Online RN to BSN


This RN-to-BSN degree completion is designed for both diploma and associate degree registered nurses who want to earn their bachelor’s degree.

Whether seeking mastery of advanced skills or completing your bachelor’s degree, take advantage of our strong history and tradition in nursing education.

With the increasing emphasis on patient outcomes across all health care settings, the online BSN degree completion program at Saint Joseph’s College helps you build upon your nursing education. You will increase knowledge in evidence-based care, clinical decision making, ethical practice, population-based care, and health promotion and disease prevention.

How much will this program cost?


*Excludes the cost of textbooks and nursing clinical fees. Assumes no transfer of credit, and, at the graduate level, that all preparatory requirements have been met. Prices are subject to change. Click here for full tuition and fee details.

How long will it take?

The program can be completed in as little as 9 months if all general education requirements are met! See curriculum below for more details. Or contact an admissions counselor now to see how long it would take you to earn your RN to BSN degree!

At a Glance

  • We have a generous transfer credit policy which allows us to accept up to 90 credits in transfer.
  • Each student receives a personalized course of study after their transfer analysis is completed.
  • Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.
  • No on-campus residency required.
  • Baccalaureate degree completion for associate degree nurses.
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Enrolled students can receive one free general education course for every three nursing courses completed. Students will take the nursing courses first and then any general education courses, if needed.

Students enrolled in the RN to BSN program must complete 120 semester hour credits through a combination of transfer, enrollment, and challenge examinations. Nurses with a nursing diploma will receive 30 credits in transfer for the lower-level BSN nursing courses. Thirty semester hours must be earned through Saint Joseph’s College. A full transcript evaluation will be done to determine all possible transfer credit.

This program has a very competitive admissions process and successful applicants must meet all prescribed requirements.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The pre-baccalaureate program is also approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing.

For more information about your state requirements, please view our State Disclosure Information.

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Meet Our Nursing Department


Kelly Hudock, CRNP, DNP
Kelly Hudock, CRNP, DNPChair of Nursing
DNP, Rush University
MSN-FNP track, DeSales University
BSN, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sale
Terry Girouard-Jordan
Terry Girouard-JordanUndergraduate Program Director
MSN, Drexel University
MS, University of Southern Maine
BSN, Excelsior College

Position Yourself for Advancement in A Meaningful Career Path

If you are looking to advance in the field of nursing, the BSN is becoming a must-have credential for a variety of settings. Take the next step at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Request more information today or apply now online (for free) if you’re ready.


Please see the list below for information regarding programs available by state.

Saint Joseph’s College has approval to offer the RN to BSN program in:

Alabama Alaska Arkansas
California Colorado Connecticut
District of Columbia Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois
Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
New York North Carolina Ohio
Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee
Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington Wisconsin


Current nursing students can learn more about nursing clinicals in mysjc.