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St. John's College of Nursing in Springfield, Illinois 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 healthcare.

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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, Illinois 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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Fall Semester 2023/2024 Dean's List announced

February 19, 2024

St. John's College of Nursing is pleased to announce the names of the students who were named to the dean's list for the Fall 2023/2024 semester
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December 2023 graduates celebrated

December 18, 2023

St. John's College of Nursing celebrates December 2023 graduates
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Dean’s List for Spring 2023 Graduates

May 19, 2023

St. John’s College of Nursing is pleased to announce the names of the undergraduates who were named to the dean’s list for Spring 2023. 
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