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 traditional option - program for licensure - is designed for first degreeseeking students with no college experience. The School of Nursing prepares future nursing leaders as generalists in professional nursing; graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse. The state-approved program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and provides a foundation for graduate education.
The traditional option is offered at both the Edwardsville campus and the SIUC campus. The option at the Edwardsville campus is offered in a primarily face-to-face format. The regional program held on the Carbondale campus is identical to the curriculum offered on the Edwardsville campus. In Carbondale, select classes will be offered via tele-education between the two campuses; others will be taught face-to-face. SIUE nursing faculty will teach classes at Carbondale and provide clinical supervision of the nursing students in the Carbondale area. Admission criteria are the same for both campuses. The Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred by SIUE.
SIUE offers the opportunity for freshmen to be directly admitted into some of our most competitive programs on campus. In general, applicants with ACT ≥ 27 (1210 SAT) are considered for Freshman Select Program. Direct entry into the bachelor of science (BS) degree in nursing program is awarded to highly qualified incoming freshmen interested in nursing. Candidates should list nursing or “still deciding in nursing” as their intended major.
Admission to these programs is competitive, and most students will enter these academic programs through the traditional process.
To be considered for SIUE direct entry, prospective freshmen must submit a completed undergraduate admission application by December 1, 2014. A supplemental profile also should be submitted by this date to enable consideration for direct entry option in nursing.
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.
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