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  • Program Type
    Major
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.
  • School
    Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

Earn your BSN through one of the nation’s highest-ranking nursing programs. Prepare for a career in the largest and most trusted profession in health care.

Graduate and Non-Traditional Nursing

Beyond our traditional BSN tracks, we offer a full range of undergraduate (RN to BSN, LPN to BSN) and graduate (MSN, DNP) degree pathways for working nurses.

What You’ll Learn

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You’ll develop crucial critical thinking and communication skills as you prepare to practice as a BSN nurse and provide frontline care alongside an interdisciplinary health team.

Gain Practical Experience

You’ll have no shortage of opportunities to practice hands-on skills in a wide variety of hospital, rehabilitation, outpatient, and acute care settings.

Access Generous Scholarships

All students enrolled in our traditional on-campus nursing program qualify for ample financial support. Funding options for nursing majors include the Sanford Health Directors Award for Careers in the Health Care Industry and a tuition-free senior year sponsored by CHI St. Alexius Health.

In addition, first-year, full-time freshmen are eligible to apply to join our tuition-free Nursing Academy. This groundbreaking program provides an elite option for future nurses committed to reaching their fullest potential—in the classroom, in the workplace, and beyond.

Take Advantage of Flexible Degree Pathways

Licensed nurses (LPNs or RNs) can earn their bachelor’s and expand their career prospects by enrolling in either our two-year LPN to BSN pathway or our fully online RN to BSN track. Career-changers with an undergraduate degree in a field other than nursing can complete their BSN in as little as 16 months through our innovative BSN accelerated second-degree program.

Secure Your Spot Early

Incoming freshmen with a superior academic record can apply for early-assured admission to our traditional nursing program.

Prepare to Pass the NCLEX-RN and Flourish as a Care Provider

In May 2023, Mountain Measurement again awarded top ranking to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, citing our 2022 graduates’ exceptional first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Accreditations

View additional information regarding the accreditation of this program.

Nursing alumna Raumi Kudrna shares how her experiences at the University of Mary prepared her for success — in her career and in her life.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of registered nurses to grow by 6% through 2031. Most nurses practice in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, primary care clinics, and other health care settings. Others prepare future nurses as college or university professors or advance the field as research scientists.

Career Paths

  • Registered Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Quality Coordinator  
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We are committed to the Mary legacy of preparing highly competent and compassionate nurses eager to fulfill their own caring ministry to individuals, families, and communities.

Dr. Billie Madler, Associate Dean of Nursing

Take Your Next Step in Nursing