Quick Facts

Excellent Outcomes

Employment Rates

98-100% of our graduates are employed within 1 year of graduation:

  • BSN: 98%
  • RN-BSN: 100%
  • MSN: 100%
  • DNP: 100%

*The percentage of 2015-2016 graduates who were employed within 1 year of graduation, according to alumni surveys.

Licensure and Board Pass Rates



Graduation Rates

The majority of SACN students complete their program within the expected timeframe:

  • BSN: 77%
  • RN-BSN: 67%
  • MSN: 84%

*The percentage of students who completed the program within 150% of normal time to completion for most recent calendar year.


Current SACN Student Demographics


Additional Helpful Info

Student-to faculty ratio:

7:1 – SACN faculty and staff are well-known for their ability to provide personal, individualized attention in a caring environment.

2016 Annual Security Report

Fall 2017 Financial Aid: 

  • 79% of undergraduate students applied for and received financial aid
  • 45% of graduate students applied for and received financial aid
  • 37% of undergraduate students received the Pell Grant                         

US Department of Education Contact Information:
Phone: 1-800-4-FED-AID

College Catalog






Is Saint Anthony College of Nursing accredited?
Yes. Saint Anthony College of Nursing is accredited by: 

    The Higher Learning Commission
    230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
    Chicago, IL 60604-1413
    Telephone 800.621.7440

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.  

How can I purchase books and supplies?
Disbursement for Books and Supplies Policy


To provide a way for Pell  recipients and any eligible student  to purchase or obtain books and supplies no later than the 7th day of the payment period a student can use the book and supplies voucher.  If you have a credit on your account after tuition and fees have been paid, you can use the credit balance to purchase books and supplies.  After books and supplies have been purchased, any remaining balance will be issued to the student approximately two weeks after the first day of class.  To take advantage of the book and supplies voucher, please contact the Financial Aid Office. 


Failure to pick up the book and supply voucher form from the Financial Aid Office will be determined that you chose not to use the voucher.

Once I become an accepted student in the traditional BSN program, what supplies will I need? (Supply list does not pertain to RN-BSN students or graduate students.)
Click here for a complete Supply List.

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 20-25% of the BSN students are part-time. However, the BSN program must be completed within five years starting with the first clinical course. 
RN-to-BSN and graduate students are almost all part-time. 

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