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The SIUE School of Nursing is committed to excellence in nursing leadership through innovative teaching, evidence-based practice, quality research, patient advocacy and community service. The School is an outstanding provider of the next generation of highly qualified and caring nurse professionals who are advancing the quality of patient-care and health in our region, state and nation.  The School plays an important role is meeting the region’s shortage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses through expanded programs on the SIUE Edwardsville and SIU Carbondale campuses, and through the provision of highly innovative online and corporate partner nursing degree programs.  The School’s graduate programs are also at the forefront of meeting the region’s need for advance practice nurses serving in clinic, administration and education settings.  Total enrollment has increased dramatically over the last decade, and currently nearly 1,300 students are pursing baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees at SIUE School of Nursing.   


Key Funding Priorities:

Contributions to the High Impact Campaign support the continued growth and success of the SIUE School of Nursing.   The School seeks to raise a total of $100,000 over eighteen months to support the following campaign priorities:


General Development Needs - gifts support the important, on-going and emerging needs of the School, including student and faculty development opportunities, and alumni relations programs and events.           

Global Experiences/Student Exchange Program - Gifts allow students the opportunity to participate in international exchange programs with universities and service-based mission trips around the globe.

Simulated Learning Center for Health Sciences (SLCHS) – gifts support enhancements of an interactive, simulated patient-care environment where students have the opportunity to learn and practice nursing knowledge and skills in a realistic setting using computerized patients that display physiological changes which simulate human patient response to a variety of nursing interventions. 


SCHOLARSHIPS - $50,000 Goal

In these challenging economic times, scholarships help attract and retain the region’s most talented, diverse and deserving students for the SIUE School of Nursing.

Annual Scholarships - gifts cover the annual cost of tuition and fees for students. 

  • Undergraduate Students – enrolled on the Edwardsville and Carbondale Campuses
  • Graduate Students – enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesia or Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Degrees

Endowed Scholarships - gifts of any size to the following funds help build endowed scholarships for students and play an important role in securing the future of nursing at the SIUE School of Nursing.     

  • SIUE School of Nursing Legacy Scholarship – Sponsored by the Alumni Advisory Board

For a Traditional BSN student who is a relative of a SON alum

  • Heritage Scholarship – In Honor of SON Class of 1966

For a Traditional BSN Student and Illinois resident, who is a family member of an SON alumni

  • Clement Scholarship in Nursing

For students enrolled in doctoral degree programs that are offered for post-masters advanced practice nurses, as well as for students enrolled in post baccalaureate to DNP programs in nurse anesthesia or family nurse practitioner

  • Student Nurse Achievement Program Scholarship

For underserved students enrolled in S.N.A.P

  • Individually Named Endowed Scholarships

Established according to donor wishes; requires a $25,000 commitment that can be spread over five year 


Alumni Reunion and Gala 2016 Sponsorship - $30,000

Gifts underwrite the cost of providing the all alumni reunion and campaign celebration that took place on April 16, 2016 at the Saint Louis Zoo.



Total High Impact Campaign Financial Goal - $100,000 over 18 months. 



For more information:                       

Contact:  Patricia McDonald, Senior Director of Development – Nursing or 618.650.3906.  Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL  62026-1066

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