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Inquire NowCollege of Saint Mary has a seamless ladder program of undergraduate nursing education. Students may enter the program at various points along the ladder. The Practical Nursing (PN) program offers opportunity for a licensure certificate. CSM has just launched a NEW Bachelor's of Science in Nursing program that can be completed in 3-or-4 years. Curriculum for the RN to BSN builds upon the registered nursing license with experiences in public health.


Practical Nursing Program (PN)


  • Classes are scheduled during the week days
  • Program can be completed in one year, beginning in the summer semester
  • CSM state licensure rates for 2013 was 100% (Nebraska average is 93%, National average is 85%)
  • Approved by the Nebraska State Board of Education in Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN-BSN)  
  • Classes are scheduled during the week days
  • Advanced Placement in the BSN program may be achieved through successful completion of NCLEX-PN and by challenge (test) out of the first semester nursing course  
  • Program can be completed in 3-or-4 calendar years, beginning in the fall semester

Bachelor Degree Program 
  • Completed in either a Nursing 3 Track (three-year program) or Nursing 4 Track (four-year program). At the completion of either program, you are eligible to submit an application for RN licensure
  • Faculty to student ratio of 1:8
  • Simulation experiences in many clinical courses including Fundamentals, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and advanced Medical-Surgical
  • Podcasts available of class lectures
  • CSM state licensure rates for 2013 was 93% (Nebraska state average 85%, National average 85%)
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

  • Courses can be completed in one calendar year, depending upon the completion of required General Education courses
  • May complete the BSN Program through full-time study or by pursuing part-time study over a longer period of time
  • Two options available: On-campus, face-to-face classroom classes or Hybrid Classes (some online and some class time)
  • Students may be able to transfer up to 85 credits towards the 128 credit hour program
  • On-campus, face-to-face sections scheduled same day each week
  • Hybrid sections limited to 18 students each
  • Podcasts available of class lectures
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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