• Bachelor of Science
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 degree-seeking students with no college experience. It is offered at the Edwardsville campus in primarily a face-to-face format. 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.
Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses have joined forces to address a statewide nursing shortage. The regional program is identical to the curriculum offered on the Edwardsville campus. Admission criteria are the same for both campuses. 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. The BS 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.
Nursing applications are accepted September 15 – March 1. Applications are available 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.