Care for the Body While Respecting the Whole Person

The Department of Nursing facilitates the educational preparation of men and women as generalists and advanced practice nurses in the professional practice of nursing. To this end, the faculty and students are supportive of Catholic and Christian values and the dignity of the human person. To advance this mission, the Department is centered on nursing as a healing ministry, which is focused on the health of the person in his environment. The Nursing Department is further dedicated to the promotion of learning, academic excellence in teaching, and is supportive of professional nursing standards and evidence-based nursing practice.

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Nursing Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post graduate APRN certificate program at Franciscan University all are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. All comments to be directed to or to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

Program Evaluation

The undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are evaluated through a number of indicators, including pass rates on licensure and certification exams, graduation rates, retention rates, and employment rates. Please see the following link for data on these program outcomes indicators.

Department Faculty
Prof. Antinone

Dr. Richard Antinone

Assistant Professor
Department Chair

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Prof. Sunni Burnett

Director of the Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program

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Dr. Harris

Dr. Kevin J. Harris


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Professor Jacqueline Leonard

Prof. Jacqueline Leonard

Assistant Professor

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Professor Natalie Linn

Dr. Natalie Linn

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Loot

Prof. Brian Loot

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Amy Myers

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Recznik

Dr. Catherine Recznik

Associate Professor

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Prof. Diann Schmitt


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