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 2022

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

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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.

Photo of Saint Martin's nursing lab

$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.

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Stress Manifestations in Patients and Families after Critical Illness

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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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

Admitted nursing students

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

Download admitted nursing student packet
Fax: 360-486-8404
5000 Abbey Way SE
Burton #102
Lacey WA 98503


  • Fall start - May 1
  • Spring start - Nov. 1

Saint stories

Photo of Marie McCullers '13, BSN '19 on the path in front of Harned Hall

A Saint twice over

“The campus is beautiful, the people are amazing, and everyone’s always willing to help. It started with the monks, and they're still helping." 

Marie McCullers Nursing RN to BSN Class of 2013 and 2019

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