Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Sciences, B.S. (Dual Degree Nursing)


Cooperative programs between Mount St. Mary’s University and partnering nursing institutions are available to students who seek to pursue a career in nursing and who also want a liberal arts education. Pursuing one of the dual-degree programs will allow a student to earn undergraduate degrees both from Mount St. Mary’s University and the partnering institution.

There are two phases to the dual degree programs.

Phase 1 typically takes place at Mount St. Mary’s University and consists of completion of the Mount core curriculum and prerequisite courses for the nursing program. Students who satisfy these requirements at Mount St. Mary’s with: 1) grades of B or above in BIOL 298 , BIOL 299 , BIOL 300 ; 2) a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all science courses and other nursing prerequisites; and 3) a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 overall (Shenandoah University) or 3.25 overall (University of Maryland), will have priority for admission to the nursing schools.

Phase 2 consists of nursing-specific coursework and is completed at the partnering institution. Upon successful completion of the first year of coursework at the partnering institution, credits are transferred to Mount St. Mary’s to complete the student’s B.S. degree in Health Sciences. Students then continue to complete remaining requirements of the partnering institution resulting in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Mount St. Mary’s has dual-degree partnerships with the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Shenandoah University School of Nursing.

University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing offers a traditional 4 semester nursing curriculum. UMSON has guaranteed 5 seats each year to qualified MSMU students pursuing this track. In addition to the pre-requisite courses above, students choosing to pursue studies at the UMSON must sit for the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam. Upon successful completion of UMSON coursework, the student receives a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) and is qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain licensure as a registered nurse.

Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University offers a traditional 5 semester nursing curriculum. Shenandoah University has guaranteed 10 seats each year to qualified MSMU students pursing this track. In addition to the pre-requisite courses above, students choosing to pursue studies at Shenandoah University must sit for the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam. Upon successful completion of SU coursework, the student receives a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain licensure as a registered nurse.

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Dual Degree Nursing).

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


45 or 46 Credits:

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Language I (3)

BIOL 110 Introduction to Biology I (4)  

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

14 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Language II (3)

BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology II (4)  

CHEM 150 Bioorganic Chemistry (4)  

17 Credits

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

BIOL 298 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3)  or BIOL 205 Biostatistics (3)  (spring course)

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

16 Credits

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

BIOL 208 Nutrition (3)  

BIOL 299 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)  

16 Credits

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

PSYCH 205 Lifespan Development (3)  

ARMO 300 Modernity in Visual Art (3)  or ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3)  or MUMO 300 Modernity in Music (3)  or THMO 300 Modernity in Theatre (3)  

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

MATH XXX College Algebra or Higher (3) (UMSON only) or Elective (3)

BIOL 300 Microbiology (4)  

16 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 300 Ethics and Human Good (3)  or THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

Elective (3)

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

BIOL 209 Medical Terminology (2)  (Shenandoah U only) or Elective (3)

14/15 Credits

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Shenandoah University or University of Maryland School of Nursing

Spring Semester

Shenandoah University or University of Maryland School of Nursing

 

Student sends official transcripts from nursing school to MSMU. Credits from first year of nursing school transfer to MSMU with letter grades to complete MSMU transcript.