We know nursing. For more than 30 years, USF has been preparing nurses to lead, serve, and succeed in the ever-evolving healthcare arena.
Today, the University of Saint Francis is synonymous with excellence in nursing education. Our graduates work as clinicians, administrators, and leaders throughout the state and region. BSN students are highly sought for employment and many have jobs at the time of graduation.
When a resume from a USF graduate comes in, it goes to the top of the pile. USF nurses stand apart not only for their clinical skills, but for the deep level of care they bring to the work.
Dr. Erin LaCross, MSN ’09
Vice President of Nursing Services
Our 4-year B.S. in nursing curriculum blends a strong liberal arts foundation with outstanding clinical education and experience. USF nursing students complete more than 900 hours of clinical experience — supervised by an on-site faculty member. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be eligible and prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses.
USF graduates are recognized for their commitment to compassionate care — a hallmark of our program.
An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.
Your learning will move out of the classroom and into the real world in degrees. You’ll build your confidence working in our high-tech labs before moving on to clinical agency experiences:
At the start of my senior year, I already had a nursing job lined up at Lutheran Pediatric Hospital for when I graduate.
Chandler Stevens, ’18
USF partners with Parkview Health and the Lutheran Health Network. Students develop skills in acute and chronic care clinical rotations at the following sites:
Our nursing students practice community nursing at the following locations:
Of our graduates are hired into nursing positions within a year!
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate (5 year average)
Expected job growth for RNs between 2016-2026
Starting salary in Indiana
You’ll benefit from studying with USF’s nursing faculty — they are teachers, mentors, and healthcare professionals. Nursing faculty maintain a clinical practice, meaning they bring real-world experience and the latest in nursing skills to the classroom.
The professors are amazing – I can’t say enough good about them! I honestly feel like the nursing faculty are there to help facilitate our dreams.
Ashley Gerber ‘20