Nursing (ADN)

Enter a rewarding, in-demand profession through our direct-admit Nursing ADN program.

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 most nursing positions.


Saint Francis is ranked the #2 Best College for Nursing in Indiana and top 10% nationally.

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Career success rate for our Class of 2023 ADN graduates


Median national annual salary for RNs in 2022

Why Saint Francis for Your 2-Year ADN Program?

At Saint Francis, students have the opportunity for admission into the ADN program. Students are eligible for direct admission with the following criteria:

  • Completion of: One semester of college-level Chemistry and earned a C or better OR Two semesters of high school Chemistry and earned a C or better.
  • Completion of a college-level or Advanced Placement Anatomy & Physiology course (and earned a C or better).

In addition, you’ll benefit from an expert faculty, excellent facilities, small classes, and an education rooted in the Franciscan tradition of serving others.

Saint Francis’ accredited nursing program offers a foundation in holistic health and nursing and introduces you to patient-centered care in areas such as medical-surgical, maternity, mental health, older adults, children, and adolescents. You’ll also develop assessment and communication abilities.

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

Top-of-the-Line Facilities

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

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


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.

Our Mission

Rooted in Franciscan Values, faculty engage a diverse community of learners to serve society holistically as compassionate, professional nurse leaders.

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