WE’RE KNOWN FOR OUR HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN NURSING. WE’VE BEEN EDUCATING THE BEST NURSES IN THE REGION—IN THE TRADITION OF OUR CATHOLIC BENEDICTINE VALUES—FOR GENERATIONS.
The mission of the Mount Marty University Nursing program is to provide students with an integrated education in a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts setting and to promote personal character development, holistic professional nursing expertise, and community service involvement.
CARING FOR PATIENTS AND PEOPLE
With a bachelor’s degree in nursing, you’ll be highly sought after. You may even have a job offer before graduation! At Mount Marty, we’ll prepare you for a variety of nursing roles, to care for an increasingly diverse population and to use complex technology. You’ll be able to work in specialties such as:
- mental health
- critical care
- community health
And with clinical experiences at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Mickelson Center for Neurosciences, the Yankton County Community Health Nursing Agency, area nursing homes and other community agencies, you’ll be getting hands-on experience right away. At Mount Marty, you’ll learn to care for your patients with compassion, understanding, and a spirit of service. As part of our Catholic Benedictine values. We incorporate a holistic approach that emphasizes both care and cure. That's what makes us truly different.
- Bachelor of Science
Bachelor Degree Requirements: 128 credits
Major Course Requirements: 79 credits
- NSG 212 Basic Nutrition
- NSG 225 Introduction to Nursing as a Profession I
- NSG 226 Introduction to Nursing as a Profession II
- NSG 255 Health Assessment
- NSG 322 Mental Health Nursing
- NSG 323 Childbearing Family
- NSG 324 Nursing of Children
- NSG 340 Pathopharmacology I
- NSG 341 Pathopharmacology II
- NSG 362 Nursing of Adults I
- NSG 363 Nursing of Adults II
- NSG 460 Community Health Nursing
- NSG 462 Nursing Leadership and Health Care Ethics
- NSG 470 Complex Care in Nursing
- NSG 491 NCLEX RN Preparation
- NSG 492 Nursing Research and Capstone
- NSG 493 Preceptor Experience
Related Course Requirements:
- BIO 203 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIO 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIO 221 Introductory Microbiology or higher
- CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I
- MTH 150 College Algebra or higher (including Calculus but not Statistics)
- PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
- PSY 165 Lifespan Development
- SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
- Satisfactory grade is required for all clinical evaluations.
- No grade lower than C is accepted in major or required related courses. Pass/ fail is not an available option for major or required related courses.
- Nursing Club
- Student Nurses Association
- Sigma Theta Tau - Nursing Honor Society
- Nurses Christian Fellowship
From the founding of Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1905 to the evolution of our first baccalaureate nursing program at Mount Marty University in 1964, we’ve been committed to educating the best nurses in the region. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mount Marty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.
Mount Marty University offers a BSN Bridge Program for registered and licensed practical nurses who are seeking a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. You may also pursue a Master of Science in Nursing, with tracks to earn a family nurse practitioner degree, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree, or, a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership and Education. Our Sioux Falls location offers a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia degree.
Mount Marty graduates can be admitted into the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program, located at our Sioux Falls campus, provided they meet the following requirements:
- Earned a 3.6 overall GPA from Mount Marty University.
- Earned a 3.6 GPA in sciences coursework.
- This includes nursing and other science courses.
- Completed two years as a nurse in an intensive care unit (adult or pediatric) by the time the DNAP program begins.
- Example: if a student graduates from Mount Marty in May 2025 and begins as a nurse in an intensive care unit shortly after graduating and and earning their nursing license, they can apply in summer 2026 to start the DNAP program in summer 2027.
Interested students still need to submit the application for admission through NursingCAS.