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Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN to BSN)

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Program Benefits

  • Nurse-Friendly Flexibility
  • Career Leadership Development
  • Custom Capstone
  • Corporate Partner Scholarship Opportunities

Your classroom delivered to you.

Life gets busy. Whether you're raising a family, pursuing your career, or doing both at once, we know you want to keep up with your life while you earn your RN-BSN and take the next step in your career.




That's why Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's online programs are flexible and designed to fit your demanding life.

Study when and where you want in order to meet your coursework deadlines; learn from traditional textbooks, e-textbooks, audiobooks, and a variety of other resources; and enjoy recorded lectures on your schedule, not ours.

Our student support team ensures a seamless online learning experience; you can connect with fellow students, work side by side with professors, and tap into your new network for career opportunities. You'll earn a high-quality education that advances your life, on your terms.

Fast-Track Your Future in Nursing

  • CCNE accredited
  • 36 credits
  • 100% online
  • $17,820 (just $495 per credit)
  • Can be completed in 12 months

In the accelerated RN to BSN program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you can complete your BSN in a year and earn up to 20 percent more than nurses with an RN.1&2 As you earn more, you'll be improving the quality of care your patients receive—that's why many hospitals exclusively hire nurses with BSN degrees.3

Prepare for a wider variety of clinical roles and healthcare leadership positions with your Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. With an aging population and increasing demand for health care, the nursing profession is booming: A 12 percent increase in opportunities is projected from 2018 to 2028, more than double the national average for that time period.4

Program Highlights: A Program Designed for You

Nurse-Friendly Flexibility. Our online RN to BSN degree was created specifically to meet the needs of hard-working nurses, like you. The online format makes it easy to complete coursework as you work full time or juggle family commitments.

Built-In Community. Even though you learn online, you'll never be alone: A vibrant community of students and faculty who understand the demands of your education, your career, and your day-to-day life, join you on this journey and celebrate your dedication to excellence in nursing.

Demand-Ready. The Institute of Medicine recommends that 80 percent of clinical nurses hold a BSN by 2020, and the American Nursing Association agrees. Maintain your career trajectory, prepare for leadership positions, and expand your career options with a BSN from Saint Mary's.

Leadership Potential. Our program will bring you up to speed on current industry standards and prepare you to lead with a foundational understanding of progressive care, new healthcare systems, finance, and health informatics.

Custom Capstone. Gain the experience you need by completing a practicum in a healthcare setting of your choice. Unlike most programs in which your options include just a practice area or two, we want you to explore new areas of nursing for your capstone project.

Program Outcomes

  • Administer federal, state, and institutional healthcare policy and regulatory systems to advance safe patient care
  • Integrate scientific and outcome-based evidence into your nursing practice
  • Employ information management and patient-care technology to improve care
  • Use critical thinking to integrate quality assurance, resource allocation, and financial management policies into professional nursing practice
  • Apply health-promotion and wellness principles to diverse individuals, groups, and communities as identified through community health assessment techniques
  • Uphold the values of integrity, autonomy, human dignity, and social justice in all aspects of your nursing practice
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with patients, families, and interdisciplinary teams for optimal healthcare efficiency and patient care
  • Bring nursing processes, knowledge, and skills to changing population demographics, healthcare economics, and service delivery across the lifespan and healthcare continuum

Program Curriculum: Real-World Learning

With a curriculum based in real nursing applications, you'll graduate with quick critical-thinking skills, evidence-based nursing practices, and a complete care mindset.

Explore our online RN to BSN curriculum or take a peek at the sample of courses below:


COURSE TITLE (3 credits per course)

NUR 302

Communication Skills for Nurses

NUR 325

Cross-Cultural Competence for Service Providers

NUR 410

Healthcare Information Management

NUR 310

Pharmacology and Applied Mathematics

NUR 320

Nursing Ethics

NUR 330

Healthcare Delivery Systems

NUR 405

Intro to Healthcare Finance

NUR 415

Nursing Leadership and Management

Career Outlook: From BSN to Anywhere

It's a great time to be a registered nurse, with job opportunities projected to grow 15 percent between 2018 and 2028.4 Earning your BSN with Saint Mary's will put you in contention for many more openings than an associate's degree: BSN is the minimum required education for many organizations across the U.S., including many hospitals, the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Veterans Administration.5 Wherever you're headed next, your BSN will prepare you to lead in a number of roles in healthcare:



Registered Nurse


Pediatric Nurse


Nurse Manager


Unit Manager


Charge Nurse


Take the First Step

Request more information or call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor today about pursuing the online RN to BSN from Saint Mary's.


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9Payscale, Average Charge Nurse (RN) Hourly Pay. Retrieved from