At Saint Anthony College of Nursing (SACN), you can discover just how big of a difference you can make in the world.

Find out how far your compassion can take you in an environment that encourages open inquiry, lifelong learning and service for all people with the greatest care and love.

Why Choose SACN?

High NCLEX Pass Rate

Our graduates pass the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) at a rate higher than the national and state averages.

We rank among the top 10 BSN programs in Illinois for pass rates.

Job Placement

We have a reputation for preparing highly skilled professionals, so our job placement rate for students is consistently about 98-100 percent.

Our graduates are sought after by health care institutions throughout the region.

Clinical Experience

We work with more than 150 clinical sites throughout the region to provide students with patient care experiences in a variety of settings.

This ensures that students are well prepared to start a career of their choosing upon graduation.

We Choose to Be a Blessing

Every member of our faculty, staff and student body makes the choice to bestow the blessing of their service on the people they encounter every day.

This video offers a glimpse at how we live our choice.

Programs We Offer


This BSN completion program is designed with the working nurse in mind.

This hybrid program offers new courses every eight weeks and can be completed in as little as 18 months.

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Full and part-time opportunities focused on three specialties: Nurse Specialists (CNS), Nurse Educators (NE) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP).

Classes are offered in the evening and online and generally meet on a weekly basis.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The BSN program provides a broad spectrum of medical concepts and practical experience to prepare graduates to thrive in a variety of health care settings.

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Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The DNP represents the highest level of academic preparation for nursing practice. Students with a BSN can pursue one of three specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Students with a MSN may also pursue the Nursing Leadership in Macro/Micro Healthcare Systems specialty.

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About Our New Home

3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL

In summer 2017, we will relocate to a brand new, state-of-the-art Health Science Center on the campus of Rock Valley College.

That means more classroom space and more lab space for hands-on simulations.

More Classrooms

Located on the fourth floor of the Health Science Center, new classrooms will offer more space and integrated technology tools to enhance the learning experience.

More Simulation Labs

Patient simulations are interactive learning experiences that allow our students to develop and apply knowledge and skills in a realistic clinical situation.

Campus Life

Being on campus puts you in the middle of a community of people pursuing their interests and goals together. You will be immersed in an environment where the exchange of ideas and cultures is common.