Nursing – Traditional Option at SIUE
The School of Nursing prepares future nursing leaders who reflect the fundamental values of SIUE. The program prepares a generalist in professional nursing, and graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. The state-approved program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and provides a foundation for graduate education.
Nursing is defined as the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations (ANA, 2003, Social Policy statement.)
Nursing courses build on a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and are concentrated in the last six semesters of study. The undergraduate nursing curriculum is built on the themes of analytical reasoning, communication, role, human diversity and ethics. Clinical and laboratory experiences are an integral part of the nursing major. Health care agencies in central, southern and southwestern Illinois and in the greater St. Louis area cooperate with the School of Nursing in providing opportunities to practice clinical skills and apply theoretical knowledge.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Traditional Option
- Program for Licensure
Nursing is a learned profession built on a core of knowledge reflective of its dual components of science and art. As lifelong learners, professional nurses practice in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, public health departments, schools, outpatient clinics, and home health and mental health agencies. The professional nurse partners with other health care professionals in applying evidence-based knowledge combined with caring and compassion to provide quality care.
Edwardsville & Regional Program at Carbondale
The traditional option is offered at both the Edwardsville campus and the SIUC campus. Courses at both campuses are offered in a primarily face-to-face format. The regional program held on the Carbondale campus is identical to the curriculum offered on the Edwardsville campus. SIUE nursing faculty will teach classes at Carbondale and provide clinical supervision of the nursing students in the Carbondale area. Admission criteria are the same for both campuses. The Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred by SIUE.