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Program Details

How long will it take for me to complete the online ABSN program at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine?

This full-time, accelerated program is designed to be completed in 15 months (4 semesters). Coursework is 100% online (synchronous and asynchronous) with 2 on-campus clinical immersions in the first and third terms.

How many start dates are there for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s online ABSN program per year?

There are 2 intakes per year: Summer and Fall.

How many credit hours are required for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s online ABSN program?

This hybrid degree requires 60 credit hours of online coursework (synchronous and asynchronous) and 590 clinical hours to graduate.

Is Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s ABSN program 100% online?

The coursework is delivered 100% online (synchronous and asynchronous). You will also practice vital nursing skills during 2 on-campus immersions in our new, high-tech simulation lab and with real patients in clinical rotations.

Is the hybrid ABSN faculty at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine experienced?

You will learn from active clinicians who bring real-world experience into the online classroom. As trusted SJC faculty members, they are trained to meet your learning needs and are committed to your success as a nurse.

Are clinical placement services provided?

Yes. A dedicated SJC Placement Coordinator works with you to secure a site and preceptor near you. Learn more.

Can I apply to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s online ABSN if I live outside of Maine?

Students from a number of states are welcome to apply to the online ABSN program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.

Can a prospective online ABSN student continue to work while completing the program?

This is a full-time, academically rigorous program that requires full-time attention. It is not advised that students work while in the program.

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