The University of Providence RN to BSN Degree Completion Program is a highly competitive program offered to licensed, practicing Registered Nurses. RNs in the Providence St. Joseph Health and Partners system may be eligible for Providence St. Joseph Health scholarship funds.

Program Requirements

The follow items must be met to be eligible for the program:

  • Graduate of an Associate Degree program in Nursing (or diploma program)
  • Active and unencumbered RN license
  • All prerequisite and core courses complete or in progress at time of application. All outstanding courses must be completed by the start of the program.
    • If an applicant does not have a previous bachelor’s degree, they will have core courses to complete prior to starting the program.  Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for review to determine what outstanding core courses they will need to complete.

Providence St. Joseph Health Scholarship Requirements

The following items must be met for applicants to be eligible for Providence St. Joseph Health scholarship funds:

  • Employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a Providence St. Joseph Health or Partner organization facility at a minimum of a 0.6 FTE for at least 6 months. LPN or CNA experience is ineligible.
  • At time of application, RN must be in a benefited position and working either part-time or full-time (minimum 0.6 FTE = 24 hours/week or greater). Per diem employees are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • RN is in good standing (you are currently not on an action or performance plan nor have been on an action plan for the previous 12 months).
  • RN is currently not on a medical leave.

Contact Information

For additional information on applying for this program or an initial transcript evaluation, please contact:

Program Orientation

Spring 2019 RN-BSN Program Orientation Information:

  • Tuesday, January 8th 2019
  • Location, Providence St. Joseph Health System Office
    • 1801 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057
  • Several hotels are located within walking distance

Laptop Recommendations

This program requires students to attend live online classes one day every other week.  Please see the University of Providence Laptop Recommendations here.

Senior Seminar Requirements

As part of your academic program, students participate in an internship and final project. With any of these activities, there is a required background check, drug screen and proof of immunizations.

If you are a PSJH and partner organization caregiver, the background check and drug screen will be waived for you as long as you do not have a break in your academic program (i.e. take a semester off) and you stay employed with PSJH or partner organizations.

Immunizations will also be waived as long as your internship and final project occur in a non-clinical department and you do not have any contact with patients, clients or clinical populations.

If your internship and/or final project occurs in a clinical department, you will be required to submit proof of immunizations to CastleBranch (a third party provider of background screening, drug testing, and compliance management services). The University of Providence will provide you with a link to complete this requirement.  Proof of these immunizations can include 1) already documented immunizations that you upload to CastleBranch 2) Complete your immunizations through your local employee health department that you upload to CastelBranch 3) complete the immunizations using CastleBranch documents/local lab.

Your internship & final project topic/location will need to be determined within the first 8 months of the program so you have time, if needed, to receive the appropriate immunizations.