Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 does it cost to attend SACN?
  • Current tuition and fees vary for our undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Is there any financial aid available?
  • SACN participates in federal and state financial aid programs and has information and assists with applications for private scholarships.

  • 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.

  • 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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