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.
MMu NURSING MISSION
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:
• medical-surgical• gerontology
• 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.
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.
MMU 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.
- Values-based education
- Small student to faculty ratio
- 5 full semesters of hands on, direct patient care clinicals
- Variety of clinical opportunities
- High fidelity simulation experiences in state of the art simulation center
Unique to the Mount Marty University Nursing program, students begin clinical rotations during the spring of their second year of college. Clinical experiences include rotations at Avera Majestic Bluffs and Sister James Care Center, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, South Dakota Human Services Center, Yankton Medical Clinic and other locations in South Dakota and Nebraska. Rotations the student will experience include, but are not limited to: medical/surgical, pediatrics, women’s health, mental health, community health, hospice, home care and school nurse. Due to the smaller class sizes, the faculty at Mount Marty University are able to place students in clinical sites where they will provide hands-on nursing care for clients.
Major Course Requirements
- 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 The Childbearing Family
- NSG 324 Nursing of Children
- NSG 340 Pathopharmacology I
- NSG 342 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 Preparation
- NSG 492 Nursing Research with 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.
- Students who will take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination following graduation are required to take a nationally standardized comprehensive examination review course chosen by the faculty and must achieve a score specified by the faculty.
The university offers students the opportunity to be involved in MMU's Nursing Club, the Student Nurses Association, as well as MMU's Nursing Honor Society Upsilon Iota Chapter: Sigma Theta Tau and Nurses Christian Fellowship.