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Anne Perry

Dr. Anne G. Perry, EdD, RN, FAAN
Interim Dean

Creativity to Teach, Curiosity to Learn, Courage to Serve, Compassion to Care, in a diverse and complex world, SIUE Nursing: Excellence in Action!

These phrases from the School of Nursing mission statement greet visitors, students, faculty and staff in the form of hanging ceiling banners visible on the second floor of Alumni Hall, where the SON offices are located. It is our way of educating everyone about who we are and what we are about.

The SIUE School of Nursing is a dynamic place to learn and study the profession of nursing. Our program proudly offers two locations to provide the quality nursing education you desire: the Edwardsville campus and the Carbondale campus. Our curriculum, offered in both locations, is learner-centered, meaning that classes are interactive with a focus on learning and critical thinking.

The SIUE School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the gold standard for baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing programs. The Certified Nurse Anesthesia Program also is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs.

When undergraduate students are admitted to the SON, they are assigned an academic advisor and a nursing faculty mentor. The advisors assist students in navigating the university course registration process and in making adjustments to their programs of study, if needed. The faculty mentors are the guides assisting students in learning the traits that become the foundation for the art and science of nursing. This is further evidence that the SIUE Nursing School is dedicated to ensuring that students are successful!

Students have at their disposal a state-of-the-art simulated learning laboratory with the latest in innovation and equipment. This laboratory enables students to practice nursing skills in an environment that allows for mistakes - and correction of these mistakes - before they begin caring for patients in our clinical settings.

At the graduate program level, the SON offers the Master's in Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Health Care Nursing Administration, and Nurse Educator majors. In the fall 2011 semester, we welcomed our first class of DNP students to the School of Nursing. With a focus on leadership preparation, the program has proven to be outstanding. The program is entirely online, except for a couple of on-campus immersion experiences, making it convenient for the working nurse.

Nurses have many opportunities in health care. Nurses are anesthetists, nurse practitioners, forensic nurses, nurse educators and hospital administrators to highlight a few of the roles a nurse can assume.

We invite you to navigate the School of Nursing website to learn more about the curriculum, graduate offerings, clinical sites and our faculty. If you are thinking about nursing as a profession, I can assure you that you will find none more rewarding.

For more information about the SIUE School of Nursing, please contact Nancy Newman, nnewman@siue.edu for undergraduate and RN to BS enrollment information. Potential graduate students should contact Pat Koehne, pkoehne@siue.edu for MS enrollment information. Excellence can be yours at the SIUE School of Nursing!

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