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Admission Requirements

How to Apply

Applications are available from the School of Nursing website (siue.edu/nursing), from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, room 2117, or by calling (618) 650-3956.

Admission

Admissions are every fall semester, available starting November 1. Acceptance is on a rolling basis through August 1 or until the option is full (50 students).

An application to the School of Nursing will be considered complete and ready to be reviewed for admission when all of the following criteria are met:

  • Admission to the University (requires submission of a university application plus a $30 fee)
  • Completed RN to BS application on file in the School of Nursing
  • Copy of current unencumbered RN license in Illinois (unless currently completing an associate or diploma program at the time of application)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 scale (includes all college level courses)
  • Official transcripts from all college/universities attended.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their materials are received in the School of Nursing.

Applications received after the deadline will be viewed on a space-available basis. Applications are available from the School of Nursing Web site (siue.edu/nursing) or from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, Room 2117, or by calling (618) 650-3956.

Application review for the RN to BS Option will begin February 1. In order for an application to be reviewed, application materials must be present. Students who meet or exceed the admission requirements will be admitted on a rolling basis through August 1 or until the option is full. A maximum of 50 students will be enrolled each fall semester.

Note: Students should complete English Composition I and II before starting the nursing courses.

Degree Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bridge Courses

NURS 323 3
NURS 335 3
Total Bridge Credits 6

Remaining RN to BS Option Nursing Courses

In addition to the bridge courses, students will enroll in the following nursing courses to complete the RN to BS curriculum:

NURS 240 - Pathophysiology 4
NURS 472 - Nursing Research (Prerequisite-Statistics) 3
NURS 475 - Care of Populations (3 hrs theory; 2 hrs practicum)* 5
NURS 480 - Professional Nursing Leadership 4
NURS 479/489 - Senior Assignment 3
Total Credits 19
Total Nursing Credits through Enrollment 25

* Students will be required to spend some days at a clinical site in their area for this course.

Progression A - (4 semesters)

Fall NURS 323 NURS 240
Spring NURS 335 NURS 472 (Prereq. - Statistics)
Summer NURS 475 (8 weeks)
Fall NURS 480 NURS 479 NURS 489

or

(5 semesters)
Fall NURS 323 NURS 240
Spring NURS 335 NURS 472 (Prereq. - Statistics)
Summer General Education Courses (if needed)
Fall NURS 475 NURS 479
Spring NURS 480 NURS 489

Progression B - (7 semesters) - Slower Progression
Fall NURS 323
Spring NURS 335
Summer General Education Courses
Fall NURS 240
Spring NURS 472 (Prereq. - Statistics)
Summer NURS 475 (8 weeks)
Fall NURS 479 NURS 480 NURS 489

Students also must complete University general education requirements for graduation. Contact the RN to BS advisor for details.

Application Deadline

The deadline date for application is April 1 for fall admission.

Graduation Requirements

  • Overall GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of 124 credit hours
  • Successful completion of School of Nursing curriculum requirements
  • Successful completion of Senior Assignment

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