Nursing prepares students to become professional nurses and 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.
Mount Saint Vincent offers nursing students the opportunity to explore programs of study at two locations. Our Bronx location is on the main campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, located at 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, New York 10471. Our second location is in Queens, located at 37-02 Queens Boulevard Long Island City, New York 11101.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C., 20001 | (202) 887-6791.
*On May 24, 2023, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners directed the College of Mount Saint Vincent baccalaureate degree nursing program to show cause as to why accreditation should not be withdrawn due to historical and current NCLEX Pass Rates being below regulation standard. ‘The issuance of a show cause directive is not an adverse action, but a statement of serious concern by the Board.’ It is important to note that the Mount Saint Vincent baccalaureate degree nursing program remains a fully accredited program.