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St John's College of Nursing

St John's College of Nursing is Catholic college with 124 students located in Springfield, IL.

Medicine and Allied Health School, Religiously affiliated


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St. John's College has its roots in the healing and caring mission of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Today, the College offers an upper division Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program and Continuing Education Programs to serve nurses and allied health professionals in Central and Southern Illinois. St. Johns College is transforming itself from a traditional educational institution to one that offers innovative and leading edge programs designed to prepare individuals to care for individuals throughout life in an integrated healthcare system. The College offers uniquely small classes, individual attention for students and an enviable selection of clinical experiences ranging from wellness to care of the dying. Its proud history of excellence stems back to its days as one of the first Catholic Nursing Programs in the United States. Founded by the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, St. John's College opened in 1886 as a training school for the Sisters. This nursing program, which later became St. Johns Hospital School of Nursing Education, was the first Catholic Hospital School of Nursing in the United States and has continued uninterrupted over the last 125 years. The program has changed to keep pace with social and cultural variations, but remains true to its mission of caring and healing and to the philosophy of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. St. John's College is unique in that it is an educational ministry within the Sisters' healthcare ministry which includes 13 hospitals in two states, a number of physician practices, clinics, care centers, specialized women and children's services, and rehabilitation and wellness care.

Always on the cutting edge of innovation, the school added liberal arts and science classes to the curriculum in 1927. In College was approved by the Illinois Department of Registration and Education now the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in 1952, and made the transition to a College with a Department of Nursing in 1991. The College has professional nursing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and the Higher Learning Commission. St. Johns graduates can find fellow graduates in almost every country of the world, in a wide variety of clinical situations. Although the College has evolved with the times, its current transformation is designed to continue the rich history of the College by offering programs that prepare graduates for healthcare in many settings. St. Johns graduates will continue to be known for excellence in professional patient care, for caring and for living the healing mission of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 124
Gender 10% Male / 90% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 93% Full Time / 7% Part Time
Ethnic Diversity
White 96%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework



Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Dr. Brenda Recchia Jeffers
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 16
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100



Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,534 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,072 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $17,606 $17,606

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

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