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University of Saint Francis Crown Point

12800 Mississippi Parkway Pavilion U, Crown Point, IN 46307


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High-Quality Education close to home located at Franciscan Point in Crown Point, IN. We are a site of the University of Saint Francis. USF Crown Point offers several academic majors.

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High-Quality Education Close to Home

Students enrolled at USF Crown Point attend classes through a variety of methods: in-person classes taught at the Fraciscan Point campus, and through web-based and online instruction.
By attending classes at USF Crown Point, you have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality, values-based education from the University of Saint Francis without leaving the region. For more information about any of our programs, fill out an inquiry form or call the Crown Point office at the following numbers: Local - (219) 488-8888, Toll Free - (877) 803-8879, or Fax (219) 488-8889.

University Profile

The University of Saint Francis was founded in 1890 and has a rich heritage of offering quality education. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of Faith and Reason, the University of Saint Francis engages a diverse community in learning, leadership and service. Personal attention to students is what makes a USF education so meaningful and enriching to its approximately 2,100 students. The Crown Point campus is easy to access, located at Franciscan Point at the intersection of I-65 and Rte. 231. Take exit 247 off I- 65.


The Associate Of Science In Nursing prepares graduates for entry level practice as nurse generalists. Students are assisted to value service and develop caring behaviors in clinical practice by recognizing, responding and valuing caring as the foundation for the profession of nursing. The nursing roles of provider of care, manager of care and active member of the discipline are emphasized as students progress through the curriculum. Students integrate concepts from physical, social and behavioral sciences and humanities with nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice. Using the nursing process as a critical thinking framework, students provide safe, accurate and individualized nursing care to select individuals and groups with health needs or common well-defined health problems. Students care for a variety of patient populations across the life span and the healthcare continuum in acute care, long-term care and community-based settings. After completing the degree, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The Associate of Art in Liberal Studies fulfills general education requirements through various social and natural sciences, humanities, religion and math courses. An additional 24 credit hours in concentrations such as healthcare, business, theology, history or other areas is included, plus 9-10 hours for electives.

The Associate of Science-Medical Laboratory Technician at the University of Saint Francis Crown Point provides another option for students interested in a health sciences career that builds upon their current focus and the reputation of the campus. Coursework balances the foundations of science with focused technical skills. An opportunity to complete the 16 credit hours of clinical rotations is available through Franciscan Alliance, Inc. The clinical laboratory science/medical technology program has a long tenure at the University of Saint Francis main campus at the bachelor degree level. Additionally, market studies have identified associate-level clinical lab science as a substantial growth area in health sciences. It is a clear higher-education-to-career degree, and provides students with a pathway to baccalaureate and graduate degrees.

The LPN to ASN is designed for working adults with an LPN license. Students in this program obtain an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and an RN license after two years of part-time instruction. By becoming an RN, you can expand your career options and job opportunities, increase your income above an LPN's salary by as much as 40 percent, and most importantly, expand your knowledge and skill as a nurse. The ASN program prepares its graduates for entry-level practice as nurse generalists. Students are assisted in using the nursing process as a critical thinking framework and to provide safe, accurate, and individualized care to patients.

Online RN-BSN
The baccalaureate program for registered nurses (RN-BSN program) prepares registered nurses for leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. The curriculum provides an academic background which serves as the basis for graduate education and continued personal and professional growth. The program builds from a liberal arts foundation, integrating nursing knowledge with the humanities, and behavioral and social sciences. Registered nurses who choose to complete the baccalaureate degree are prepared for career advancement in the clinical setting of their choice. Course content in research, leadership and management, and community health nursing introduce students to leadership and management roles and nursing positions in the community. Graduates are prepared to make an impact on the current and future health care of society.The RN-BSN Program is offered in a 12 month full time or 24 month part time online format. All courses are offered in a web-base d format via the Internet. Classes are taken every eight weeks.

The RN to MSN Transition Sequence, this program offered at the Fort Wayne Campus. If you have an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, this program will prepare you for entrance into the graduate nursing program. You must be accepted into the graduate nursing program to be eligible for this transition sequence of courses. The nursing courses in this transition sequence are taught in an intensive block format. Nursing courses are offered one night a week throughout the fast track, using a hybrid model that involves both campus and web-based meetings. You must have completed 1,000 hours of clinical practice before taking NURS570/572 as part of the MSN program and after completing the transition sequence of courses, you will not be awarded a bachelor’s degree. You will begin your MSN coursework.

The MSN (FNP) is offered at the Fort Wayne Campus. This prepares professional nurses to function in advanced practice roles in primary care settings in order to provide holistic, comprehensive nursing care as a family nurse practitioner.

The MHA is designed for working adults. Students will gain a comprehensive, practical and interdisciplinary set of core competencies, knowledge, skills and values through diverse course offerings in the health administration environment. This attainable advanced degree, with its evening and weekend classes, educates future healthcare leaders in matters crucial to both the business and healthcare fields.

High School Students
High school students wishing to be directly admitted to the university must meet the criteria listed below. Please keep in mind that, as a Franciscan institution, we believe education should be available to everybody. All interested students are encouraged to apply online.

Earn a 2.3 GPA on a 4 point scale.
Earn a combined SAT score of 1000+ on the reading and math sections or earn an ACT composite score of 21+.
Submit an essay.

Adult Candidates
Submit your high school transcripts and/or your GED scores (not the diploma). Some people worry about getting high school transcripts if they didn't graduate recently. It doesn't matter when you graduated, your school will still have your transcripts. If your high school no longer exists, you can contact the school corporation.

Earn a 2.3 GPA on a 4 point scale.

Students who fall short of USF criteria will be required to submit an admissions essay. If you have questions about your eligibility, please call us. Your admissions counselor can guide you through the application process.

Transfer Students
Transferring doesn't have to be a difficult process. We have admissions counselors who are specially trained to help transfer students. USF is also one of the few schools that offer academic scholarships to transfer students.

Earn a 2.3 GPA on a 4 point scale.
Earn a combined SAT score of 1000+ on the reading and math sections or earn an ACT composite score of 21+. (SAT/ACT waived with 12 or more college credits)

Students who fall short of USF criteria will be required to submit an admissions essay. If you have questions about your eligibility, please call us. Your admissions counselor can guide you through the application process. Transfer students may have course work earned at accredited institutions evaluated and posted to their University of Saint Francis transcript.

Transferred courses will be recorded on the student’s University of Saint Francis transcript provided a grade of “C” or better is earned. Some courses may require a transfer grade of "B" or better based on the major requirements. Accepted credit hours are not included in the computation of the student’s University of Saint Francis GPA.

Allied Health, Nursing and Science majors have an 5 year limit when transferring in science and pharmacology courses. For more information, please contact Cheryl Mioduski at cmioduski@sf.edu

Send transcripts/scores to:
University of Saint Francis-Crown Point
Office of Admissions
12800 Mississippi Parkway, Pavilion U
Crown Point, IN 46307

Incoming students must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). TEAS tests are offered monthly at USF Crown Point. The schedule is the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm or the 3rd Friday of each month at 9am. To find out more or to schedule your test, contact Mark DeBold at (219) 488-8888, toll free at (877) 803-8879 or via e-mail at mdebold@sf.edu.


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