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

Now accepting RN-to-BSN applications for fall 2019

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

Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m., Harned Hall 115

Nursing student handbook

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

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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Saint Martin's volunteers sorting supplies at the Providence St. Joseph Global Partnerships warehouse

Recent event

Students and faculty from the Saint Martin’s RN to BSN program volunteered at the Providence St. Joseph Global Partnerships warehouse, sorting medical supplies for reuse or recycling.

View slideshow at bottom of page for more photos.

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


RN to BSN service event at Providence

Vehicles full of donated medical supplies

Medical supplies and equipment are recovered and donated to more than 25 countries in need.

Saint Martin's volunteer sorting medical supplies at the Providence warehouse

Local organizations may also work with Providence to secure medical supplies for programs or projects.

Saint Martin's volunteers sort medical supplies at the Providence warehouse

Our nursing program received 500 pounds of supplies for the planned traditional BSN program.