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

Whether you hope to start a new career in nursing or advance your nursing career, get there faster with our accelerated undergraduate-to-graduate nursing options.

Accelerated BSN as Second Degree

If you have a degree in another field and have decided to pivot to a career in nursing, SIUE offers an accelerated bachelor’s in nursing. Courses are held on campus where you can earn your BSN in as little as 15 months, or earn both your bachelor’s and master’s in as little as three and a half years. Qualified applicants are eligible for early acceptance and direct entry into our master’s and doctor of nursing programs with the opportunity to earn graduate credit for courses completed during your bachelor’s program.

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.


Whether you are paying out-of-pocket or making the most of tuition reimbursement through an employer, SIUE’s top-quality nursing programs are an exceptional value. SIUE ranks 19th 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

Choose a program that will help you begin or advance your career in nursing. 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 so we can learn which nursing degree option is right for you.

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