Enter a rewarding, in-demand profession sooner than you think
- Available as
- Associate Degree in Nursing
- 2 year
- Fort Wayne, Crown Point
Why Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)?
An associate degree in nursing (ADN) focuses on direct patient care and is an ideal educational option if you are looking to start your nursing career as soon as possible. Earning your degree through an accredited ADN program also prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, a requirement for many nursing positions.
Saint Francis is ranked the #2 Best College for Nursing in Indiana and top 10% nationally.
Career success rate for our Class of 2022 ADN graduates
Median national annual salary for RNs in 2022
Why Saint Francis for Your 2-Year ADN Program?
At Saint Francis, you’ll benefit from an expert faculty, excellent facilities, small classes, and an education rooted in the Franciscan tradition of serving others.
Our accredited ADN program introduces you to human anatomy and physiology and the fundamentals of nursing; you’ll explore various areas of nursing, from medical-surgical and mental health to maternity and child health.
Note: If you’re already an LPN, our 3-semester LPN to ADN program may be right for you.
Hands-On Learning: On Campus and in the Field
Our simulation lab and nursing resource center give you a safe environment to learn and practice patient care. You’ll gain experience with industry-standard equipment in professionally modeled exam rooms and patient units, as well as develop your understanding of human physiology with high-fidelity infant, child and adult patient simulators.
Outstanding Clinical Experiences
Saint Francis’ accredited ADN program takes you into real-world healthcare settings where you will continue to develop your nursing skills. These clinical placements allow you to explore multiple aspects of patient care and experience working with various members of a caregiving team. Recent field sites have included:
- Lutheran Hospital
- Parkview Regional Medical Center
- Dupont Hospital
- Parkview Randallia
- Parkview Behavioral Health
- Franciscan Health System Hospitals (Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Michigan City, Munster)
- Methodist Hospitals (North and South Lake)
- Saint Catherine Community Health Systems
“When a resume from a University of Saint Francis graduate comes in, it goes to the top of the pile for an interview.”Erin LaCross, MSN ’09, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP Senior Vice President, Nursing Professional Development at Parkview Health
“I chose Saint Francis for nursing school because of its reputation. I worked with USF nurses at a long-term care facility and they told me about the program and how they graduated totally prepared to start working as a nurse. That was exactly what I was looking for.”Jena Bianco ’22 Miller’s Health and Rehab, LaPorte, Indiana
“I was hired by Parkview Hospital before I graduated. I felt completely prepared. We all did! The level of instruction and support, along with the professional opportunities and connections, prepare us to step into nursing.”Jasmin Hoot ’23 RN, Parkview Hospital
Where You’ll Find Our Graduates
Graduates of our 2-year ADN program find positions in healthcare facilities throughout the region, including:
- Adams Health Network
- Bayview Rehabilitation Hospital
- Benchmark Human Services
- Franciscan Health Hospitals
- Golden Years Homestead
- Loyola University Medical Center
- Lutheran Health Network
- Northwest Medicine
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- Parkview Health
- Premier Hospice & Home Health
- University of Chicago
Nursing Career Advancement
As you progress through your nursing career, consider furthering your education. Additional degrees will open you up to higher-level positions. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing could serve as your stepping stone to a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing, healthcare administration or related degree. Saint Francis nursing graduates have advanced their education with a doctorate of nursing practice or a Nursing (DNP).
The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne and Crown Point, located in Fort Wayne and Crown Point Indiana are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
Rooted in Franciscan Values, faculty engage a diverse community of learners to serve society holistically as compassionate, professional nurse leaders.