Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • Who provides enrollment and degree verifications for SACN?
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:   
    Web: www.degreeverify.org   
    Mail: National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171

  • Is Saint Anthony College of Nursing accredited?
  • Yes. We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a number of our programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Details are available here on our website.

  • What courses transfer from my local community college?
  • Transfer Guides for local community colleges are available. Students may have transcripts sent to the Student Affairs Office for an evaluation of transfer credits.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Supplies

  • How can I purchase books and supplies?
  • Disbursement for Books and Supplies Policy
    To provide a way for Pell recipients and any eligible student to purchase or obtain books and supplies no later than the 7th day of the payment period a student can use the book and supplies voucher.

    If you have a credit on your account after tuition and fees have been paid, you can use the credit balance to purchase books and supplies.

    After books and supplies have been purchased, any remaining balance will be issued to the student approximately two weeks after the first day of class.

    To take advantage of the book and supplies voucher, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

    Failure to pick up the book and supply voucher form from the Financial Aid Office will be determined that you chose not to use the voucher.

  • Once I become an accepted student in the traditional BSN program, what supplies will I need?
  • Click here for a complete Supply List.

    Note: Supply list does not pertain to RN to BSN or graduate program students.

Student Life

  • Are all the clinical experiences at OSF Saint Anthony?
  • No, the College has agreements with many health care facilities, such as Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rosecrance Centers, Walter Lawson's Children's Home and the Winnebago County Housing Authority.

    Students will attend clinical experiences in 20 to 30 different settings during the program.

  • Where can I get help preparing for the Test of Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance testing?
  • To help prepare for the TEAS entrance testing, visit the Assessment Technologies website.

  • How do I file a complaint?

  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing recognizes the students’ right to communicate concerns. The following documents the processes associated with making, investigating, and addressing them.

    Students are encouraged to voice concerns about academic issues to their course faculty using professional communication techniques. If a student does not feel that their situation has been heard or responded to appropriately, communication should ascend the chain of command to the appropriate dean. Following that step, students may file a formal complaint.

    All formal student complaints submitted in writing and signed by the student are to be addressed by the College Leadership Team within seven business days.

    Procedure:

    A student may file a written complaint with a member of the College Leadership Team. The written document must include a date of filing, a complete description of the complaint, and the outcome the student wishes due to the complaint. The complaint may be in the form of an email.

    After receiving a written complaint, the College Leadership Team will meet to consider the complaint. The meeting must take place within seven business days of the complaint submission. Further investigation will occur if appropriate.  The leadership team may refer the complaint to a committee if it falls within a committee’s regular proceedings jurisdiction.

    The student submitting the complaint will be notified in writing of the outcome of the complaint. Any confidential information regarding peer, staff, or faculty discipline will not be shared with the student who submitted the complaint.

  • How do I file a complaint with the accreditor?

  • Contact information for our accreditors is available on our Accreditation page.

Admissions

  • Do I have to be Catholic to attend SACN?
  • No. The students at SACN are from a wide variety of faiths including Christian and non-Christian.

  • Do I have to work at OSF HealthCare after graduation?
  • No, our graduates choose to work at a wide variety of excellent institutions and locations, some of which are OSF HealthCare facilities. 

  • Can I attend part-time?
  • Yes, an average of 20-25% of the BSN students are part-time. However, the BSN program must be completed within five years starting with the first clinical course.

    RN-to-BSN and graduate students are almost all part-time.

  • Are all the clinical experiences at OSF Saint Anthony?
  • No, the College has agreements with many health care facilities, such as Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rosecrance Centers, Walter Lawson's Children's Home and the Winnebago County Housing Authority.

    Students will attend clinical experiences in 20 to 30 different settings during the program.

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