School of Nursing - College of Mount Saint Vincent

School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Studying Nursing

Nursing prepares students to become professional nurses use critical thinking skills to address the complex health-related problems of a diverse population across the lifespan. Nursing carries out its mission with an awareness of the diversity and needs of our community of interest, offers students a sense of responsibility, critical thinking, open inquiry, and self-respect, and acknowledges the need for lifelong learning.

Nursing students learn to integrate knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences into professional nursing practice. Students use leadership concepts to plan, implement, delegate, supervise, and evaluate outcomes of patient care, integrate evidence for multiple ways of knowing when planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care, and ethically use information and communication technology to obtain nursing practice data. Students also document and evaluate patient outcomes, advocate for health care policies that address local and global health issues influencing health care and practice, employ evidence-based nursing care in a variety of settings through collaboration with patients and other health care providers, and facilitate healthy behaviors in patients in a variety of settings. By assuming responsibility for their own professional development, students use what they have learned to plan competent, effective, and evidence-based nursing care that contributes to safe and high quality outcomes.

With small classes and a close proximity to the resources and opportunities of New York City, students enjoy personalized attention in addition to an assigned advisor. Many online resources, including online testing and experiential learning, are another feature of this highly sought-after program.

Please note: CCNE Third-Party Comments for the College of Mount Saint Vincent School of Nursing’s Upcoming Accreditation Review
This notice is to all stakeholders, including faculty, students, clinical partners, and community members that the School of Nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent will have an accreditation review in November 2019.

The review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is scheduled for November 13 to 15.

All interested parties are invited to submit in writing, comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation. Written comments will be received by CCNE up until October 23, 2019 at:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791
Or via e-mail at:

(718) 405-3351
Founders Hall 452