“Earning my BSN at St. John’s College was a great experience.”

Toni, BSN 

“As an associate-prepared nurse for 31 years, I always wanted to pursue an advanced degree. Due to my other obligations, the timing never seemed right. Two years ago, I realized the time to pursue my RN-BSN had come! I chose St. John’s College of Nursing’s RN-BSN online program. 

“As an older student, I worried about my learning ability. However, this program, which consists of one class every eight weeks, allowed me to focus my attention on a singular topic of study. The professors were helpful and understanding when I needed extra attention or simply encouragement. The time required for classes and study was manageable. The online program conveniently allowed me to complete my degree from my home and fit into my life, which included a full-time job, enjoying my grandchildren and caring for my aged in-laws. 

“As a full-time HSHS colleague, most of my tuition was covered, and the reimbursement process was easy. I was challenged and, as I like to say, stretched in the best way possible as I learned. I am confident my education has better prepared me for my current position and any challenges that lie ahead. 

“If you are thinking about pursing your advanced degree, I highly recommend St. John’s College of Nursing!” 

— Toni M., class of ’23

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Application & Admission Requirements:

  1. Completed application
  2. Submission of legal proof of name at time of application.
  3. Graduation with an accredited diploma or associate degree in nursing. If graduation was more than five years ago, must have practiced as an RN within the last two years.
  4. RN with an unencumbered license.
  5. Submission of official transcripts at the end of each semester from all regionally accredited college(s) or universities attended showing:
    • Completion of 57 semester hours of pre-nursing curriculum with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • A minimum grade of C in all required courses completed. 
    • No designated lower division course may be repeated more than once.
    • Official transcripts must come from the granting institution directly to St. John's College.

6. Two professional letters of reference.

7. Professional resume.

8. Good academic standing in the last institution attended.

9. All applicants with English as a second language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of 560 on the paper version, 220 on the computer based version or 83 on the internet-based (iBT) version.

All information requested must be submitted before the application can be processed.