Driving north on I – 65 from Lowell to Crown Point, you might look to your right and glimpse a brand-new building across from Franciscan Health Franciscan Point. Welcome to The University of Saint Francis Crown Point - a private, Catholic university that offers a variety of healthcare programs and degrees.
University of Saint Francis Crown Point (USF) caters to the busy student, offering part-time, full-time, and online classes, ensuring success for every individual. Some of the associate degrees include nursing, liberal studies, applied sciences, and medical lab tech. The university also offers an online bachelor’s degree in nursing (RN-BSN) and a master’s in clinical mental health counseling. Additionally, students have the opportunity to become a licensed certified nursing assistant (CNA) or learn phlebotomy, the practice of drawing blood.
The University of Saint Francis Crown Point is also known to keep their class sizes small, offering a unique experience that boosts a student’s likelihood to succeed. According to the National Education Policy Center (NEPC), smaller class sizes offer personalized education, a better educational climate, and higher chances for achievement. The average class size at USF is about 24 students. Clinical class sizes are even smaller with eight students for every instructor. With these class sizes, the professor and the students are able to have open discussions, and professors can provid individual attention to students.
The majority of the professors at USF have professional experience in the nursing field. The close proximity of USF and Franciscan Health Franciscan Point is not by mistake. The university and the hospital partner, giving students hands-on experiences with internships, technology, and career connections for life after graduation. Nursing students are offered hands-on clinical and field experiences at Franciscan Health facilities throughout the region. Students at USF also complete clinicals and internships at other hospitals and health facilities in the region. Credits earned at USF are easily transferable. The graduating class of December 2018 achieved a 100% pass rate on their NCLEX-RN, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
The University of Saint Francis Crown Point offers private tours and staff are happy to help potential students explore their educational opportunities via phone as well. For more information visit their website.