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RN to BS Option - Application Instructions

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the Summer and Fall 2015 semesters. Applications are available online, from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, room 2117, or by calling 618-650-3956.

You may submit the nursing application by mailing to:

RN to BS Option
School of Nursing
Alumni Hall, Box 1066
Edwardsville, IL 62026

To apply, students must complete a RN to BS nursing application. A copy of your RN license should be submitted with the nursing application. 

As part of the application process, you must also be admitted to SIUE for the fall semester you plan to start the nursing program. You can go to for the University admission application.

If you would like an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credits, please send transcript copies to Karen Montgomery via fax (618) 650-3854.

To learn more about our program or to set up an appointment with our advising staff, visit our website at or call Karen Montgomery at (618) 650-3904 or (800) 234-4844.


An application to the School of Nursing will be considered complete and ready to be reviewed for admission when all of the following criteria are met:

  • Admission to the University (requires submission of a university application plus a $30 fee)
  • Completed RN to BS application on file in the School of Nursing
  • Copy of current unencumbered RN license in the state of practice (unless currently completing an associate or diploma program at the time of application)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 scale (includes all college level courses)
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Acceptance is on a rolling basis until the option is full. A maximum of 50 students will be enrolled in each cohort. 

After Admission:

Once admitted to the School of Nursing, students must submit the following (at the student's expense):

  • Federal criminal background check
  • Drug screen
  • Immunization Waiver Form
  • Unencumbered registered nurse license

* Do not submit the above materials until you are directed to do so.

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