A Brief History

At Saint Anthony College of Nursing we are proud of our 100-plus 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. 

In 2008 the college expanded to a second site at 698 Featherstone Road, Rockford, IL. 



In summer 2017, the college moved its main campus to a new health sciences building located on the Rock Valley Community College Campus, 3301 N. Mulford Road.


College Accreditation

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 (IBHE),  1 N. Old State Capitol, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377, to grant the baccalaureate and masters degrees.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Saint Anthony College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Click here to access IBHE online complaint system.

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Explore Our Mission and Values

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.