About Us

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At Saint Anthony College of Nursing we are proud of our 90+ 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.


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. 

CCNE Visit

CCNE Visit February 2016

We are pleased to announce that on February 1-3, 2016, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a nationally recognized accrediting agency, is hosting an accreditation visit at Saint Anthony College of Nursing for our post Master’s programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

As part of the accreditation process, CCNE offers the opportunity for our communities of interest to provide written input regarding our nursing program.  Read more..