I am an older adult and graduated in May 2012 with a BA from MSJ. This was my second trip to the Mount. I attended the 1st time about 20yrs ago and when it came time for me to return to school to further my career, I could think of no better college. Both my experiences at the Mount were wonderful. EVERYONE at the Mount goes above and beyond to see you succeed. The professors are the best! You will come away from the Mount with a very good education. A nursing degree from the Mount really means something to employers
in this area. When you leave MSJ with a nursing degree, you will really know your stuff!
Having said all this, I will tell you that the Magellan Program is very intense. The instructors are tough and so is the curriculum. This is an accelerated program. The instructors are available to help and there is a great support staff in place but it is a tough program.
I have been an LPN for 20yrs and returned to the Mount with the intention of completing my BA specifically to then enter the Magellan Program. I look forward to entering the program in August 2013. I need to work and stick some money away because I have been told it is very difficult to work and do the program.
As far as the area, its city suburbia, close to everything but not as hectic and fast paced as mid or inner city. There is alot of flora and fauna. The college is relatively small which lends itself to a close-knit college community. It has also been a very safe college community. The Mount has its own police force and they take the safety of the students and faculty very seriously.
You may also be interested in the Mount daycare. Its very good. My children loved going there and they thought it was cool to go to college with mom!
Good Luck and Best Wishes!