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Nursing Program (M.)


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Nurses play vital roles in the nation's rapidly changing, increasingly complex health care system. They are responsible for providing preventive health services, caring for a diverse and aging population, helping those who have chronic conditions, and serving as health care leaders. Graduates of Saint Martin's RN-to-BSN program will be prepared to succeed in this dynamic environment.

Saint Martin's RN-to-BSN program combines academic rigor and professionally stimulating instruction with the university's core values of faith, reason, service and community. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, its curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity. Superior teaching is the expected norm. The University honors all of its students and guides them toward achieving academic excellence. Its nursing program empowers students in their ongoing journey as lifelong learners, ensures that they have the competencies needed to practice in a wide range of roles, and helps prepare them to be leaders in the nursing profession.

As the only RN-to-BSN program between Tacoma and Vancouver, Saint Martin's is ideally located to serve the communities of southwest Washington. Its students enjoy small classes taught by experienced accessible, student-centered faculty; courses that combine on-site classes with online learning; flexibility in class schedules; and financial aid support.

What makes the program distinctive

  • Nursing core and elective courses involve inter-professional education and collaboration
  • On-site classes are combined with distance learning to assure students both personal attention and flexibility in pursuing their studies
  • Class schedules allow students to continue to work and meet the needs of their personal lives
  • Saint Martin's relationship with the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SUTCM) affords innovative opportunities to learn about traditional Chinese medicine