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 Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing option allows students with a bachelor's to attain a bachelor of science with a major in nursing through three semesters and one summer session. It is an intense, defined curriculum with a combination of classroom instruction and clinical experiences for students seeking a second baccalaureate degree. Course work and clinical experiences are of the same high quality as the traditional first-degree baccalaureate progression, but taken at an accelerated pace. Graduates of this option are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Students must be dedicated and willing to attend classes as many as five days a week and devote an appropriate amount of time to their studies in order to be successful with this option. The full-time program begins in August (fall semester). ABS students pay differential tuition and fees as approved by the SIUE Board of Trustees.
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.
Laura W. Bernaix, PhD, RN
1995, St. Louis University
Rhonda Comrie, PhD, RN
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs
2005, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Roberta Harrison, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate & Alternative Programs
2007, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Virginia Cruz, PhD, RN
Chair, Dept. of Family Heath & Community Health Nursing
1996, University of Iowa
Master's degrees and Post-Master's Certificates are awarded in the following specializations:
School of Nursing