Leach College of Nursing

As a welcoming community of learners, University of St. Francis is a university engages the mind and spirit of students, faculty and staff, and more. USF’s Leach College of Nursing takes that a step further by offering award-winning nursing programs at every level… a new high quality building with state-of-the-art labs… award winning faculty– the nursing programs at University of St. Francis are a great place to start your nursing career or continue to build professional knowledge. 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. Our small classes mean 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.


Programs Offered

illinois nursing awardUndergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Traditional
R.N.-BSN Degree Completion (offered online)
R.N.-BSN Fast Track Bridge program with Joliet Junior College

Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Nursing

Doctoral Program
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Graduate Certificate Programs
Teaching in Nursing Certificate

Post Master’s Certificates
Family Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

For a partial listing of scholarship opportunities for nursing students, click here. For information on the nursing honor society, click here.

USF’s Nursing Programs are CCNE-Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL are accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org).

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