Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Ready to Fast-Track Your Nursing Education?

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“Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a great school that prepared me with real-world knowledge and skills I use every day as a pre-op/post-op nurse.”

-Paul Fecht, BS, RN, recent graduate

By continuing your nursing education now, you can get on the fast-track to your undergraduate or graduate degree. SIUE School of Nursing partners with the following schools, so you can transition seamlessly to continue your nursing education, opening the door to tremendous career opportunities.

  • John A. Logan College
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Lake Land College
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Rend Lake College
  • Southeastern Illinois College
  • Southwestern Illinois College
  • Frontier Community College
  • Lincoln Trail College
  • Olney Central College
  • Wabash Valley College


Courses begin every eight weeks, so you can earn your BSN in as little as 16 months, or earn both your bachelor’s and master’s in as little as three and a half years.

Online RN-BSN + Advanced Options

You can earn your RN to BSN or MSN 100% online, giving you flexibility to complete coursework when and where it is most convenient for you. Around-the-clock technical support is available. Our innovative program allows qualified students to earn graduate credit for courses completed during their bachelor’s program, putting you on the fast track to an advanced nursing career. Graduate options include master’s in healthcare and nursing administration, master’s in nursing education, and the family nurse practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice. Qualified applicants are admitted every eight weeks.


SIUE’s top-quality nursing programs are an exceptional value. SIUE ranks 20th in the nation in Nursing School Hub’s Most Affordable Online Nursing Degree Programs.


The bachelor's degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at SIUE are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Make a Difference in the Health of Your World

Our graduates are in high demand with opportunities in urban, rural, acute care, and critical access settings. Fill out the contact form to request more information on how to fast-track your nursing education.

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