Nursing BSN in Partnership with St. John's College of Nursing

Nursing BSN partnership with St. John's College of Nursing

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The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at Greenville University offers the best of both worlds. It takes place entirely at GU with a strong foundation in the sciences needed to prepare you for your BSN. Then, St. John's College of Nursing takes over for your second two years right on GU's campus.

  • 90% of SJC-prepared students pass the licensing exam.
  • 100% of licensed SJC graduates find jobs.

Greenville University (GU) and St. John's College of Nursing (SJC) have joined together to empower professional caregivers for lives of character, service, innovative proactive excellence, and values-based leadership to serve in the important field of health care.

As a nursing student, you will learn professional, technical, and personal skills as you prepare to take your NCLEX-RN licensing exam. Upon program completion, you will earn a bachelor of science in nursing from St. John’s College of Nursing, all while you spend your entire time on GU's campus.  

This program prepares you for the opportunities and challenges you will encounter in this rewarding profession. It equips you to care for patients in various settings including acute care, community-based care, hospitals, schools, local health departments, clinics, insurance companies, informatics, and more. Gain practical clinical experience in one of many nearby HSHS hospitals in preparation for your licensure exam.  

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Hands-On Nursing Experience
SJC’s mobile simulation unit on GU’s campus is equipped with computerized, programmable manikins that simulate a broad range of health conditions. Students and faculty review recorded interactions of the students “caring” for the manikins to learn what you did well and where you might improve.
Nursing Job Placement

The connection between GU, SJC, and Holy Family Hospitals and the HSHS network creates virtually guaranteed placement and unending opportunity. The average BSN nurse salary in the state of Illinois is $85,230, with an hourly wage of $40.98.

The Best Nursing School Experience

At GU, pursue your nursing degree and get the rewards of classroom learning, a vibrant campus life, and activities with your friends. Experienced educators will mentor, inspire, and guide you in pre-nursing curriculum that gets you to nursing school and helps you succeed once you're there. The professional staff at SJC take over in year 3 and lead you to complete your nursing education while right on campus at GU. 

Why GU


SJC boasts 100% job placement for licensed nurses after graduation.


On-site mobile simulation center provides advanced hands-on learning.


Prepare for licensure! Passing rates for the nursing board exam at SJC are 90%+. 


Earn your bachelor of science in nursing in just four years with GU and St. John’s College of Nursing.

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Nursing BSN in Partnership with St. John

Success Stories

Brandon graduated from Greenville University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in ministry. Just a few years later, on a mission trip to Guatemala, Leonard assisted at a medical clinic, and through that, sensed God calling him to nursing school. That inspiration led him to St. John’s College of Nursing to earn his bachelor of science in nursing.

Brandon offers a unique perspective on the BSN partnership between GU and SJC: "I think the partnership is fantastic! It’s fantastic that my alma maters are working together to help better the lives of others through nursing.” 


Nursing BSN in Partnership with St. John's College of Nursing Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.