About St. John's College of Nursing

St. John's College in Springfield, IL offers upper division baccalaureate nursing degree programs for students who have completed the prerequisite liberal arts and science courses at any accredited college or university and two master's degree programs. 

Students, graduates and faculty share the common values of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis and are committed to excellence in nursing care and practice. The college works with others in the community to provide a wide range of quality clinical experiences for students and offers innovative programs to prepare individuals for patient care, with individual attention for students and an enviable array of clinical experiences ranging from birth and wellness to care of the dying.

The college has continued its proud legacy of excellence for more than 130 years. The college is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. It is also approved by the State Agency for Veteran's Benefits and the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

St. John's College is accredited to grant baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing by The Higher Learning Commission. The nursing program is accredited with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

HLC complaint system 

St. John's baccalaureate nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
(404) 975-5000.
St. John's master's program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

St. John’s College is approved to grant the baccalaureate degree by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), 1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377, (217) 782-2551 and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, 1 (888) 473-4858.

Enrolled students may file a complaint with the state if they believe the College has failed to comply with College policies.