• Bachelor of Science - Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (ABS) Option
Nursing is 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.
The Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing option allows students with a bachelor's degree to attain a B.S. degree with a major in Nursing through 3 semesters and one summer session. It is an intense, defined curriculum with a combination of classroom instruction and clinical experiences for students seeking a second baccalaureate degree. Course work and clinical experiences are of the same high quality as the traditional first-degree baccalaureate progression, but taken at an accelerated pace. Graduates of this option are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Students must be dedicated and willing to attend classes as many as five days a week and devote an appropriate amount of time to their studies in order to be successful with this option. The full-time program begins in August (fall semester). ABS students pay differential tuition and fees as approved by the SIUE Board of Trustees.
Starting with the Fall 2012 ABS cohort, 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.
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 works in partnership with other health care professionals in applying evidence-based knowledge combined with caring and compassion to provide quality care.
Nursing applications are available starting October 1 from the School of Nursing website (siue.edu/nursing) or from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, room 2117, or by calling 618-650-3956.