Leach College of Nursing

The Cecily and John Leach College of Nursing at the University of St. Francis is committed to providing an excellent nursing education and, therefore, aspires to continue accreditation. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct an on-site evaluation of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate (Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) programs on February 9 to 11, 2015.

We invite our communities of interest (students, alumni, faculty, employers, and Board of Trustees) to provide written input into the deliberations of the CCNE evaluation team. Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until January 10, 2015. Please direct all comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036


***Fall admission deadline is MARCH 1 for the MSN and DNP programs! Don’t delay, apply now! ***

Nursing is one of the most flexible and satisfying careers you can choose. USF has educated three generations of caring and highly skilled nurses. At USF, you will receive one of the finest nursing educations available, preparing you to be a competent clinician and an advocate for your patients. USF nursing students learn to work with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. You also will receive a high level of personal attention and individual guidance while enjoying a close-knit environment with your classmates whether onsite or online.

The baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs at the University of St. Francis are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

The DNP nursing program at the University of St. Francis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 – (since 2010)


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For a partial listing of scholarship opportunities for nursing students, click here.

For information on the nursing honor society, click here.