St. Joseph’s College of Nursing was founded in 1898 by the Sisters of St. Francis. Since then, more than 4,000 men and women have graduated from its halls.
Our purpose conforms with our Christian belief in promoting the achievement of intellectual, professional and personal enrichment of men and women.

We believe that nursing education is a lifelong process, and we prepare our students to adapt to advances in scientific theory, technology, health care and society. We advocate a holistic approach to nursing, and our curriculum goes beyond scientific nursing courses to encompass communication, cultural sensitivity, ethical and legal issues, leadership, conflict resolution and decision-making. A century of caring: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing graduated its first class in 1900. Now, as then, students learn to practice nursing with compassion, reverence, excellence, vision, enthusiasm and integrity.