Leach College of Nursing

As a welcoming community of learners, University of St. Francis is a university that is consistently engaging mind & 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.




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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

Undergraduate Programs


Graduate Programs


Doctoral Program


Graduate Certificate Programs


Post Master’s Certificates


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

For information on the nursing honor society, click here.


Meet some of our successful nurses!


The USF baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs and the DNP program (since 2010) are accredited by:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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