About Saint Anselm College's RN to BSN Program

Saint Anselm College's accredited, hybrid-online RN to BSN Degree Program offers registered nurses, who hold an associate degree, an affordable way to earn a bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN).

At this time the RN to BSN program is not accepting applications for admission.

Additional Information

  • Tuition and Financial Aid


    Tuition for participants in RN to BSN program coursework is $300 per credit so $900 - 1,200 per course. The total cost of the program will depend upon the number of courses transferred, but will range between $12,600 and $15,300. Federal financial aid and loans are available.

    Financial Aid

    Student loans and Federal financial aid are available. To apply for financial aid, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov

    • Insert the Saint Anselm College code 002587

    Further financial aid information is available at the financial aid web page. The Office of Financial Aid will contact applicants if additional information is necessary.

    Questions? Contact Sue Kinney at 603-641-7334

    Other Contacts

    Office of Financial Aid
    Saint Anselm College
    100 Saint Anselm Drive #1735
    Manchester, NH 03102

    (603) 641-7110
    Fax: (603) 656-6015

    Financial Services & Billing
    Saint Anselm College
    100 Saint Anselm Drive #1733
    Manchester, NH 03102

    (603) 641-7115
    Fax: (603) 641-7340

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a hybrid course?
    Is a hybrid course right for me?
    What is the typical course schedule?
    Can I attend either full time or part time?
    What type of learner must I be to successfully complete a hybrid course?
    Will I find myself totally working alone on this class?
    What technical issues should I be aware of for a hybrid course?

    What is a hybrid course?

    A hybrid course is a blend of face-to-face instruction with computer-based learning. Hybrid courses are courses in which a significant portion of the learning activities have been moved online, and time traditionally spent in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated. Some refer to hybrid courses as Blended Learning. The goal of hybrid courses is to join the best features of in-class teaching with the best features of online learning to promote active independent learning and reduce class seat time.

    Students are required to attend some classes on campus while completing other technology-based work remotely. How the different components of a course are managed and distributed between classroom time and Internet settings depends on the specific course and the instructor.

    While the online portion of a hybrid course may offer more convenient but they also say that learning online requires more time, self discipline, dedication, and time-management skills than traditional classroom learning. These courses have the same requirements and workloads as traditionally-delivered courses.

    A hybrid course is a good choice if you find that weekly travel and attendance to a campus is not possible, if you prefer to maintain some personal contact with your instructor and classmates, and you are interested in engaging in interactive learning both in the class and online.

    Is a hybrid course right for me?

    Blended/hybrid learning is an exciting alternative to traditional face-to-face learning. However, online courses may not be appropriate for everyone. Online classes are different in terms of the nature of the class interaction, presentation of materials, and overall learning experience. Some students find blended learning a convenient, positive and rewarding experience; others are frustrated by the experience and have difficulty succeeding in this type of course.

    Possessing certain qualities will increase your opportunity for success in blended learning. Taking the survey below may help you decide if blended learning is right for you.

    1. I am self disciplined. I can work on my own and not be easily distracted.
    2. I am self motivated to learn. I don't need stimulus from other students or being face to face with my instructor to motivate myself.
    3. I have time management skills to balance online coursework with my professional and personal responsibilities.
    4. I am willing to commit my time and effort to online courses (8 hours and up per week, per course)
    5. I have good writing and communication skills.
    6. I have good reading skills. I can read a book and learn how to do something.
    7. I feel comfortable discussing issues and taking questions in an open forum.
    8. I have strategies to get the most from the course study materials such as text book, study guide, syllabus, etc.
    9. I can benefit from direct instructor feedback.
    10. I feel comfortable using the computer to browse the web, download online materials, and create Word and PowerPoint documents.
    • If you responded "yes" to eight or more of these statements, blended learning is suitable option for you
    • If you responded "yes" to six to eight of these statements, you may succeed in a blended learning course with some effort.
    • If you responded "yes" to five or less of these statements, blended learning may not be the best option for you at the moment. You can learn more about other campus-based programs that meet your needs

    What is the typical course?

