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

Fast-Track Your Future in Nursing

Rapid changes in technologies, regulations and polices have opened new career paths for nurses — but they also introduced new BSN qualifications for clinical and managerial positions. Arriving at a time when more than 500,000 nurses retire, and over 100,000 new positions are introduced yearly, these changes are spurring incredible job growth — with a 12% increase projected from 2018 – 20281.

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

A Program Designed for Working Nurses

Your life involves more than school. Our online RN-to-BSN degree was created specifically to meet the needs of hard-working nurses, like you. Most of our students work fulltime, and many juggle family obligations as well, but the on-demand, online format makes it easy for them to complete coursework when and where they want to. Busy schedules that include evenings, weekends, and shift work are no longer a barrier to earning a BSN degree.

See the Saint Mary’s Nursing Difference

In Saint Mary’s program, you’ll learn advanced nursing techniques and the latest in progressive health, finance, healthcare systems and informatics. And though you learn online, you’ll never be alone. A vibrant community that understands the demands of your education, your career, and your day-to-day life embrace you on this journey, and celebrate your dedication to excellence in nursing.

Qualify to Work in Any Setting You Choose

Earning your BSN meets new industry standards and qualifies you to work in the healthcare setting of your choice. You’ll demonstrate nursing excellence, and that you’re ready for future leadership roles.

You'll Learn:

  • A Complete-Care Approach. To provide progressive care and therapies.
  • New Healthcare Systems. To better patient outcomes.
  • Finance. To better inform management decisions.
  • Informatics. To provide evidence-based care.

Additionally, you’ll complete your practicum in your choice of a healthcare setting. 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.

You'll Master:

  • Quick critical-thinking skills
  • Evidence-based nursing practices
  • Scientific thought as part of a patient-centered approach
  • A complete-care mindset

Why Nurses Love Our Online BSN

As a student, you can implement new knowledge in your current position, and quickly gain the experience needed for career advancement.

  • Accelerated 1-Year Program.* You achieve your goals faster.
  • CCNE-Accredited Curriculum. You’ll model excellence in nursing.
  • Just $485 Per Credit Hour. You won't break the bank.
  • 100% Online. You can learn where and when it's most convenient to you.

Is Now the Time to Earn Your BSN?

Vision 2020 — the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that 80% of clinical nurses hold a BSN by 2020 — is backed by the American Nursing Association. The fact is the RN credential is no longer the foundation of a lifetime nursing career.

If You Want to:

  • Maintain a lifelong nursing career
  • Qualify to work in any healthcare setting
  • Earn up to 20 percent more than your RN counterpart1&2
  • Prepare for leadership positions
  • Get ready for grad school to become a nurse practitioner, anesthetist, midwife, or specialist

Then you want to find out more today.

We Make Online Learning Easier

Our online degree programs give you flexibility to fit your educational plan into your professional and personal schedules. Because your coursework is delivered in an asynchronous environment, you can log in and learn where and when it’s most convenient to you — during a commute, on lunch, or after the kids are tucked into bed. It’s the freedom you need to learn and advance your career while working and maintaining a personal life.

*The accelerated program is considered fulltime with 2 courses and 6 credit hours per term — it is the most popular option. However, you may opt to complete the degree on a part-time schedule and take just one course at a time.


1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Retrieved from
2Payscale, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Bachelor in Science Nursing Degree average salary. Retrieved from
3The Future of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Retrieved from

Find Out More

Take charge of your career and make an impact in nursing. Call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor or request free information to learn how the online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) completion program at Saint Mary’s can help you meet your career goals.