Nursing Program Partners with University of Maryland - School of Nursing
Emmitsburg, Maryland – Mount St. Mary’s University School of Natural Science and Mathematics is expanding opportunities for nursing students by partnering with the University of Maryland’s School Of Nursing (UMSON).
The recently signed agreement provides students with the opportunity to earn two undergraduate degrees in just over five years — one in biology from the Mount and a second in nursing from the University of Maryland. Students participating in the program are required to complete three academic years at the Mount and four semesters at the University of Maryland.
“The articulation agreement with the University of Maryland successfully combines the Mount’s strong liberal arts curriculum with the health care knowledge and clinical experiences students can only obtain from a hospital-affiliated nursing program.” says Jennifer Staiger, Ph.D, chair of the Mount’s Science Department.
“This exciting partnership will help nurses reach their educational goals of a dual degree,” said UMSON Dean, Jane M. Kirschling, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. “We are pleased to extend our nursing program to include Mount St. Mary’s University as part of the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s commitment to quality health care in this region and the state. This innovative agreement will also support education mobility and facilitate the seamless transfer of academic credit between our schools.”
The partnership is similar to an existing agreement the Mount currently has with Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. It is anticipated that these programs may enroll as many as 20-30 students annually.
For more information visit www.msmary.edu/nursing.