The RN to BS program is designed for graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs. It is offered online (100 percent) on a part-time format to accommodate the needs of working RN's. The program length is typically three semesters, but students may choose to complete the courses on a slower progression.
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.
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.
Academic proficiency credit for lower-division nursing courses completed as part of their preparation for licensure program at another institution will be given to applicants who have completed their nursing course work within five years of acceptance into the SIUE School of Nursing RN to BS program.
Applicants who have completed their nursing course work over five years prior to acceptance into the program are required to submit a portfolio of their professional work prior to their initial course in the program. The portfolio will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Alternative Programs. Applicants should contact the RN to BS program advisor for details. The proficiency credit is not applied to the student's transcript until successful completion of the bridge courses with a grade of C or better. The proficiency credits will apply towards the nursing major at SIUE.
Other Nursing Programs at SIUE
Master's degrees and Post-Master's Certificates are awarded in the following specializations: