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St. Mary's School of Medicine is in a transitioning process and will not be admitting a cohort class at this time. Do contact the St. Mary'sSchool of Medicine to inquire as to when the next cohort classes will begin.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must have attained a minimum of an Associates Degree, 90 semester credit hours or Bachelors Degree (including completion of all the prerequisite coursework) from an accredited institution in order to be considered for admission directly into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.  

The following pre-requisites must be satisfactorily completed at an accredited institution to be considered for admission directly into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program:

Course Credits
Anatomy 04
Physiology 04
Microbiology 04
Mathematics / Principles of Statistics 04
General Psychology 03
Human Growth and Development 03
Sociology 03
General Chemistry 04 or (Principles of Biochemistry)
English Languages 06
Liberal Arts and Sciences  / Electives 28
   

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM  - RE-INTRODUCTION COURSES

To be completed prior to beginning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program if an applicant did not previously complete these courses within four to five years before applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. 

Course    Credits
Anatomy 4
Physiology 4
Principles of Biochemistry 4
Principles of Statistics 3
General Psychology 3
Microbiology  4
Human Growth and Development 3
Sociology 3
   

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM  - CURRICULUM

Once all the admission requirements including pre-requisite and or re-introduction courses have been fulfilled, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program consists of Trimester one through Trimester Four. After completion of all four trimesters, the student is awarded the Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

 

FIRST TRIMESTER CREDITS
Health Assessment 3
Foundations of Professional Nursing 5
Pharmacology in Nursing 3
Pathophysiology for Nursing Professionals 3
Mental Health Nursing 4
   
SECOND TRIMESTER  CREDITS
Medical – Surgical Nursing I  4
Nursing Research for Evidence –Based Practice  3
Nursing Care of the Women and the Childbearing Family 4
Nutrition 3
Ethics in Nursing Practice 3
   
THIRD TRIMESTER CREDITS
Medical - Surgical Nursing II 4
Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents 4
Leadership and Management 3
Contemporary Issues in Nursing Practice 3
Nursing Informatics 3
   
FOURTH TRIMESTER CREDITS
Critical Care Nursing 4
Ger-ontological Nursing  4
Bridge to Professional Practice 3
Community Health Nursing 4
   
   

Students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA in Trimester One through Trimester Four of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and plan to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree, can take up to eight courses from the MSN (Clinical Nurse Educator) Program before formally being accepted into the MSN Program.

The following Post-Bachelors / MSN (Clinical Nurse Educator) Degree courses may be taken before formally enrolling in the MSN Program:

Course Credits
Nursing Theory and Research I 4
Information Systems and Technology for Improved Healthcare/Patient Safety 4
Healthcare Policy, Delivery and Organization  4
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 4
Nursing Theory and Research II 4
Advanced Pathophysiology 4
Advanced Pharmacology and Clinical Decision Making 4
Advanced Health and Physical Assessment  4
   

ADMISSION APPLICATION INFORMATION

 The following documents is required to be submitted along with the application for admission and or be present at the time the application is being reviewed by the admissions committee:

  1. Completed application forms
  2. All official transcripts (transcripts must to forwarded directly from each institution attended)
  3. 4 passport size photographs
  4. Copy of birth certificate and passport
  5. 3 letters of recommendation
  6. Police report
  7. Resume
  8. Personal Statement (explain your accomplishments and reason for considering a career as a medical doctor / nurse)
  9. Physical Examination report and Immunization record

 All candidates will be interviewed in person or by telephone before a final decision is made by the admissions committee with regards to the applicant’s acceptance.

TRANSFER CREDIT INFORMATION

St. Mary’s School of Medicine does accept transfer students. The coursework that will be accepted for transfer credit will be accepted and will be evaluated on an individual basis.

All coursework completed with a GPA 3.0 or better from the MSN Program (Clinical Nurse Educator) at St. Mary’s School of Medicine prior to formally enrolling into MSN Program (Clinical Nurse Educator) will be eligible for full transfer credit.

 

GRADING SYSTEM:  

Examinations will be given in each nursing course throughout the trimester. Final exams are given at the end of each trimester and all the final examinations are comprehensive. The smaller examinations, quizzes, presentations etc. in a course will be at the discretion of the instructor. A score of 75% higher is required to pass examinations in the nursing courses.

Letter Grade Percentage Grade Point
A    93%-100% 4.0
A-   90%-92.9% 3.7
B+ 87%-89.9% 3.3
83%-86.9% 3.0
B- 80%-82.9% 2.7
C+ 77%-79.9%  2.3
73%-76.9%  2.0
C- 70%-72.9% 1.7 
D+ 67%-69.9%  1.3
63%-66.9% 1.0
D-  60%-62.9% 0.7
F 0%-59.9%  0
F=Fail    
I=Incomplete    
W=Withdrawal    
R=Re-examination    
RM=Re-mediation    
IP=In Progress    

Note: ST. MARY’S SCHOOL OF MEDICINE reserves the right to make any changes to the CURRICULUM indicated above at anytime. All changes will be applicable to all students.