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Nursing RN to BSN

Are you a registered nurse (RN) looking for a pathway to earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) while working in the field? Saint Martin’s RN to BSN program may be the best fit for you.

Why Saint Martin's University?

The RN to BSN program at Saint Martin's provides Registered Nurses a pathway to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Pursuing your degree in Saint Martin's hybrid RN to BSN program allows you to earn your degree in as little as one year, attend class only one night per week, learn through a hybrid teaching model and advance your career earning power.

Now accepting RN to BSN applications for Fall 2023

Mission statement

The nursing program at Saint Martin’s University is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of its students and others through the core values of faith, reason, service and community. It empowers its students to pursue lifelong learning, accomplishment and fulfillment as nurses and human persons.

Program highlights

  • Complete your BSN in as little as one year
  • Attend class one night a week
  • Affordable
  • Hybrid (traditional/online) learning model
  • Scholarships
  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible program start dates
  • Option to attend full or part time
  • Accredited through CCNE
  • Approved by NCQAC
  • Located in the South Puget Sound region of Washington

Practicum and capstone opportunities

Proximity to the state capital provides RN to BSN students with a variety of opportunities with government agencies and non-profit organizations. Students often design capstone projects with a service component, maximizing meaningful engagement with the community. Projects have included:

  • Development of a Department of Health statewide webinar on immunizations for pregnant women
  • Creation of a presentation on compassion fatigue for nurse residents at a local hospital
  • Providing the evidence-base for naloxone distribution in Thurston County
  • Establishing policies and procedures for a community shelter for people experiencing homelessness
  • Collaborating with the Thurston County Nurse Family Partnership

Nursing RN to BSN Requirements

In addition to the undergraduate requirements, please submit completed nursing paperwork by email, fax or mail.

Download admitted nursing students packet

healthcenter@stmartin.edu
Fax: 360-486-8404
5000 Abbey Way SE
Burton #102
Lacey WA 98503

Deadlines:
Fall start - May 1
Spring start - Nov. 1

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING (AACN) SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Association of College of Nursing maintains a database of scholarships, grants and loan forgiveness programs that are specific to nursing.  

View scholarships and financial aid opportunities from AACN

BETTI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Bruno & Evelyne Betti Fund’s mission is to advance academic scholarship in nursing.

Amount
Awards are based on financial need and range from $500 to $1000.

Eligibility
Awards are based on a combination of scholarship (GPA), need (FAFSA), and overall potential contribution to the nursing profession.

Apply for the Betti Foundation Scholarship

HEALTH RESOURCES & SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS

As a student accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program, you can receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs. In exchange, you must work at an eligible facility with a critical shortage of nurses—a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)—upon graduation.

Award
We give funding preference depending on your financial need.

Eligibility
You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;
  • enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;
  • beginning classes no later than September 30;
  • free from any federal judgment liens;
  • free from an existing service commitment;
  • not overdue on a federal debt.

Apply for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) addresses access to health care by developing a Native Hawaiian health care workforce of professionals committed to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities. The program recruits and nurtures professionals in-training for primary health care disciplines and specialties most needed to deliver quality, culturally competent health services to Native Hawaiians throughout the State of Hawai‘i. 

The merit-based program awards generous scholarships to eligible individuals that appear to be dedicated to providing primary health services to Native Hawaiians and their families in Hawai‘i.

Apply for the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

NORTHWEST MONITORING NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Northwest Monitoring, a local intraoperative neuromonitoring service provider, created the Northwest Monitoring Nursing Scholarship to provide annual scholarship support to nursing students from the local area, to include Thurston, Pierce, Mason or Lewis counties attending Saint Martin’s University.

Eligibility

  • Submission of a 500 word or less statement on why you chose nursing as a profession and why you deserve this scholarship
  • Enrolled full time in either the RN to BSN program or BSN program
  • From the local area, to include Thurston, Pierce, Mason, or Lewis counties
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong work ethic, leadership, compassion, and empathy

Apply for the Northwest Monitoring Nursing Scholarship

NURSING FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Nursing scholarship funds are set aside each year to assist students with nursing school finances.

Eligibility
To be eligible for an award, a student must be in good academic standing in the RN-BSN or BSN program.

 Apply for the Nursing Fund Scholarship

PIERCE COUNTY NURSES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

PCNA offers four different types of scholarships to nursing students. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the accredited school.

Eligibility
PCNA scholarships are available to students living or attending school in Pierce County as well as within our expanded jurisdictional boundaries of Thurston, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Mason, Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Apply for the Pierce County Nurses Association Scholarship

PROVIDENCE SAINT PETER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Providence Foundation scholarship is from the Foundation’s Greatest Need Fund.

Amount
Amount of the awards are based on a combination of need (FAFSA) and overall potential contribution to the nursing profession.

Eligibility
To be eligible for an award, students must meet employment criteria at Providence Southwest Region, submit an essay addressing specified criteria, and be enrolled, at least half-time as a student in Saint Martin’s University RNBSN program, and be in good standing in the program.

Apply for the Providence Saint Peter Foundation Scholarship

WASHINGTON STATE NURSES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Washington State Nurses Foundation (WSNF) awards scholarships annually to qualified students who meet the eligibility requirements as outlined on the application website.

Amount
The minimum amount of each scholarship is $1,000. 

Apply for the Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship 

Nursing RN to BSN at a Glance

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Program Type
Major
Campus
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
School
College of Arts and Sciences
Resources
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Nursing programs
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Academic excellence

Dedication wall in Nursing wing to Bruno and Evelyne Betti Foundation

$3.5 million donated for nursing labs and scholarships

Generous gifts have fully funded our 2,000 square feet remodel of Old Main to create an eight-bed nursing learning lab, two-bed simulation suite, classroom, faculty offices and equipment storage rooms.

Graph from poster showing Patient Recall of Events While in CCU

Faculty highlight

Dr. Diane Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Nursing, presented a poster titled Stress Manifestations in Patients and Families after Critical Illness at the 2018 Eleventh National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in Palm Springs, California in September 2018.

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