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Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Accelerated Option Program with the SIUE School of Nursing. 

The Accelerated Option will be using a SELF MANAGED APPLICATION PROCESS. This means that the applicant is responsible for collecting and submitting ALL required application materials together in one packet (this includes completed reference forms).

All application materials MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION CAN BE PROCESSED (this includes being admitted to the university). A rolling admission will continue to be used for Fall 2015. Application review and admissions will begin as completed files are submitted and will continue until the program is full. Eligible applicants will be put on a waitlist after the program is full. 

The ABS application and reference forms will be available October 1 on the website; from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, Room 2117; or by calling (618) 650-3956.

Please submit the following items (in one packet) to:

School of Nursing, Accelerated Option
Box 1066
Edwardsville, IL 62026


1. School of Nursing ABS application and Minimum Technical Standards document– please submit the nursing application and the signed minimum technical standards form (located on pg 7 of the document).

2. Two letters of reference – (use School of Nursing reference forms) - must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the provider’s signature across the back of the envelope). These should be submitted by persons in educational, administrative or collegial capacities who have worked closely with you in the past 5 years (do not use family or friends).

3. 3. Course descriptions/syllabi – must submit the catalog course description and class syllabus with course content for the following prerequisite courses if completed or currently enrolled in them at a college other than SIUE: Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology, and Life Span Growth & Development.

4. Prerequisite/Degree Completion Form – list the semester and school where you will be registering to complete any remaining prerequisite courses or completing your bachelor’s degree.

Note: You can apply to the program without having the prerequisites completed. However, they must be completed prior to the beginning of Fall 2015.

University Admission Process

Being officially admitted to the university is also part of the ABS application process and application completion date. Submit the undergraduate SIUE application online at siue.edu/apply.

Forward official transcripts from ALL colleges attended to:

SIUE Admissions
Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026



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

Thank you again for your interest in the SIUE School of Nursing. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Best of luck in your academic endeavors!

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