About St. John's College of Nursing-Over 100 Years of Nursing Excellence
St. John’s College of Nursing in Springfield, Illinois offers a wide range of baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral nursing degrees. Founded over one hundred years ago in 1886 by the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, the college is the oldest catholic hospital affiliated nursing program in the country. Originally known as The St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, in 1991 the name was changed to St. John’s College of Nursing.
As part of the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) with hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois the college is conveniently located across the street from HSHS St. John’s Hospital. The faculty and staff at the college are focused on teaching excellence and student success and we educate an inclusive nursing workforce that supports nurses as they strive to advance their nursing education.
Today, the college continues to honor the founding Sisters grit and resilience as it educates the next generation of nurses.