Saint John’s College is a private, non-profit learning institution located in Springfield, Illinois. It was founded by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis in 1886 as St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing and was the first Catholic nursing program introduced in the United States. Over the years, the college has continued, uninterrupted, even as it tried to adapt to the changes brought on by social and cultural variations. The main goal of the college was to stay true to its mission of caring and healing and to the philosophy of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.

Always eager to remain up-to-date with current trends and innovations, the school added liberal arts and science classes to its curriculum in 1927 and in 1991 it received approval to transition to a college with a Department of Nursing. St. John’s College has professional nursing accreditation and will find many fellow graduates in various clinical situations in almost every country of the world.

In spite of all its advancements, St. John’s stands committed to its goal to offer programs that prepare graduates for healthcare in a wide variety of settings. It is the college’s aim to make sure that “St. John’s graduates remain known for excellence in professional patient care, for caring and for living the healing mission of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.

Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2010-2011 is US$13,128 per year for fulltime students and US$547 per credit hour for part-time. In addition, fulltime Junior mandatory fees total US$620 while fulltime Senior mandatory fees is US$518. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to help students pay for their cost of tuition and fees.

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