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Nursing Program


A Career In Nursing. Management Track Available.

Announcing our new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, available this fall for pre-nursing students and with full curriculum fall 2020. We offer three career tracks:

  • Traditional BSN Four-Year Program:
    This track is for incoming freshmen who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. You will also earn a minor in health care management.
  • RN To BSN Degree Completion:
    This track is for registered nurses who have an associate degree and want to earn a bachelor’s degree. Your degree includes a minor in health care management through online courses.
  • Accelerated BSN Track:
    This is for students who have a Bachelor of Science in a different field, or who have 70-80 credit hours completed toward a bachelor’s degree. This track begins fall 2021.

Applying and Admission

To be considered for full admission, students should apply for general admission to SIU and also complete a separate program application:  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2020 FOR THE TRADITIONAL BSN PROGRAM.


Career options for registered nurses are increasing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 12% increase in the workforce, with more than 400,000 additional jobs by 2024. Bachelor’s degrees in nursing are required for some specializations, and generally offer broader and better paying career paths. In addition, our collaboration with SIH and other medical facilities means you’ll have opportunities for local employment.