St. John's College of Nursing is an upper-division institution approved to grant the baccalaureate degree by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). Our General Program is designed for students who have already completed 56 semester hours of lower-division course work at another accredited college or university. 

For over 130 years St. John's has been educating exceptional nurses, making us the oldest Catholic hospital based school of nursing in the United States. Our rich history dates back to 1886 when the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis founded St. John's Hospital School of Nursing. The school has since expanded and developed an extensive curriculum to best prepare our students for the constantly changing healthcare environment. 

Students will learn professional, technical, and personal skills throughout the curriculum as they prepare to take the NCLEX-RN exam to obtain licensure. Upon graduation, students will we awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. 

Noteworthy :
For 2016, St. John's College reported a 92% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

The College was also ranked in the 25 Best RN Programs in Illinois according to

Contact :
To best discuss the journey to your receiving your BSN, you can email or call the College at 217-525-5628.