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Application Instructions: Traditional Option

Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville! Our Traditional Option is offered at both the Edwardsville and Carbondale Campuses. 

If you are pre-nursing at Edwardsville:

  • You must follow the curriculum guide and complete the required prerequisite courses as outlined for fall with the remaining courses completed by the end of spring semester. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a final grade of “C” or better by the end of the spring semester prior to the fall that you wish to enter the nursing program.
  • You must apply for admission to the School of Nursing. The nursing application for Fall 2015 will be available beginning September 15, 2014. The deadline for Fall 2015 admission consideration is March 1, 2015. The nursing application and the minimum technical standards document will be available on the School of Nursing website or from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, Room 2117, or by calling (618) 650-3956. Please submit your application and minimum technical standards document in person or by mail to SIUE School of Nursing, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066. You must submit both documents to have a complete application.
  • You must complete the HESI A2 Admission Assessment exam prior to the March 1, 2015 deadline. Be sure to register early in order to secure your choice of testing dates. There are a limited number of seats per testing date. Once the seats are filled, no additional testing dates will be available. You must register to take the test online through the SIUE Testing Center. There are specific dates during the fall and spring semesters that the test will be given. Visit the SIUE website for test dates and registration. A registration fee is required for this test. (For additional questions concerning fee amounts and registration policies, students should contact SIUE Testing Services.)

If you are pre-nursing at Carbondale:

  • You must follow the curriculum guide and complete the required prerequisite courses as outlined for fall with the remaining courses completed by the end of spring semester. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a final grade of “C” or better by the end of the spring semester prior to the fall that you wish to enter the nursing program.
  • You must apply for admission to the School of Nursing. The nursing application for Fall 2015 will be available beginning September 15, 2014. The deadline for Fall 2015 admission consideration is March 1, 2015. The nursing application and minimum technical standards document will be available on the School of Nursing website, from the School of Nursing office in Carbondale, 0013 SIUC Lindegren Hall, or by calling (618) 453-3363. Official transcripts from SIU Carbondale and all other schools should be forwarded to SIUE School of Nursing at Campus Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066. Please submit your application and the signed minimum technical standards document by mail to SIUE School of Nursing, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066. You must submit both documents to have a complete application.
  • You must complete the HESI A2 Admission Assessment exam prior to the March 1, 2015 deadline. Be sure to register early in order to secure your choice of testing dates. There are a limited number of seats per testing date. Once the seats are filled, no additional testing dates will be available. You must register to take the test by calling the SIUC Testing Services Office. There are specific dates during the fall and spring semesters that the test will be given. Visit the SIU Carbondale website for dates. To register at SIU Carbondale, call 618-453-6003. A registration fee is required for this test. (For additional questions concerning fee amounts and registration policies, students should contact SIU Carbondale Testing Services.) 
  • In addition to the application for the School of Nursing, an application for undergraduate admission with the SIUE Office of Admission will be required only if you are accepted into the program. You will not be required to submit this application electronically.


If you are pre-nursing at a community college:

  • You must follow the curriculum guide and complete the required prerequisite courses as outlined for fall with the remaining courses completed by the end of spring semester. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a final grade of “C” or better by the end of the spring semester prior to the fall that you wish to enter the nursing program. To identify equivalent courses for your specific community college, please contact the School of Nursing office or visit the Registrar’s website.
  • You must apply for admission to the School of Nursing. The nursing application for Fall 2015 will be available beginning September 15, 2014. The deadline for Fall 2015 admission consideration is March 1, 2015. The nursing application and minimum technical standards document will be available on the School of Nursing website, from the School of Nursing in Alumni Hall, Room 2117, or by calling (618) 650-3956. Please submit your application in person or by mail to SIUE School of Nursing, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066. You must submit both documents to have a complete application.
  • You must complete the HESI A2 Admission Assessment exam prior to the March 1, 2015 deadline. Be sure to register early in order to secure your choice of testing dates. There are a limited number of seats per testing date. Once the seats are filled, no additional testing dates will be available. You must register to take the test either online through the SIUE Testing Center or by calling the SIU Carbondale Testing Services Office. There are specific dates during the fall and spring semesters that the test will be given. Visit the SIUE website for test dates and registration. Visit the SIU Carbondale website for test dates. To register at SIU Carbondale, call 618-453-6003. A registration fee is required for this test. (For additional questions concerning fee amounts and registration policies, students should contact the individual schools.)
  • In addition to the application for the School of Nursing, be sure that you complete an application for undergraduate admission with the SIUE Office of Admission. Official transcripts from all other schools should be forwarded to SIUE Admissions, Campus Box 1047, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047. You can access the university application online. You should complete your university application prior to submitting your application to the School of Nursing. 

Admission to the traditional Bachelor of Science option is competitive. Applicants must present at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 2.7 prerequisite course GPA (both on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible for admission. To be competitive for admission, you should aim for a 3.0 or higher prerequisite GPA. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester (preceding the fall admission term) with each course grade no lower than a “C.”

If you would like to learn more about our program, please visit our website or call our School of Nursing receptionist at (618) 650-3956.

Thank you again for your interest in the exciting field of nursing. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions or concerns. Best of luck in your future academic endeavors!

Roberta L. Harrison, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
SIUE School of Nursing

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