Student Enrollment Spring 2013:
- 185 undergraduate students (BSN)
- 151 full-time
- 34 part-time
- 33 RN to BSN (Currently a registered nurse)
- 57 graduate students (MSN)
- All graduate students are part-time
- Student-to faculty ratio: less than 10:1
Financial Aid: 92% of all undergraduate students applied and received financial aid.
Graduation Rate: 90.0% of all students who attend the first day of class will graduate (included both full-time and part-time students)
NCLEX-RN Pass rate for December 2011 class: 100% (Compare first time pass rates at National Council of State Boards of Nursing.)
Fall 2012 Undergraduate Diversity Profile:
4% Black of African American
2% Two or more races/ethnicities
1% American Indian
47% received the Pell Grant
Is Saint Anthony College of Nursing accredited?
Yes. Saint Anthony College of Nursing is accredited by:
The Higher Learning Commission
Member-North Central Association
230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-0456
The BSN and MSN Programs are accredited by:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington DC 20036-1120
What does it cost to attend SACN?
Current tuition and fees are available on the college website.
What courses transfer from my local community college?
Transfer Guides for local community colleges are available. Students may have transcripts sent to the Student Affairs Office for an evaluation of transfer credits.
Where can I get help preparing for the Test of Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance testing?
To help prepare for the TEAS entrance testing visit Assessment Technologies' website
Is there any financial aid available?
SACN participates in federal and state financial aid programs and has information and assists with applications for private scholarships. Please refer to the financial aid section on the college's website.
Do I have to be Catholic to attend SACN?
No. The students at SACN are from a wide variety of faiths including Christian and non-Christian.
Do I have to work at OSF Saint Anthony after graduation?
No. Although many of our graduates choose to work at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center after graduation, the choice is left to the student. Placement information is available through the Student Affairs Office.
Can I attend part-time?
Yes, an average of 10-15% of the students are part-time. However, for all students, the program must be completed within five years starting with the first clinical course.
Are all the clinical experiences at OSF Saint Anthony?
No, the College has agreements with many healthcare facilities, such as Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rosecrance Centers, Walter Lawson’s Children’s Home and the Winnebago County Housing Authority. Students will attend clinical experiences in 20 to 30 different settings during the program. Fiscal year 2011-2012 students totaled 40,183.5 clinical hours.