Quick Facts

Student Enrollment Spring 2014:=Images= | Diversity in Nursing    

  • 188 undergraduate students (BSN)
    • 156 full-time
    • 32   part-time
  • 34 RN to BSN (Currently a registered nurse)
  • 60 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 Rates*: 

BSN: 86%
RN2BSN**: 62%
MSN: 78%

*The percentage of students who complete the program within 150% of normal time for completion. The rate is an average of the past four years.
**Only includes students who started Fall 2010 and Spring 2011. The years before that are included in the BSN rate.

2013 Campus Safety & Security Survey   

NCLEX-RN Pass rate for  2013 : 97% (Compare first time pass rates at Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.)
FNP Boards Pass Rate for 2014: 100%


Spring 2014  Undergraduate Diversity Profile:

 11% Male
 89% Female

  6%   Asian
  2%   Black of African American
  5%   Hispanic/Latino
59%   White
  3%   Two or more races/ethnicities
  1%   American Indian
24%   Unknown

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
    Telephone 312-263-0456

The BSN and MSN Programs are accredited by:  

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
    Washington DC 20036-1120
    Telephone 202-887-6791

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.