Help Others Live Happy, Healthy Lives With a Nursing Degree

Prepare to transform lives and provide vital care to others with a Nursing degree from Marymount University.

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree equips you with the knowledge and expertise to become a highly skilled health care professional. Your Nursing courses will introduce you to evidence-based practices and various nursing processes. In addition, your hands-on laboratory and clinical experiences will allow you to develop competencies in caring for patients across the life cycle.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter nursing careers throughout the lifespan and care for patients with acute and chronic health issues.

Three ways to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Marymount’s Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education and approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing. We offer three Nursing programs to help you pursue your BSN:

  • A traditional, four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree .
  • An accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for individuals who hold a four-year degree in another field. This Nursing major can be completed in 16 months as a full-time student or 24 months as a part-time student.

No matter which program you choose, you’ll become a well-prepared nurse who can lead within our diverse health care landscape.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Highlights

Gain the expertise and experience to pursue a nursing career and support the health and wellness of others. At Marymount, our Nursing degrees stand out through:

Rich clinical and hands-on experiences
You’ll gain vital knowledge and put it to work in long-term care, medical-surgery, pediatrics, OB-GYN, and community health settings. You’ll also have the chance to take on an internship, which provides you with advanced expertise in a chosen area of specialization and prepares you for your nursing career. Our students have recently interned at Virginia Hospital Center, the Arlington Free Clinic, Washington Hospital Center, and more.

Faculty with expansive and varying interests
Marymount faculty are deeply invested in nurturing the academic and professional growth of every student. They’ve worked in countless health care facilities, led groups such as the American Nurses Association, and advanced research in areas such as pediatric nursing, prenatal care, and post-traumatic disorders. You’ll learn from these leaders in the field, and they’ll be there for you as you chart your own nursing career.

Preparation to pass certification exams
Students in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs have a first-time pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) that is greater than 90% for the past five years—which is consistently higher than state and national averages.

Scholarship opportunities for Nursing majors
At Marymount, you can move your career forward at a more affordable rate. We offer various scholarships for undergraduate students in our Nursing program, including a 10% Nursing Workforce Scholarship for our accelerated program.

What Can You Do With a Nursing Degree?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 200,000 annual job openings for registered nurses across the U.S.

There continues to be a growing need for nurses at all levels, and when you graduate from Marymount, you’ll be prepared to enter this dynamic field and excel. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates take on careers in:

  • Government health organizations
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals such as Children’s National Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Inova, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and more
  • Medical clinics
  • Nursing homes

Some of our graduates continue on and enroll in one of our seven advanced Nursing degrees and certificates to pursue careers as nurse practitioners, nurse educators, or nurse scientists.

What Will You Study in Nursing?

After taking foundational coursework that hones your critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills, you’ll take up to 16 Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses that set you up for career success. You can expect to take coursework in:

  • Leadership in Nursing Practice
  • Mental Health Promotion and Illness Management
  • Nursing Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems
  • Principles and Applications of Fundamental Nursing Technology
  • Promoting Health Across the Lifespan

Our coursework is designed to provide active experiential learning through state-of-the-art simulation labs and exceptional clinical placements across a range of specialties in Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area. During your final semester within the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you’ll complete an internship where you’ll gain added expertise in a clinical setting.

View course descriptions here.

What Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduates Are Saying

Meet Kelly Ceroll
“Marymount’s Nursing program’s emphasis on practical experience has allowed me to engage directly with patients and health care professionals, honing my clinical abilities and instilling in me a sense of confidence. From simulated scenarios to real-world clinical placements, every aspect of the curriculum has made me feel more prepared for when I enter the workforce. I’m excited to embark on a rewarding career in nursing—armed with the skills, compassion, and resilience needed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.”
BSN Nursing ’25

Nursing Faculty

At Marymount, our Nursing degrees feature top-notch educators in the classroom, leading researchers in the lab, and experienced professionals who are still active in the field.
View our faculty here.

Programs Related to Nursing

Health Sciences—Public Health Specialization