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Fall 2014 newsletter

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Louise Kaplan, director


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Students must meet the requirements for admission to Saint Martin's University to be considered for admission to the RN-to-BSN program. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Prerequisites for admission to the RN-to-BSN program

  • Admission to Saint Martin's University
  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing
  • Competitive GPA, with a minimum of a grade of C in each nursing core and prerequisite course
  • Unrestricted Washington State Registered Nurse license (applicants currently enrolled in a nursing program may be offered conditional admission, pending passage of the NCLEX and receiving RN licensure)
  • Successful program interview.

Admission process

  • Students are admitted for all semesters; applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until capacity is reached
  • Complete an application for admission to Saint Martin's as a transfer student
  • Submit one official copy of transcripts from every college attended
  • Submit a completed FAFSA form for financial aid. The FAFSA may be submitted prior to completing your application to Saint Martin's University.
  • After admission to Saint Martin's University, you will be contacted to schedule an interview that can be conducted in-person or by telephone.
  • Upon admission to the RN-to-BSN program, a background clearance check is required, as well as completion of requirements for practicum placement.

You are encouraged to contact Dr. Louise Kaplan, Director, Nursing Program, by phone (360-412-6129) or by email ( with questions or to set up an appointment.

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