Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
seeking mastery of advanced skills or completing your bachelor's degree, take
advantage of our strong history and tradition in nursing education.
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.
baccalaureate and master's program at Saint Joseph's College is accredited by
the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite
530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. The pre-baccalaureate program is also approved by
the Maine State Board of Nursing.
At a Glance
State Authorization for Distance Education Nursing Programs
United States Department of Education (USDOE) published regulations in the
Federal Register (Chapter 34, § 600.9(c)-October 29, 2010; page 116-117 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-26531.pdf) that require all institutions of
higher education to seek authorization in every state (and territory) in which
they operate, physically or virtually, in order to maintain eligibility for
federal financial aid.
Saint Joseph's College and the
Department of Nursing have been and continue to make a good faith effort in
pursuing state Board of Nursing authorizations. Additional information will be
posted to this web site as more information becomes available. Due to the
complexity of rules and regulations of some state boards of nursing, Saint
Joseph's College is unable to accept new applications for admission to most of
our distance education programs from students residing in: Arizona,
Delaware, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon,
Tennessee, West Virginia. We are actively seeking full approval in New York. However, in New York
we are able to accept students to the RN/BSN, MSN/ADM, and the MSN/EDU programs
only. Some state boards of nursing require individual application and approval
for clinical placements within their state, and those states are: Alabama,
Alaska, Colorado, Michigan, and Wyoming. We regret the lack of
opportunity to provide individuals with nursing education in those states and
it is therefore our primary goal to meet the rules and regulations necessary to
obtain approval in the future.
enrolled in the RN to BSN program must complete 128 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-two semester hours must be earned through Saint
Joseph’s College. A full transcript evaluation will be done to determine all
possible transfer credit.
has a very competitive admissions process and successful applicants must meet
all prescribed requirements.
Associate Dean, Department of Nursing
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
MSN, Saint Joseph's College
BSN, Loyola College
DNSc, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
FNP-BC, Mississippi University
BSN, Union University
Associate Dean, Department of Nursing
education at Saint Joseph's College has been everything I hoped and
more. Thank you!”
Joseph's College is changing my life!"
has not been easy going back to school, being a single Mom and
helping my child with school. Everyone has been very understanding
and they always work with me.
Clinical Leader Orthopedics
Wakefield, Rhode Island
nurses are now required by those facilities seeking Magnet status. As of
January 2011, 75 percent of the unit level nurse managers must hold a BSN or higher
degree. The Navy, Air Force, and several other federal agencies will only accept
BSN prepared RNs, and public health agencies still prefer BSN (or higher)
nurses (RNs) constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.6 million
jobs. About 60 percent of RN jobs are in hospitals.
of RNs is expected to grow much faster than the average and, because the
occupation is very large, 581,500 new jobs will result, among the largest number
of new jobs for any occupation.
Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
Ready for the next step? Continue below to learn more about Saint Joseph’s campus programs, history, and extracurricular activities like student clubs and athletics.
Advance your career with our online programs—from certificates on up to master’s degrees. We have provided distance learning for 40 years, so you can count on our expertise to prepare you for your future.
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