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-BSN Online Degree Program

You need your RN-BSN and want to earn it online, but you also want the support and guidance to ensure your success. It’s with this in mind that the University of Saint Mary (USM) designed its online RN-BSN degree program. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and grounded in Sister Simone Roach’s Five C’s of Caring – Commitment, Conscience, Competence, Compassion, and Confidence – the online RN to BSN program at the University of Saint Mary has no residency requirements, allowing you to earn your degree in as few as 12 months. 

USM also understands the requirements and deadlines with returning to school, which is why our faculty and staff are there to assist you however you need. From your initial contact to graduation, the University of Saint Mary will be there every step of the way.

A Field in Demand

In the next decade, employment growth for registered nurses is projected to increase by 19 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is faster than average for most occupations. Coupled with this, the American Nurses Association is also pushing for nurses to return to the classroom and continue their education, noting the need to stay current with new practices and technologies. Thus, there is no better time than now to return to the classroom and earn the degree that will help stabilize your career.
                                                                     
Grounded in the tradition of liberal arts and founded in 1923, the University of Saint Mary instills students with the decision-making and critical-thinking skills employers desire, along with fostering a sense of community. USM also strives to prepare graduates with the ability to lead organizations and act in a manner that benefits society as a whole.
 
Accreditation: Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
 
Requirements: 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
 
Education Level: Bachelor’s in Nursing
 
Language: English
 

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.

Consider these statistics:

With either of these powerful specializations, you’ll be poised to land challenging and rewarding positions.

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.

Seven concentrations:



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