    All of our program courses are delivered in the blended format. We offer two sessions of 8 week courses per semester. Each 8 week session begins with a face to face or on-campus meeting for approximately 3 hours (class 1). The following 6 weekly sessions are held online. Students work at their own schedule on various learning activities each week. The last session (class 8) is on-campus, and is devoted to student presentations or exams.

    The following week another session begins, with the same 8 week plan. The face to face classes are held on the same day of the week (e.g. Monday) for both semesters, so you can plan for these on campus visits well in advance.

    Classes are offered in the fall, spring, and summer sessions. There is only be one 8 week session in the summer.

    Can I attend either full or part-time?

    You may choose either. Full-time is considered to be two courses per 8 week session; part time is 1 course per session. In order to receive financial aid, you will need to take a course each session. You can change your status from either course load. You will meet with your advisor to determine the most appropriate number of credits for your situation.

    What type of learner must I be to successfully complete a Hybrid course?

    In order to be successful, students enrolled in hybrid courses should be motivated and have good organizational skills. In particular, students need to avoid procrastination by setting up and maintaining a weekly study schedule to stay on top of assignments.

    In addition, students should take advantage of class time and office hours to communicate regularly with their instructors, as well as make effective use of various course materials and learning tools available through the college's flexible-learning programs.  

    Will I find myself totally working alone on this class?

     No. You will be working closely with the instructor and the students in your class, just as you would in a traditional classroom. You will also learn to work online, both independently and with others. Depending on the course, you may be interacting in an electronic classroom and learning skills which will allow you to participate in online classroom activities. These may include: discussion boards, forums, chat rooms, group work, and being part of a team for class projects.

    What technical issues should I be aware of for a Hybrid course?

    Students must have the proper computer hardware and connections to the Internet to permit this type of course delivery.

    Students in these courses should have some experience and familiarity navigating and using the Internet as an information and communication resource.

    • Other skills you will need include downloading and attaching files to an e-mail, word processing and basic fundamentals of using a computer as a communication and productivity tool.
    • Hybrid instructors assume that students are experienced with the basics of operating and working on a computer system.

    Sakai will be the online learning platform that we will use to deliver our courses. You will be oriented to the use of this program prior to beginning your class.

Program Requirements

To earn a BSN Degree at Saint Anselm College, RN to BSN students must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 42 credits taken at Saint Anselm College; other credits may be from transfer courses or CLEP exams. .

The following prerequisites may be transferred or challenged through CLEP exam. 

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II, with lab (8 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Microbiology (4 credits)
  • English Composition I and II, or equivalent (6 credits)


    Core Requirements

    • Philosophy Elective (3 credits) 
    • Social Statistics - (3 credits) 
    • Theology Elective (3 credits) 
    • Humanities (3 credits) - may transfer from any course in the humanities including language, literature, art (including music), philosophy, religion, and history
    • Ethics (3 credits) - PHRN 107   
    • Medical Ethics (3 credits) - THRN 425  (must be taken at Saint Anselm College)

      Major Requirements


      • NURN 451 - Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing
      • 4 credits

        (4 credits)

      • NURN 452 - Health Assessment
      • 4 credits

        (4 credits)

      • NURN 375 - ST: Healthcare Economics and Policy
      • 4 credits

        (4 credits)

      • NURN 454 - Community Health
      • 4 credits

        (4 credits)

      • NURN 455 - Evidence-Based Nursing Research
      • 4 credits

        (4 credits)

      • NURN 456 - Nursing Informatics
      • 4 credits

        (4 credits)

      • NURN 457 - Nursing Capstone Practicum
      • 6 credits

        (6 credits)

      One Elective Nursing Course (3 credits):

      • NURN 360 - Understanding Suffering
      • NURN 362 - ST: PTSD and Implications for Nursing Practice
      • NURN 363 -ST: Transcultural Nursing
      • nursing courses must be taken....

        (Nursing courses must be taken at Saint Anselm College. They may be taken in any order except for NURN 456 which is the first nursing course and NURN 457, which is the final nursing course).