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SIUE School of Nursing to Offer Doctorate for Nurse Anesthetists

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program at SIUE is poised to make a significant change when it transitions from a master's degree to a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program in May 2015. Read more > >

Nursing Pass Rates Exceed State and National Averages

SIUE School of Nursing graduates first time pass rate average on the annual National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exceeded state and national averages. SIUE’s 2013 posted pass rate was 89 percent, compared to the national pass rate of 83 percent and the Illinois pass rate of 85 percent. Read more > >

School of Nursing Announces Accelerated Online RN to BS Program

The SIUE School of Nursing began offering an accelerated registered nursing (RN) to bachelor of science (BS) program in January 2014. This 100 percent online program will replace the previous hybrid RN to BS program. Students will be able to complete this accelerated program in as short as one year (three semesters) or at a slower progression over two years. Read more > >

School of Nursing Receives IBHE 2014 Nursing School Expansion Grant

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) announced in early February that the SIUE School of Nursing received a 2014 Nursing School Expansion Grant. With a value of $255,848, the Expansion Grant will provide financial support to help fund the School of Nursing’s Accelerated Online RN to BS program. Read more > >


U.S. News & World Report Ranks SIUE School of Nursing Among Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report highly ranked Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Nursing in their Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list released on Jan. 8. The School was ranked 65th among the top 95 schools nationally. Read more > >

Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Teaching Fellowships

Michele Beatty and Stacy Skelton, both School of Nursing instructors, received Nurse Educator Fellowship Program Awards from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). Read more > >

SIUE Community Nursing Services in East St. Louis Responds to the Changing Health Care Landscape

The SIUE School of Nursing Community Nursing Services Clinic is responding to the changes in the national health care system. Its East St. Louis clinic’s business and care model is evolving to meet the needs of its patients and adopting a name change. Effective immediately, the nurse-managed, primary care clinic in East St. Louis will be the “SIUE WE CARE Clinic.” Read more > >

SIUE School of Nursing’s DNP Program Receives CCNE Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Nursing for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program through December 2018.
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SIUE Nursing Opens New Simulation Lab on Carbondale Campus

sim labSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing program in Carbondale moved into a new simulation laboratory (Sim Lab) in January 2013. The lab is located in Lindegren Hall on the SIU Carbondale campus, which is shared with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine program. Read More >>



Faculty Participates in World Pediatric Project

Ozzie Hunter, SIUE School of Nursing instructor, travelled to the Dominican Republic to take part in an inspirational experience. During July 2012, Ozzie partnered with the World Pediatric Project (WPP) and 24 other nurses to enhance nursing education in Latin America with the ultimate goal to provide better care to kids being served in children's hospitals. Read More >>



Tracey Smith: Embracing Change and Community

Tracey SmithWith technological advances, economic fluctuation and increasing political involvement, nursing is a field that is regularly transforming. Tracey Smith, a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) candidate, is not only acclimating to these changes but striving to promote positive changes. Read More >>



Student Takes Independent Trip to India

Ashley Taylor"Nursing is using your capabilities to help others as much as you can," said Ashley Taylor. The senior nursing major from Swansea, Ill. has made this her mission and plans to act on it in outstanding ways. In the summer of 2012, Ashley took a trip to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India to work at the Mother Theresa Missionaries of Charity. She stayed for a month in the third most populated city of India with over 14 million inhabitants. Immediately after arrival she worked daily in the health clinic Shishu Bhavan. Read More >>



Alumnus Involved in Entrepreneurial Work

Ron HarveyRon Harvey, '81, School of Nursing alumnus, has chosen an unconventional way to utilize his training and education as a nurse. Ron is currently the national clinical director for Avadim, LLC, an Asheville, N.C.-based company responsible for creating a natural skin cleansing product called Theraworx. Read More >>



Accomplished Alumna Returns to SIUE

For the first time in 38 years, alumna Sophia Kioleidou-Stonkidou returned to the SIUE campus. As a student from 1972 to 1974 in the School of Nursing's baccalaureate program, Sophia excelled, completing the program in just two years. Satisfied with her accomplishments, Sophia is very proud to be an alumna of SIUE and the School of Nursing. Read More >>




Faculty becomes Culturally Involved on Campus

Amelia PerezDr. Amelia Perez, assistant professor in the SIUE School of Nursing, has spent much of her education and career researching cultural health in Hispanic populations. She was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Decatur, Ill. with her family as a child. Amelia earned her BS and MSN from SIUE, and began teaching at the university in 2003. She later earned her Ph.D. in nursing at St. Louis University. Read More >>



Participating in Inter-Professional Education Retreat

In November 2012, the SIUE School of Nursing and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine held a retreat to discuss Inter-Professional Education (IPE) collaborations to develop activities that will benefit both medical and nursing students. Read More >>



Transcultural Nursing

Through the study abroad program at SIUE, senior nursing student Septembré Williams became immersed in Spanish culture and the health care system in South America. Her six-week journey was an unforgettable experience. Read More >>