Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is a small, private, Catholic coeducational medical college located in Peoria, Illinois. It was founded in 1905 initially as the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing strictly for the nuns of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. It finally opened its doors to lay students in 1918.
Today, the college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the science of nursing. It grants degrees in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (CNP), and Registered Nurse to BSN Accelerated Pathway. The college also offers an accelerated learning program for the United States Cadet Corps. It remains committed to the highest standards of patient care and provides a learning atmosphere that trains students to deal with any health care challenge they may encounter. This has earned for the college a reputation for excellence in nursing education.
For academic year 2009-2010, estimated cost of attendance for fulltime undergraduate students living on campus is US$ 25,448; for those living with family, US$23,799; and for all other commuter students, US$35,112. This includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, uniforms and accessories, room and board, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. For graduate students, estimated cost of attendance for students living on campus is US$19,915 and for commuter students, US$28,544. To make sure that students are able to pay for their cost of attendance, the college extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs for qualified students.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.