Leadership Program

Nursing  Administration Leadership Program at St. John’s College of Nursing, Springfield.
Members of the Illinois Organization of Nurses Leaders recieve a tuition discount of 10% to when they get accepted to the Nursing Administration Leadership program.
Please contact the Admissions Administrator, Britni Caruso at 217-525-5628 for more information.

Admission & Application Requirements

  1. Completed application.  
  2. Submission of a legal document showing proof of name and Illinois residence at time of application (state-issued photo ID).
  3. Submission of official transcripts from all regionally accredited college(s) attended showing:
    • A preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 in upper division BSN courses.
    • Good academic standing in the last institution attended.​
    • Proof of completion of bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited and State Board of Education approved college. Official transcripts must come from the granting institution directly to St. John’s College. Hand-carried transcripts are not acceptable.
  4. Completion of a nursing baccalaureate degree within the last five years, or if BSN received more than five years ago, the applicant must have practiced as an RN within the last two years.

5. Active and unencumbered registered nurse license in the State of Illinois.

6. Two professional letters of reference.

7. Personal essay (approximately 250 words describing professional career aspirations in advanced practice nursing).

8. Professional resume

9. Ability to use computer technologies including accessing, retrieving, receiving and communicating information. All applicants with English as a second language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of 560 on the paper version, 220 on the computer-based version or 83 on the internet-based (iBT) version.

All information requested must be submitted before the application can be processed.

Criteria for Final Acceptance

To receive final acceptance and permission to enroll in classes, the student must achieve and maintain all provisional acceptance requirements required by St. John's College and: 

  1. Completion of a pre-entrance health examination
  2. Completion of criminal background check with no disqualifying conditions.
  3. CPR certification completed the year of clinical courses at St. John's College
  4. Proof of medical insurance
  5. Proof of malpractice insurance
  6. Proof of immunizations

All applicants provisionally accepted must meet the criteria for final admission before being enrolled in St. John's College.