary’s College requires transcripts to be sent from
institution to institution to be considered official**
International Transcripts
 If you attended college outside the United States,
you will need to submit:
A comprehensive international transcript evaluation
 An official, foreign transcript
 The recommended evaluation service is Academic
Credentials Evaluation Institute
Check your application status
 MSMC Web Portal
 A few days after you submit your application, you will get
an email about MSMC Web Portal
 The MSMC Web Portal will display announcements,
document status, application status, and required
documents for the program if admitted
Please note: we receive a lot of documents 2 weeks before and after deadline,
so it takes longer during that time for items to be reflected in WebAdvisor
Articulation Agreements
 Resource available through our website to inform you of
community college classes that meet our pre-requisites.
Click on Admissions
Click on Nursing Transfer Student
Click on Articulation Agreements
Click school of choice
- Due to the high volume of applicants, the Office of Admission is unable to provide
prospective nursing candidates with course equivalencies for classes taken at 4 year
colleges and universities. Please visit the attached link,, to view the Mount St. Mary’s College catalog and compare
your equivalent courses.
 Associate Degree in Nursing – 2 to 3 years
Evening or afternoon classes, clinicals on weekends
 GPA minimums: 2.75 overall and 2.5 overall in all required
 To be considered for admissions, applicants must take the T.E.A.S
 Starts in Fall and Spring of each year
 RN to BSN Completion Program – 12 months
Evening nursing classes, general study classes taken in Weekend
 GPA minimums: 2.8 overall and 2.5 overall in all required sciences
 Preceptorships to be determined with Nursing Faculty Advisor
 Pre-Nursing option available (NCLEX-RN must be completed
within 6 months)
 Starts in Fall and Spring of each year
Traditional BSN Program- 3 to 4 years
Classes and Clinicals during daytime hours
 32 units of prerequisites
 Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
 Science GPA of 2.7
 Starts Fall of each year
Accelerated BSN Program – 12 months
Must have Bachelors Degree
 46 units of prerequisite courses
 Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
 Starts May and August of each year
Please Remember…
 The Nursing Departments govern admission practices and
policies. The Office of Admission processes files and must
adhere to the rules set forth by the departments.
 Your evaluation begins the moment you inquire. Please be
mindful of your attitude towards all faculty and staff. We
make note of your interactions, both positive and negative,
and they can affect your admission.
 A wise woman once said, “Lack of preparation on your part
does not constitute an emergency on my part.”
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[email protected]

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