If you hold an RN license in Illinois and wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree, please follow the procedure below to apply.

Why Saint Anthony College of Nursing?


OSF Mission Partner Opportunity

SACN's RN-to-BSN program is offered in Rockford and will soon be offered at additional locations throughout the OSF ministry (Mendota, Monmouth, Abingdon, Sheffield, Dwight, and Pontiac). OSF Mission Partners can apply for free and take advantage of up to $5,000 in tuition benefits per year. See this flyer for more details and contact admissions@sacn.edu with any questions!

How to Apply

  • Submit an application for admission with application fee.  
  • Submit proof of RN license in the state in which you practice
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended, showing you have an ADN/AAS degree with a minimum of "C" grade in all courses used for transfer from a regionally accredited college or university. 

For an official evaluation of your transfer credits, please have your official transcripts from all institutions you have received college credit from sent to SACN electronically OR by US Mail.

​admissions@sacn.edu Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Health Sciences Center
Undergraduate Admissions

Attn: Transcript Evaluation
3301 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, Illinois 61114

General Education courses may be taken while enrolled in the RN to BSN program, but must be completed before graduation.

SACN will accept Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees to satisfy the general education core requirements for the program! Applicants still need to complete the SACN nursing prerequisites: Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition, Statistics, and Developmental (Lifespan) Psychology. Please Note: Associate of Applied Science degrees will not satisfy SACN general education requirements.

No grade below a "C" may be transferred.

Admissions Review

Once you have supplied all of the needed documentation, it will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled Undergraduate Admission and Progression Committee meeting.


Students requesting a delay of their application to a future semester must submit a written request to the SACN Admissions Office specifying the future semester.


Decisions regarding the acceptance of each applicant are made by the Undergraduate Admission and Progression Committee based upon the fulfillment of admission requirements.

Saint Anthony College of Nursing conducts its program and implements policies on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to race, age, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, military service, status upon military discharge, disability or handicap, and creed.