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Degrees type: Bachelor

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an eight semester, 3.5 year baccalaureate nursing program in which the student completes general education core and pre-requisite requirements during the first two years and then completes the nursing curriculum in the last 17 months. In summary:

  • First two years – General Education Courses
  • Last 17 months – Nursing Curriculum

More than 50 Years of Nursing Excellence

Mount Aloysius has a proud tradition of educating clinically excellent nurses for more than 50 years. Mount Aloysius Nurse alumni enjoy a stellar reputation for excellence in providing high quality compassionate patient care and we are proud to be a supplier of a large portion of local nurses. The Mount Aloysius School of Nursing has been recognized as a Nursing College of Distinction.

Program Highlights

  • Traditional BSN program
  • Innovative accelerated bachelor’s degree format

  • State-of-the-art simulation labs

  • High demand job-market

  • Prepares students to sit for RN licensure


Choose an entry point to see what MAC nursing path is best for you!

Whether you’re coming out of high school or pursuing your first college degree later in life, there are great options for first-time students. To get done the fastest, our accelerated BSN program takes 3.5 years and offers you a jump start on employment with a December graduation.

The 2+2 option is what Mount Aloysius is best known for. Students earn their associates degree in as little as two years. At that point, you can take the NCLEX to become an RN. You can start working and complete your BSN degree 100% online. Mount Aloysius also offers discounts for working nurses.

For LPNs, our 2+2 program is designed to allow you to complete your associate’s degree in as little as three semesters.

After the NCLEX, you can finish your BSN online as you work as a registered nurse.

If you’re entering Mount Aloysius as a transfer student or have previous credits, the Mount Aloysius nursing department has a full-time professional advisor who can customize the perfect path for you to get your degree based on your past education. Your path will be built around your credits, work schedule and your home life.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, our accelerated BSN program was designed for you.

Regardless of the field your previous degree is in, you just need the four required science courses and then you can jump right into your nursing courses. You can finish in as little as 16 months.

Lastly, if you’re already a registered nurse, our online RN-BSN program is a great way to complete your BSN degree. The program is very popular in the area and many local BSNs are Mount Aloysius alumni.

Visit our RN to BSN page

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