Saint Anthony College of Nursing Ranked #2 Nursing School in Illinois, #19 in Nation

7/25/2022 - Rockford, Illinois

OSF Saint Anthony College of Nursing once again ranks #2 in the state of Illinois for best nursing schools in’s 2022 report.

Out of 82 nursing schools in Illinois, the nursing program at Saint Anthony College of Nursing ranks #2 in the state, and out of more than 1,700 nursing programs nationally, it ranks #19.

Its 3-year average NCLEX-RN passing rate is 98.33%, giving Saint Anthony College of Nursing an overall grade of A.

“We are extremely proud of this honor and are even more thrilled that Saint Anthony College of Nursing has been ranked #19 nationally,” said Dr. Shannon Lizer, interim president of Saint Anthony College of Nursing. “It shows how dedicated our faculty are to providing the best education to our nursing students.”

In its 7th annual report, evaluated over 1,800 nursing schools and more than 100,000 data points to create unique, merit-based nursing school rankings.

To help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Illinois and the country. Schools ranked on the list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

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