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This community houses intended pre-majors of the School of Nursing. Students in the Nursing FIC take two classes together: Nursing Chemistry and Biology. In addition to living together, students who apply for the Nursing FIC are enrolled in two concurrent courses. All students will be enrolled in Biology 140. Students will also be enrolled in a chemistry course of their selection- either Chemistry 120N or Chemistry 120A. Please see Application instructions for more details.


Students living in this community will have the opportunity to work directly with faculty members as they study for pre-requisites to the nursing program.


Students in the Nursing FIC also participate in community study groups, take a tour of the Nursing School Simulation Lab and make connections with health agencies in the local area.


For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Nursing FIC will be located in Woodland Hall.

"The nursing FIC has helped me foster close ties with my wing mates through cooperative studying and learning to help me understand my classes." - Chad Bates

Application Instructions

Students must indicate their interest in a Focused Interest Community on their Housing application. Students will be enrolled in Chemistry 120A, with other chemistry course selections available upon meeting with an academic advisor during Springboard.

Chemistry 120N is an accelerated course intended for students who plan to apply to the School of Nursing at the end of their first year. It is comprised of course materials from both Chemistry 120A and Chemistry 120B. Eligibility for the 120N section requires incoming students to have the following:

  • An ACT Math composite score of 25
  • 1 year of high school chemistry completed

To learn more about the Focused Interest Communities, please contact Vicky Dean, Assistant Director of Residential Education at vdean@siue.edu or 618-650-5296.

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