Nursing (BSN)

Marymount's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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.


The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Marymount University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, The BSN program is also approved by the  Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing.

To find out more information about the BSN Program at Marymount, please join us at an information session.  Find more information here: Nursing Information Sessions

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Marymount


Marymount offers three ways to secure a BSN:

  • a traditional four-year BSN program
  • an accelerated BSN program available for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, ideal for adult career switchers
    • Starting Fall 2020, this program has 2 options:
      • full-time (4 consecutive semesters)
      • part-time evening and weekend (9 consecutive semesters)
  • a hybrid online RN-to-BSN program- not accepting applications at this time

Application deadlines for Fall 2020 semester:

  • Accelerated Second-Degree BSN Full-time  
    • Due June 1, 2020
  • Accelerated Second-Degree BSN Part-time Evening & Weekend 
    • Due July 22, 2020
​ Apply via NursingCAS or Marymount's admission page.

Students in the traditional and accelerated second-degree BSN programs take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), and Marymount is proud to report a first time pass rate of 94% and 96% respectively for 2018.


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.

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 BSN program.


Learn more

For questions about the application process to all undergraduate Nursing programs please contact  Admissions Counselor by phone at 703-284-1500.