July 15, 2014

MSN Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate


July 14, 2014


ROCKFORD, Ill. — Saint Anthony College of Nursing is pleased to announce that all of the May 2014 Master of Science in Nursing graduates have passed their Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) boards.  In addition to this 100% pass rate, all of the graduates have all secured employment in our region as nurse practitioners.   This is the second class of MSN students to achieve a 100% pass rate at the college. 

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Regionally and professionally accredited, Saint Anthony College of Nursing is a Catholic college that prepares students to become caring, professional nurses in acute care and ambulatory settings in beginning and advanced roles of the profession. Undergraduate students are admitted to the College of Nursing’s Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program following the completion of 64 hours of lower division credits from a regionally accredited college or university. Undergraduates who are licensed as Registered Nurses (RNs) may complete their BSN through the College’s innovative RN-to-BSN Program.

The College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is open to RNs with a bachelor’s degree.  Applicants may select one of four MSN tracks: Nurse Educator (NE), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL);  MSN prepared RNs may pursue a post master’s FNP, CNS or NE certification.  The college DNP program offers BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP options.  Applicants interested in advance practice nursing may choose the BSN to DNP, or MS/MSN to DNP options.  Applicants with leadership experience and a master’s degree may pursue a MS/MSN to DNP in nursing leadership in macro/micro healthcare systems.    

Saint Anthony College of Nursing (SACN) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 263-0456, and is approved by the State of Illinois Board of Higher Education to grant the baccalaureate, master and doctorate degree in nursing. The SACN BSN program is approved by the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation. The Saint Anthony College of Nursing Bachelor of Science (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791.

Amy Mastroianni, college affairs coordinator