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The RN-BSN is no longer accepting students into the program.

Your enrollment in Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota gives you access to a faculty that is focused on you. Each course in our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is led by an active practitioner who is dedicated to developing your real-world skills and knowledge in patient care.

Our faculty of nursing leaders will help you gain deeper insights into the major treatment and structural shifts that are transforming the healthcare landscape. You will learn a progressive, comprehensive approach through a curriculum that offers you the flexibility to define your own role in the future of nursing.

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Program Chair

  • Program Director

    Sister Agnes Mary Graves, RSM, DNP brings with her a broad range of nursing experience from working as a Fertility Care practitioner at Mercy Fertility Care in Winona, and as an RN in a number of settings.


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Mari Akre’s career in nursing has spanned more than 35 years, from early-career roles in pediatric and psychiatric nursing through a series of healthcare leadership roles emphasizing healthcare informatics and technology.

  • Adjunct Program Instructor

    Lori Ballantyne is a registered nurse who brings 10 years of clinical experience at Abbott Northwestern Hospital to her teaching role at Saint Mary’s.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Ilana Farb brings nearly 15 years of experience in the nursing field to her role on Saint Mary’s nursing faculty.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Angel is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program, currently teaching NUR325 Cross Cultural Competence for Nurses.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Faculty Fellow
    Bonnie Bina is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. She currently teaches NUR410 Healthcare Information Management.