Nursing (B.S.N.)

Marymount's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program prepares nurses to be knowledgeable, skilled, and caring health professionals qualified to practice in the contemporary health care environment. Our graduates provide patient-centered quality care utilizing the nursing process and evidence-based practice. Laboratory and clinical experiences are provided to develop competence in the care of patients throughout the life cycle.

It is an exciting time to explore a career in nursing. Reports project a nursing shortage of 800,000 registered nurses by the year 2020. Marymount has a solid reputation for preparing knowledgeable, skilled, caring nurse professionals. Today’s nurses not only provide health care to people of all ages, but also educate patients and their families in preventive care.

Marymount's Bachelor of Science in nursing, is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036. The BSN program is also approved by the  Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing.

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) at Marymount

Marymount connects students with health care agencies and clinical sites throughout the Washington, DC, area, providing hands-on skills and preparing them for the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession.

Marymount offers three ways to secure a B.S.N.:

  • a traditional four-year B.S.N. program
  • an accelerated B.S.N. program available for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, ideal for adult career switchers
  • a hybrid online R.N.-to-B.S.N. program- not accepting applications at this time

Students in the traditional and accelerated second-degree B.S.N. programs take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), and Marymount is proud to report a yearly pass rate of above 90% by these students.

Are you interested in changing your career to a nursing career? Watch the recent NBC Nightly News report on one couple who did just that through our Accelerated B.S.N. program.

Department of Nursing Mission and Vision Statement

Vision Statement

The Marymount University Department of Nursing aims to inspire future leaders in the advancement of the profession and promote the art and science of nursing in a collaborative, culturally sensitive, evolving health care environment. 

Mission Statement

In keeping with the mission of the Marymount University and the tradition of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the Department of Nursing prepares future nurses and nurse leaders using a framework that is student-centered and evidence-informed. Students actively engage in providing high-quality care focusing on optimizing health outcomes for diverse individuals, families, and communities. 


  • Pursuit of Excellence
  • Scholarship
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Respect
  • Leadership
  • Compassion
  • Service
  • Social Justice/Advocacy

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the undergraduate nursing program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate respect for the inherent worth and uniqueness of individuals and populations by integrating ethical reasoning, social justice, and a global perspective in the provision of nursing care.
  • Employ the nursing process using clinical reasoning to deliver compassionate, safe, culturally relevant and patient/family-centered care.
  • Synthesize knowledge from the humanities and sciences into professional nursing practice, scholarship, and service to others.
  • Appraise research findings to engage in evidence based practice that promotes optimal health outcomes.
  • Utilize effective inter- and intra-professional communication and collaboration to optimize health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate professional leadership by advocating for a culture of patient safety and systems thinking.
  • Incorporate principles of population health, health promotion, and disease prevention in partnership with diverse communities to promote health equity.
  • Utilize informatics and patient care technologies to promote health across the life course.
  • Commit to intellectual curiosity and life-long learning.

Learn more

For questions about the application process to all undergraduate Nursing programs please contact Mr. Jose Torres, Admissions Counselor by email or by phone at 703-284-1500.