Saint Anthony College of Nursing is a private, nursing school located in Rockford, Illinois. Founded in 1915, it is affiliated with OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and was established under the auspices of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis of East Peoria, Illinois.

Since its inception as Saint Anthony School of Nursing, the school has steadily grown and developed through high quality instruction and its collaborations with other healthcare facilities. In 1986, new trends in nursing education and changes in the health delivery system moved the school’s faculty and administration to work towards establishing a college that would grant baccalaureate degrees. Thus in 1990, after receiving approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, the first batch of students of the Saint Anthony College of Nursing was admitted. In 2003, it was accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to grant the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Today, the college continues to uphold its commitment to excellence in nursing education. It offers the last two years of a four-year bachelor of science in nursing degree and in 2006, added another degree program – the Master of Science in Nursing for nurse educators, clinical nurse leaders and clinical nurse specialists in adult health concepts.

Cost of tuition for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime, undergraduate students is US$9,443 and for part-time students, US$590 per credit hour. For graduate students, cost of tuition per credit hour is US$701. Required fees vary depending on the course or program enrolled in. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of tuition and fees.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Anthony College of Nursing.