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 traditional option - program for licensure - is designed for first degreeseeking students with no college experience. The School of Nursing prepares future nursing leaders as generalists in professional nursing; graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse. The state-approved program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and provides a foundation for graduate education.
The traditional option is offered at both the Edwardsville campus and the SIUC campus. The option at the Edwardsville campus is offered in a primarily face-to-face format. The regional program held on the Carbondale campus is identical to the curriculum offered on the Edwardsville campus. In Carbondale, select classes will be offered via tele-education between the two campuses; others will be taught face-to-face. SIUE nursing faculty will teach classes at Carbondale and provide clinical supervision of the nursing students in the Carbondale area. Admission criteria are the same for both campuses. The Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred by SIUE.
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.
Master's degrees and Post-Master's certificates are awarded in the following specializations:
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