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Graduate Catalog 2015-16


Interim Dean: Laura Bernaix

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Nurse Anesthesia

Family Nurse Practitioner

Master's Programs

Family Nurse Practitioner    (Master's Program is not accepting new students. Please see DNP above)

Health Care and Nursing Administration

Nurse Anesthesia    (Master's Program is not accepting new students.  Please see DNP above.)

Nurse Educator

Contact: Graduate Program Director

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Application Deadlines: Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice – Fall only – March 1st; Nursing :Health Care and Nursing Administration/Nurse Educator - Fall only – March 1st

The Graduate Program in Nursing, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791,, provides courses for advanced practice, and /or advanced nursing, and/or professional development. The Nurse Anesthesia specialization is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001, 847-692-7050, The 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.

At the doctoral level, the school offers a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, in addition to a post-baccalaureate to DNP nurse anesthesia specialization and family nurse practitioner specialization. Master’s degrees and Post-Master’s Certificates are awarded in the specializations of Health Care and Nursing Administration, and Nurse Educator.

Graduate nursing education builds upon baccalaureate nursing education and emphasizes development of leadership skills and the expertise necessary to assume complex, specialized roles while providing direct and indirect nursing care to individuals, groups, and families. We focus on knowledge of community resources and the aspects of primary, secondary, and tertiary modalities in health care. Clinical experience in community agencies and hospitals is an integral part of the program. Knowledge and experience related to advanced practice in nursing are incorporated into the program. Clinical practicum experiences are required and are individualized according to the student’s professional experience, interest, and academic needs. Faculty act as facilitators while creating a supportive learning community.

Faculty are nationally recognized experts in nursing care and their expertise represents a wide range of specialties. All faculty have advanced preparation in nursing and maintain an active role in clinical practice skill development, research, scholarly inquiry, and professional service.

The School of Nursing maintains a state-of-the-art Simulated Learning Center for Health Sciences that provides students with opportunities to practice and expand clinical knowledge and skills in a simulated, technological environment. Various dimensions of health care are practiced in this environment, which consists of computerized and non-computerized patient simulations.

The SIUE Community Nursing Services’ nurse-managed center in East St. Louis, Illinois, provides comprehensive nursing services to promote, maintain, and restore the physical, emotional, and social well-being of its clients. Services offered at the East St. Louis and community sites include physical examinations, immunizations, health screenings, evaluation and management of acute minor and chronic illnesses, and health education. Nursing students gain invaluable experience by working under the supervision of the Community Nursing Services staff. More information about Community Nursing Services can be obtained by calling (618) 482‑6959.

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