View all education partners
Benefits of partnering

Want to become an education partner with Saint Joseph's College?
Contact Lynne Robinson, Director of Business Development, Continuing Education & Training, to discuss your options or arrange a site visit at (800) 343-5498 x7843 or (207) 893-7843.


Education Partner - Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS)

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS)

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System consists of Sarasota Memorial Hospital and many outpatient care centers and specialized services, such as the Institute for Advanced Medicine. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is designated as a magnet facility, which requires 100% of nurse managers to have their BSN (MSN preferred) by January 1, 2013. (75% by January 1, 2011)

Saint Joseph's College of Maine and SMHCS have been Education Partners since 2005. The main focus in this partnership is Nursing. Due to the excellence of the SJC online MSN degree program, SMHCS has agreed to reimburse employees 100% for this degree, even though SJC is an out of state institution. Students may also take advantage of the SJC RN-MSN fast track program which substitutes three Master's courses for the final three Bachelor's courses in the BSN, thus reducing the Master's program by three courses.

Partnership Features & Benefits:

  • No application fee
  • Tuition discounts
  • Special arrangement for 100% reimbursement for MSN program only
  • Online format - no commuting costs!
  • Instructors are experts in their field
  • Accredited by CCNE and NEASC
  • History of success in distance education since 1976!

Earn a degree and further your career!

In addition to the nursing degrees, the programs offered include online undergraduate and graduate degrees in health administration, including a master of health administration degree. The Division also offers online degrees in business administration, theology, education and general studies.

More information on Admissions
Apply for your Admissions
Tuition and Fees