‘Explore Nursing’ at Saint Anthony College of Nursing Open House

From press release

Saint Anthony College of Nursing will host a spring Open House from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 20, at two locations: the main College campus at 5658 E. State St. in Rockford and the OSF Guilford Square campus, 698 Featherstone in Rockford.

Faculty, students, staff and the financial aid officer will be available to answer questions about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as well as the Master of Science in Nursing graduate nursing program. Information will be given about programs, admissions, financial aid and student life.

Prospective students, parents and high school counselors are encouraged to attend the “Explore Nursing” Open House. Information will be provided on curriculum, admission requirements, student organizations, student life and financial aid. Tours of the College campuses and the skills lab will be offered.

The Open House is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call (815) 395-5091.

Regionally and professionally accredited, Saint Anthony College of Nursing is a Catholic college that prepares students to become caring, professional nurses in acute care and ambulatory settings in beginning and advanced roles of the profession. Undergraduate students are admitted to the College of Nursing BSN program following the completion of 64 hours of lower division credits from a regionally-accredited college or university.

RNs with a bachelor’s degree may select one of three MSN tracks: nurse educator, clinical nurse leader, and clinical nurse specialist.

Saint Anthony College of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, and is approved by the State of Illinois Board of Education to grant the baccalaureate and masters degrees. The Saint Anthony College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791. It is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, and its Web site is www.sacn.edu.

OSF Saint Anthony is the only Rockford medical center to earn the elite Magnet designation for nursing excellence. It is the highest award for nursing available in the United States.

From the March 17-23, 2010 issue

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