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Good for your friend!! Formation should continue in college for sure, and there are A LOT of "fake" Catholic schools out there, unfortunately.
The Cardinal Newman Society compiles their "Guide to Choosing a Catholic College" and made it free available on-line. They are extremely selective, and although not all of the schools would have a nursing program, all of them are worth a look:
Also, I am a Catholic University of America alumnus. Although I hate to do a shameless plug, CUA is a great school! I will say that you can go there and NOT be a "good Catholic"; the entire campus culture is perhaps not as "Catholic" as places like Franciscan University of Steubenville, from what I have heard. But CUA does have the possibility to be a thoroughly enriching, vibrantly Catholic undergrad experience--and has a fabulous nursing program.
Just checked--Steubenville does have a nursing program, and I can honestly say, that school turns out some of the most joyful, learned, and great Catholic people that I have ever known!! So even though it's not my alma mater, I still think it's a great choice, whatever that's worth! :thumbsup:
There is an article in last week's National Catholic Register with contact information for those schools it considers genuinely Catholic by way of a number of criteria. Might want to look that up online and contact those schools. A number of them had ads as well and said they have "health services" degrees. I assume that includes nursing.