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Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Accelerated Option Program with the SIUE School of Nursing. The Accelerated Option is now full for Fall 2014. Applications for Fall 2015 will be available starting October 1, 2014.

The Accelerated Option will be using a SELF MANAGED APPLICATION PROCESS. This means that the applicant is responsible for collecting and submitting ALL required application materials together in one packet (this includes completed reference forms).

All application materials MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION CAN BE PROCESSED (this includes being admitted to the university). A rolling admission will continue to be used for Fall 2015. Application review will begin in November and admissions will continue until the program is full. Eligible applicants will be put on a waitlist after the program is full. Final deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

The ABS application and reference forms will be available on October 1, from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, Room 2117, or by calling (618) 650-3956.

Please submit the following items (in one packet) to:

School of Nursing, Accelerated Option
Box 1066
Edwardsville, IL 62026


1. School of Nursing ABS application – (Note: If you are interested in doing the clinical rotations in Springfield, then please check the Springfield box at the top of the application.)

2. Two letters of reference – (use School of Nursing reference forms) - must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the provider’s signature across the back of the envelope). These should be submitted by persons in educational, administrative, or collegial capacities who have worked closely with you in the past 5 years (do not use family or friends).

3. Course descriptions/syllabi – must submit the catalog course description and class syllabus with course content for the following prerequisite courses if completed or currently enrolled in them at a college other than SIUE: Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology, and Life Span Growth & Development.

4. Prerequisite/Degree Completion Form – list the semester and school where you will be registering to complete any remaining prerequisite courses or completing your bachelor’s
degree.

Note: You can apply to the program without having the prerequisites completed. However, they must be completed prior to the beginning of Fall 2015.

University Admission Process

Being officially admitted to the university is also part of the ABS application process and application completion date. Submit the undergraduate university application.

Forward official transcripts from ALL colleges attended to:

SIUE Admissions
Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Clinical Option in Springfield

A limited number of students will have the opportunity to attend their clinical rotations at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois. Students will attend the first semester of the Accelerated Option on the Edwardsville campus. After the first semester, students will attend classes at the SIUE Springfield campus taught by SIUE nursing faculty via tele-education. Clinical experiences will be scheduled at Memorial Medical Center and selected community facilities. If you are interested in participating at the Springfield site, please mark the Springfield box on the nursing application.


To learn more about our program or to set up an appointment with our advising staff, call Karen Montgomery at the School of Nursing, (618) 650-3904 or (800) 234-4844.

Thank you again for your interest in the SIUE School of Nursing. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Best of luck in your academic endeavors!

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