Nursing: Admissions

Prerequisites for admission to the RN-to-BSN Program:

Prospective nursing students at Saint Martin's must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission to the RN-to-BSN program:

  • Admission to Saint Martin’s University
  • Unrestricted Washington State Registered Nurse license. (Applicants currently enrolled in a nursing program may be offered provisional admission, pending passage of the NCLEX and receiving RN licensure which must be obtained by the end of the first semester in the program.)
  • Associate degree in nursing, diploma in nursing, an international nursing education, or a non-nursing bachelor’s degree
  • Competitive GPA, with a minimum grade of C in each nursing core and prerequisite course
  • Successful program interview

The RN-to-BSN program requires:

  • 21 credit hours of nursing core courses
  • Six credit hours of approved elective courses
  • Completion of all university general education requirements
  • A minimum of 30 semester credits completed at Saint Martin's
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Admission process

Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.

  1. Complete an application and earn admission.
  2. Submit one official copy of transcripts from every college attended.
  3. Submit a completed FAFSA form for financial aid. The FAFSA may be submitted prior to completing your application to Saint Martin's.
  4. Complete a successful program interview after admission to Saint Martin's University.

    You will be contacted to schedule an interview that can be conducted in-person or by telephone.
  5. Upon admission to the RN-to-BSN program, a background clearance check is required, as well as completion of requirements for practicum placement.

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