- The School of Nursing at Southern Illinois University readies future nursing leaders who mirror the fundamental values of SIUE. The training program grooms a generalist in professional nursing, and also graduates meet the criteria to take the NCLEX for licensure as a registered nurse. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education certifies the state-approved training program and also provides a footing for graduate education. The traditional track option is offered at both the Edwardsville campus and also at the SIUC campus. Courses at both schools are offered in a primarily face-to-face
- Admission criteria are the same for both campuses. SIUE will confer the Bachelor of Science degree.
- The post-baccalaureate Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) option enables students with a bachelor’s degree to earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in nursing via three (3) semesters as well as one (1) summer session.
About the school
- The Southern Illinois University (SIU) is a public research school situated in Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America. Established in the year 1869, SIU is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $22,260
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Admission to the University by the March 1 deadline (requires submission of a university application and $40 fee for Edwardsville applicants). Students taking the pre-nursing curriculum on the SIUC campus do not have to apply for SIUE University admission until they receive a conditional admission letter from the School of Nursing. The $40 application fee is waived for these students.
- Completed nursing application and Minimum Technical Standards form on file in the School of Nursing by the March 1 deadline for BOTH Fall and Spring admissions.
- Students applying to enter the Nursing program either in Fall or Spring must successfully complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better by the end of the FALL semester (preceding the spring admission evaluation for both Fall and Spring admissions). The required prerequisites for admission are: ENG 101, ACS 101 or 103, CHEM 120a/124a, PSYC 111 (or another approved prerequisite), and BIOL 140 (or a higher BIOL prerequisite [240a or 250]).
The remaining prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester (preceding the Fall admission term) or by the end of the summer semester (preceding the Spring admission term): ENG 102, CHEM 120b/124b, BIOL 250, and BIOL 240a.
*Prerequisite courses taken during the summer semester (preceding the fall admission term) and prerequisite courses taken during the fall semester (preceding the spring admission term) will not be considered part of the application for admission.
- Students must have a minimum prerequisite grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (including transfer credit, as well as credit earned at SIUE), and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for admission consideration.
- The TEAS nursing admission exam will be required for all applicants. It must be taken after September 1, 2016 and the deadline to take the exam is March 1, 2017 for both Fall and Spring nursing admissions. The exam can be repeated one time only prior to the deadline date (must wait 3 weeks after taking test the first time). All fees for the test are non-refundable. Specific test dates are typically offered October – February of the freshman year for both fall and spring admissions. Students must score in the “proficient” level to be considered for admission. For more information on the test or to order a study guide (6th edition), go to atitesting.com/Solutions/pre-program/TEAS.aspx.
Direct Entry Admission
Direct entry into the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BS) program is awarded to highly qualified incoming freshmen with an ACT composite score of 27 or higher. To be considered for direct entry, prospective freshmen must submit a completed undergraduate admission application plus a supplemental profile (siue.edu/direct) by December 1. Candidates should list “nursing” or “still deciding in nursing” as their intended major. Direct entry students must maintain a 3.0 semester GPA to remain in the program.
- Admission to the University (requires submission of a university application plus a $40 fee).
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree (in any major field) from an accredited college or university by the end of the spring semester preceding the fall enrollment term.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (bachelor’s degree cumulative GPA).
- Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the prerequisites completed by the application deadline of March 1. Prerequisite courses include ENG 101, PSYC 111, CHEM 120a/124a, CHEM 120b/124b, BIOL 240a, BIOL 240b, BIOL 250, STAT 107, PHIL 225, 320 or 321, and NURS 234 (Life Span Development). Equivalent transfer courses may be used (check with nursing advisor). Any remaining prerequisites must be completed by May 31 (prior to fall enrollment).
- Completed Accelerated Bachelor of Science (ABS) application and Minimum Technical Standards form on file in the School of Nursing.
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
- Two (2) letters of reference completed by persons in an educational, administrative, or collegial capacity who have worked with the applicant closely in the past five years.
To be completed by May 31 (prior to fall enrollment):
- Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
- Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
- Inorganic, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (with labs)
- Microbiology/Bacteriology (with lab)
- Introduction to Psychology
- Human Growth and Development (Life Span)
- English Composition
Address: Southern Illinois University, 1263 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901
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