News Release


LPNs May Now Earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Watertown Campus

Published Date10\4\2011

Mount Marty College is now accepting applications for a new LPN/ADN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program beginning in January 2012 at the Watertown campus.

With over 50 years of BSN educational experience, Mount Marty College is bringing the quality nursing program they’ve been offering in Yankton to students at the Watertown campus. Course work will be delivered through blended face-to-face delivery and unique online experiences. The college will be utilizing lab space at Lake Area Technical Institute for lab simulation.

Watertown Campus Director, Linda Schurmann is excited about the first nursing courses available in January. “Mount Marty College has been such an asset to the Watertown community for well over 30 years, and we are so grateful for the support of area citizens.  It is exciting to provide an opportunity that meets the community’s needs in the area of healthcare. BSN level nursing is an absolute necessity in the increasingly complex community healthcare field.  Mount Marty College’s nursing program represents the highest possible quality for BSN education, and we are bringing it to Watertown.”
“LPN’s can advance their knowledge, patient care, and open up career opportunities by getting their BSN from Mount Marty. We predict a bright future for LPNs in Watertown as they pursue a BSN right here in our own community,” said Schurmann.

LuAnn Strait, Director of Institutional Relations at Lake Area Tech, is also pleased about the new program. “The partnership that Lake Area Tech and Mount Marty College have cultivated over the years has been beneficial for both entities,” she said.  “The LPN to BSN program is just one more opportunity Mounty Marty has developed for our graduates. It is convenient because they can pursue their BSN degree and do so without having to leaving the area.”

“We are giving students more options in nursing education to further what they’ve started at Lake Area Tech and we value that,” said Strait.

Mount Marty College will be hosting two open houses to learn more about the new LPN/ADN to BSN program at their office in Watertown. The first open house will be held October 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the second will be on November 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Prospective students may apply online at www.mtmc.edu or contact the Watertown campus at 1030 Arrow Ave., 605-886-6777 for more information. Financial aid is available.

Mount Marty College is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the South Dakota Board of Nursing.