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Those applicants who hold an RN license in Illinois and wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree should follow the following procedure.


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  • Submit an Application for admission with fee (Application requires Adobe Reader DC)
  • RN license in the state in which clinical experiences are performed
  • Submit an essay using these guidelines:

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 in your essay:

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?
  • Any other required academic verification.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended showing: ADN/AAS degree with a minimum of "C" grade in all courses used for transfer from a regionally accredited college or university.  General Education courses may be taken while enrolled in the RN to BSN curriculum, but must be completed before graduation.  Transcripts may be submitted to:
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
5658 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108-2468

Students are encouraged to submit official transcripts of all previous college or university course work at the time of application. No grade below a "C" may be transferred.  

Admissions Review

RN to BSN applicants who have supplied all of the needed documentation will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled Undergraduate Admission and Progression Committee meeting.


Students requesting a delay of their application to a future semester must submit a written request to the Student Affairs Office specifying the future semester.


Decisions regarding the acceptance of each applicant are made by the Undergraduate Admission & Progression Committee based upon the fulfillment of admission requirements. Saint Anthony College of Nursing conducts its program and implements policies on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to race, age, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, military service, status upon military discharge, disability or handicap, and creed.