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University of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary has a strong academic history as a leader in liberal arts education dating back to 1923. Guided by the vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the university seeks to inspire students and to prepare them for value-centered lives and careers that will benefit our global society.

Our programs are grounded in the liberal arts tradition of providing students with the strong decision-making and critical skills required to thrive in the workplace, while coursework and curricula also emphasize the practical applications of skills and knowledge. The University of Saint Mary is known for creating graduates with the ability to lead organizations and contribute to their communities in ways that benefit society as a whole—an essential element of our mission. We have received national recognition from The Princeton Review, which has named the University of Saint Mary a "Best Midwestern College" since 2005.

Quick Facts


School Name

University of Saint Mary

City

Leavenworth

State

Kansas

General Information

Institutional Control:

Private

Year Founded:

1923

Religious affiliation:

Catholic

Academic Calendar:

6 Terms per Year:

Accreditation:

The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

The University of Saint Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe Kansas.

Awards:

The Princeton Review has named the University of Saint Mary a "Best Midwestern College" since 2005, a distinction given only to colleges that meet high standards of academic excellence.

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About Online Learning:

Our online courses offer the same challenging curriculum as our on-campus classes, and faculty members (some of whom also teach on campus) are trained and experienced in the online setting.

The University of Saint Mary launched its first online courses in 1997. Distance-learning technology has come a long way since then, and people are much more comfortable with using it. We realize that many of our students are still new to or unfamiliar with using their computers to attend an online classroom, so we provide several ways you can get support:

You’ll also have your teachers, your fellow students, and an advisor to provide support and answers during your learning experience at the University of Saint Mary.

On average, students spend about 15 to 20 hours a week studying and completing coursework, which you can arrange around your own personal and professional obligations.

Programs Offered

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) – Online

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, the University of Saint Mary’s online RN to BSN program is designed specifically for Registered Nurses seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). There is a growing need for baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the 21st century. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing can help you improve patient outcomes and will provide greater opportunities in nursing and the health care field.

Full time students can complete the BSN in one year. Part-time students can complete the program in approximately three years.

Key Features:

*One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Master of Science in Nursing - Online

New Career Opportunity Today – More Flexibility Tomorrow

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Saint Mary is built on the new Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With these new essentials, the online MSN not only prepares you for advanced career opportunities, it prepares you for a doctorate-level program, which would unlock even more career options.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Online

Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the University of Saint Mary Online MBA program allows you to earn your advanced degree without interrupting work or personal schedules. We offer six opportunities each year to begin your online MBA degree.

This isn’t just any MBA. Our faculty wants you to contribute to society by making the right decisions while making organizations more successful. Along with emphasizing ethical business practices, we encourage students to consider how decisions affect their colleagues, their company’s place in the world of global business, and also the bottom line.

Six concentrations:

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management- Online

Grow your career and discover greater opportunities with the University of Saint Mary’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree program. In the next decade, the health care industry is slated to expand by 22 percent1 and individuals with a specialized education in health care information technology, management, and data analysis will be in high demand.

Led by an experienced faculty that is invested in your success, the curriculum mirrors the accreditation standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and graduates are prepared to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator certification (RHIA) exam.

As federal initiatives call for health care to transition from paper records to electronic data recording, the online B.S. in Health Information Management degree is applicable to jobs in hospitals, consulting firms, research facilities, and public health agencies. In fact, an article published in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report listed health information management as the No. 4 top major in the country.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics


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