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St. John's College of Nursing in Springfield, IL has been cited as the oldest Catholic hospital-based school of nursing in the United States. The school is dedicated to the education of professional nurses whose practice exemplifies excellence in health care.

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Prospective Students

Information for students interested in applying to St. John's College of Nursing in Springfield.  

Current Students

St. John’s College of Nursing will move to a mostly online class format for the fall 2020 semester. While all theory-based classes will take place online, all clinical experiences will continue at HSHS St. John’s Hospital.


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St. John's Nursing Alumni Association members include graduates from the diploma school and the College of Nursing programs. The Alumni Association produces the ECHO, a newsletter with information about alumni, the College and the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis twice a year. 

About St. John's College of Nursing

St. John's College of Nursing in Springfield, IL offers two master's degree programs and upper division baccalaureate nursing degree programs for students who have completed the prerequisite liberal arts and science courses at any accredited college or university. 

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Financial Services

All students have access to a number of financial services provided by St. John's College of Nursing. Learn about the tuition of each of our programs and the financial assitance options we offer for your pursuit of a nursing degree. 

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News & Events

Here are some of our most recent news stories.

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St. John’s College of Nursing Forms Partnership with Greenville University

March 4, 2021

St. John’s College of Nursing and Greenville University are pleased to announce a partnership that will give students a four-year path to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This...
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St. John’s College of Nursing Celebrates December 2020 Graduates

December 23, 2020

Eighteen students graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing from St. John’s College of Nursing this month. The students come from all walks of life but have met a common goal...
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St. John’s College of Nursing Alumna Association Selects 2020 Distinguished Alumna

December 4, 2020

St. John’s College of Nursing Alumni Association has selected H. Catherine Miller, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumna Award.“Dr. H. Catherine Miller...
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Dr. Charlene Aaron, Chancellor of St. John's College

"Our graduates are prepared for the current state of healthcare. Our graduates are prepared for providing acute care and community-based care. I encourage you to search our website to look at our programs and extra-curricular activities... There are so many opportunities for St. John’s College graduates."

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