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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Application Form – Please print the application form, complete it, and send to the address at the top of the application with your $50 application fee and your essay.  Reference forms may be sent as completed.

Essay - Essay will be reviewed both for content and proficiency in written communication and is limited to 500 words. Please include your name on the essay, print it and submit by mail with your application.  Please review the OSF HealthCare Mission and answer the following bullet points in your essay:

The OSF HealthCare Mission:

In the spirit of Christ and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Mission of OSF HealthCare is to serve persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the Gift of Life.

  • How have you lived the Mission through community service?
  • How will you continue the Mission as a nurse in the future?

Reference  Form – Please submit three professional references using this reference form.    It is important that your references address your ability to be successful in a baccalaureate nursing program.  Personal references (such as family, friends, and neighbors) are not accepted.

Pre licensure BSN applicants must include at least one reference from a current or recent college liberal arts/science instructor; a science professor or instructor is preferred. All three may be from professors or you may include employers.  

RN to BSN applicants may submit employment references only. 

Early Entry High School applicants may use high school teachers and employers. 

Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor in Nursing Practice (MSN & DNP)

Graduate Application Form – Please print the application form.  Complete the application and the 3 Letters of Recommendation and send to Saint Anthony College of Nursing, 5658 E. State Street, Rockford, IL, 61108, Attn: Graduate Affairs Department with a $50 application fee.