Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Program Details

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

With an emphasis in patient outcomes, you will build upon your nursing foundations to gain knowledge in evidence-based care, clinical decision making, ethical practice, population-based care, and health promotion and disease prevention.


A total of 128 credits are required for the BSN, including transfer, enrollment, and challenge examinations. Students may transfer up to 90 credits.

  • Applicants must be graduates of a Diploma or Associate degree in Nursing, accredited at the time of graduation by CCNE or ACEN. 
  • Diploma or Associate degree in nursing program must have been completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants are required to hold an active, unrestricted RN license. RNs are to provide their license number to Saint Joseph’s College for verification.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

Not authorized in: Arizona, Delaware, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and West Virginia.