SIU Nursing Program

Southern Illinois University



Nursing Program


A Career In Nursing. Management Track Available.

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree offers 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 100% online track is for Registered Nurses who have an associate degree and want to earn a bachelor’s degree. Your degree may include a minor in Health Care Management through online courses.
  • Accelerated BSN Track:
    This track 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.


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.