College of Mount Saint Vincent's ABSN Program in NYC is Now Enrolling

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The College of Mount Saint Vincent is helping to answer the call and address the nursing shortage with its Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in NYC, now enrolling.

The 16-month program will compress the content of a traditional four-year nursing program and offer a quality path to earning a BSN for prospective nursing students.

In addition to providing a path for those called to become a nurse, the program also seeks to help ease New York’s increasing nursing demand by removing the wait time nursing school applicants experience while trying to get started on a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Whether you are ready to convert your BS to BSN or your BA to BSN, the College of Mount Saint Vincent can help you leverage your non-nursing bachelor’s degree into a rewarding career as a nurse.

How Our Accelerated BSN Program Works

We offer a comprehensive experience through our ABSN program. First, you’ll build a solid foundation through studying nursing theory concepts and completing accelerated nursing coursework. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to practice those ideas in a hands-on environment at on-site labs at our ABSN program sites in the Bronx and Queens. You’ll then apply that knowledge through real-world experiences during clinical rotations at top healthcare facilities starting your first semester.

While our program is on an accelerated timeline, that doesn’t mean we compromise quality. In fact, our accelerated nursing program only differs from a traditional classroom-based BSN program by the timeline. You’ll gain the same skills and knowledge you’d receive in a longer, traditional program.

Although it will no doubt take dedication and a great amount of effort, earning your nursing degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent ABSN program is well worth it. As a graduate of our program, you’ll be qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam and jumpstart your nursing career.

Hands-On Labs

Students will put what they learn into practice at our ABSN Learning Sites in Riverdale or Queens. Our ABSN Leaning Site is a high-tech facility where students will take exams, hone their nursing skills, and engage in simulated scenarios inside a supportive healthcare setting under the guidance of the College’s expert nursing instructors.

Clinical Rotations

Doubling as a networking opportunity and to understand the daily roles of a working nurse, clinical placements empower students to put the knowledge they gain in labs into action inside top healthcare facilities around the New York City metro area. Clinical experiences begin during the first semester and allow ABSN students to work with real patients in a variety of healthcare settings.

Admissions Requirements

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is dedicated to academic excellence and graduating quality nurses who are confident in their abilities. As such, our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program compresses a comprehensive nursing education into a 16-month format. The requirements for admission into the program reflect the rigorous pace and high-quality content of the ABSN program and serve to ensure your background gives you the best foundation for success.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s ABSN program requirements include:

  • Submitting the electronic application form with all required components.
  • Having a prior bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 from an approved institution.
  • Completing the prerequisite courses before beginning the ABSN program.
  • Providing official transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended.

History Of Excellence

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent has created an immersive nursing curriculum that fosters growth through diverse academic opportunities. The College is committed to the belief that a student’s education transcends knowledge, skills, and preparation for work, and hinges on the development of the whole person.

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Did You Know?

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is among the five oldest colleges in New York City.

That’s exactly why it offers more than 70 nationally recognized programs, including a majors and minors in the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and professional preparation in accounting, business, communication, education, and nursing.s

Diverse, Collaborative Culture

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically rich and collaborative community, fostering an authentically inclusive culture through education that pushes students to think critically, succeed professionally, and lead ethically.

Although Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic entity, diversity is a cornerstone of the institution. While the College recognizes its connection with the universal Catholic Church, it welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all religious traditions and of no religious association equally.

The Nursing Demand In New York City

The demand for nursing in New York City is monumental. Not only does this mean there are plenty of career opportunities for qualified nurses, but there is also space to provide compassionate care to those who desperately need it. By 2030, there is projected to be an estimated shortage of more than 39,000 registered nurses in New York, according to a recent report by the New York State Department of Health.

Our ABSN program will help bridge that gap by preparing quality practice-ready nurses, eager to help patients all over the NYC area.

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Ready To Begin Your Journey To Become a Nurse?

If you have been called to become a nurse, there’s no better time to act. The ABSN program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is your path to earning a quality BSN on an accelerated timeline. Contact our admission team to learn more about our Accelerated BSN program in New York and get started today.