Graduate Programs

MS in Nursing

Why come to the Mount for a master's degree with a concentration in Nursing?

  • Our established reputation for nursing excellence
  • Our highly-qualified faculty are successful and experienced
  • You can start your degree in any session (fall, summer, spring)
  • Early evening classes that meet one evening per week
  • Blended online courses offer greater flexibility
  • Complete your master's as a part- or full-time student in 2.5 - 3.5 years

The Mount's School of Nursing offers the Master of Science with a concentration in Nursing in two nurse practitioner programs: the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). All students take an advanced practice nursing core of 15 credits.

  1. Students in the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track take 46 credits in their major, including 625-675 hours of precepted clinical practice.
  2. Students in the Family Nursing Practitioner track take 46 credits in this major, including 625-675 hours of precepted clinical practice.

You can view the Admissions requirements and procedures here.

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, the college awards the master's degree in Adult-Gerontology or Family health. Completing the program allows graduates to sit for national certification exams in adult or family health.

Mount alumni: Ask about our 25% reduction in tuition costs for Mount grads.

Degree Completion

Based on the most recent data, 90% of students typically complete the MS in Nursing program within four years of entrance. Responses to a survey administered six months after graduation reported that 100% of the respondents who received a master's degree in nursing were employed full time.

When you earn your MS in Nursing, you'll be ready for a career in practice, teaching, research, or doctoral study. You will also be much in demand, as the need for nurse practitioners is at an all-time high, and is expected to continue for many years to come.

Post-master's nurse practitioner certificate programs

The Mount now offers a post-master's certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ANP), designed for registered nurses holding a master's degree in nursing.

For more information on admissions, degree requirements, applications, and courses, please contact us by phone at 845-569-3225, or by email at

Gainful Employment Programs

The Mount has a post-master's degree certificate in two nursing programs that qualifies for the new Federal Gainful Employment regulations. The CIP code is 511.699. The date that the last cohort completed was May 2010; in which we had two students start the program, and one complete. This equates to a 50% rate of completion. Our data indicates that both students went on to working in the Nursing profession, equalling a 100% placement rate.

Records show that neither students borrowed private alternative loans for their tuition. Neither student borrowed any funds through the Mount's Monthly Payment Plan or MPP; their known amount of indebtedness is zero. The Nursing Certificate program does not qualify for Federal Title IV funding.

The expected cost of the program for one year (part-time studies, 6 credit hours each for fall/spring) will be $9,080 for part-time tuition + fees, plus an additional $500. estimated cost for books. This brings the estimated cost for this program to $9,580 for one year of part-time study. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for costs of full-time study.