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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Bend, IN, United States
As a Nursing student at Saint Mary's College, you will learn to approach the patient and their family with compassion, to treat and care for him or her using all aspects of a Saint Mary’s education. 
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Overview

You'll follow a rigorous four-year Nursing program of study, including liberal arts and professional nursing courses, as well as valuable, hands-on clinical experience, with a focus on chemistry and biology. Training emphasizes leadership ability, respect for the spiritual dimensions of health care, and a solid foundation in the liberal arts.

You can accomplish your dreams of becoming a nurse, and broaden your perspective by traveling part of the world. The rigors of nursing school often don’t allow students to venture abroad, but at Saint Mary's College, we will work with you to make your dreams a reality. The Nursing department makes it possible for students to study abroad in the fall semester of their sophomore year.

If a traditional semester program isn’t the best fit for you, there are many summer options including a nursing specific program in Africa. Our close relationship with the Sisters of the Holy Cross provides a unique partnership with the Sisters located in Uganda. Each summer, nursing students travel with faculty member Dr. Juliana Mwose and Dr. Tracy Anderson to Uganda to work in clinics and conduct research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 
  • Nutrition for Health and Healing 
  • Nursing Care of the Adult—Acute 
  • Perinatal Nursing  
  • Nursing Care of the Adult —Chronic 
  • Pharmacotherapeutics  
  • Nursing Research 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • academic accomplishments as evidenced by rigor of coursework, grades, grade trends
  • self-reported SAT or ACT scores (unless you plan to apply Test Optional). We'll accept your self-reported scores off the application for admission and scholarship consideration, but in order for you to ultimately enroll at Saint Mary's, you will be required to submit your official test scores. So, report them accurately!
  • extracurricular activities
  • community service and leadership experience
  • personal essay
  • recommendations from counselors, teachers, coaches and other personal acquaintances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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