SNAP was developed with the guidance of a nursing student focus group and the advisory board of the University's East St. Louis Learning Center in order to allow the School to focus its resources and attention on supporting students from underserved communities. SNAP is a five-year bachelor of science in nursing program (versus a traditional four-year program). Students make a commitment to return to their communities for at least one year after graduation to provide quality, competent nursing services through the region's health care agencies.
Through the endowment of SNAP, the School will ensure that students who wish to enter the program will receive financial assistance and resources that are beyond the scope of what the School can currently offer, as well as the additional support students need to assure their academic success.
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SNAP will give disadvantaged students the tools to reach their full potential as productive citizens who contribute to the health, stability and quality of life in their communities. It will help the School maintain a diverse enrollment that is truly representative of the population we serve.