Saint Martin's has a rich history of educating nurses. From 1986 to 1990s Saint Martin’s offered a RN to BSN program as well as a master’s degree program until 2000. In 2013, under the leadership of Dr. Louise Kaplan, a dynamic nursing program was reinstituted; the RN-to-BSN program. This program prepares individuals who are already registered nurses to meet society's critical need for more highly educated nurses.
The RN-BSN graduates join the previous nursing alumni of Saint Martin's in their ability to apply their education to their current roles or to embrace new career opportunities. Graduates are prepared to continue as lifelong learners, and impact their communities through an understanding of evidence based care in an interdisciplinary environment.
Saint Martin’s understands that RNs who wish to earn their degree are often employed, have families, and require a program that allows for integration of those lifestyles. Our course schedule meets one day a week at our Lacey campus and provides options for full or part-time attendance in order to benefit busy RNs who endeavor to achieve their educational goals. Tuition at Saint Martin’s is not as expensive as you might think! Most RN-BSN students qualify for generous financial aid packages. If you’re a registered nurse who wants to earn a BSN, please contact us through one of the information sessions listed on the web site, the Saint Martin’s admissions counselors John Abreu or Caitlin Gordon, or our nursing e-mail. We are happy to talk with you about your individualized education plan.
Saint Martin’s is currently exploring the possibility of expanding the nursing program to offer more options to earn a BSN. We are in the earliest stages of the exploration to help decrease the very real nursing shortage in our country while maintaining Saint Martin’s proud history of educational excellence. We will keep the nursing web site updated when we have more information about this exciting possibility.
We would love to have you join the Saint Martin’s community to earn your BSN. Contact us to learn more about the possibilities!
Saint Martin’s Nursing Program Faculty and Staff