About Us

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At Saint Anthony College of Nursing we are proud of our 100 years of graduating top rated nursing students in the area.  We are a small, private college that fosters close relationships between students, faculty, staff and community health care providers. 

Meet the faculty, administration, staff, and Student Organization members, or, see what our students are doing.

New RVC BuildingIn 2017 the main campus of the college will be moving to a new location within Rock Valley College. 



The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, and is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to grant the baccalaureate and masters degrees. The BSN and MSN degree programs at Saint Anthony College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).


In 2008 the college expanded to a second site at 698 Featherstone Road, Rockford, IL.  The main campus is located at 5658 E. State Street, Rockford, IL.



Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Mission of Saint Anthony College of Nursing, a private Catholic college, is to provide quality nursing and health care education in an environment that encourages open inquiry and lifelong learning, and to serve all persons with the greatest care and love.

Read our mission, vision and values.

Read more about our rich history, values, and services offered in our college/student handbook. 

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2015 NCLEX Pass Rate

Saint Anthony College of Nursing (SACN) graduates once again exceeded both the state and national average pass rates in the nursing licensure examination.

99 percent of Saint Anthony BSN graduates passed the exam in 2015 compared to the Illinois state pass rate of 86 percent and the national pass rate of 85 percent.

Saint Anthony graduates are sought out by local and regional employers because of the excellent reputation the college has as producing knowledgeable, highly skilled and value driven nurses.
For a complete list of Illinois nursing programs NCLEX pass rates, click here