The RN-to-BSN program at Saint Martin's University 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.

Program Highlights

Why choose Saint Martin's RN-to-BSN program?

  • 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

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Upcoming information sessions

  • August 8, Wednesday 8-9 a.m., Old Main 349
  • September 4, Tuesday 3-4 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Old Main 349

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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.

Christina Kressin '13, RN-to-BSN graduate

Student profile

"The RN-to-BSN program is transformational. Sometimes I look back and don't even recognize myself. In nursing school, they teach you how to save a patient's life. This program teaches you how to change the world."
Christina Kressin '13, RN-to-BSN graduate

Teri Woo

New program director

Saint Martin's University announces Teri Moser Woo, PhD, RN, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP, as the new director of the RN-to-BSN nursing program. Woo will lead the growth of the nursing program at Saint Martin’s by applying for the creation of a Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BSN) at the University and the creation of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) once the BSN program has been established. Read more about Dr. Woo.

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

Who to Contact

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