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Undergraduate Nursing Programs

SIUE School of Nursing

SIUE School of Nursing undergraduate programs offer students dynamic courses of study that are both theoretical and practical, designed to meet current and future challenges of nursing. Embedded in liberal arts courses, our students receive a well-rounded education guided by their personal faculty mentor. Once admitted into the nursing program, students are guaranteed clinical placements in agencies through the metro St. Louis area. The School’s fully accredited programs prepare graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provide the necessary foundation for master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing.

Our traditional bachelor of science in nursing (BS) program is intended for students seeking their first degree with no prior college experience. This option is offered at the SIUE campus and through the SIUE Regional Nursing Program at SIU Carbondale.

The post-baccalaureate accelerated bachelor of science degree in nursing (ABS) option allows students with a bachelor’s degree to attain a BS degree in nursing through three 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.

Registered nurses (RNs) who hold an associate degree (ASN) or a nursing diploma can pursue the RN to BS option. This option is offered in a convenient web-based format to accommodate the needs of working RNs.

School of Nursing Freshman Select

SIUE offers the opportunity for freshmen to be directly admitted into some of our most competitive programs on campus. In general, applicants with
ACT ≥ 27 (1210 SAT) are considered for Freshman Select Program. Direct entry into the bachelor of science (BS) degree in nursing program is awarded to highly qualified incoming freshmen interested in nursing. Candidates should list nursing or “still deciding in nursing” as their intended major. Admission to these programs is competitive, and most students will enter these academic programs through the traditional process.

To be considered for SIUE direct entry, prospective freshmen must submit a completed undergraduate admission application by December 1. A supplemental profile also should be submitted by this date to enable consideration for direct entry option in nursing.

Transferring to SIUE

The School of Nursing welcomes qualified applicants from other colleges and universities. Selected nursing courses will transfer only from National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited baccalaureate programs with approval of the Student Affairs Committee of the School of Nursing. Please contact an advisor for specific questions or concerns.

The SIUE School of Nursing inspires students and faculty to embody the creativity to teach, the curiosity to learn, the courage to serve, and the compassion to care for others in this diverse and complex world, forever exemplifying nursing excellence in action. We encourage you to explore our undergraduate options by visiting their respective program pages.

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