SIUC, SIH Announce Scholarship Program for Accelerated Nursing Program

SIUC, SIH Announce Scholarship Program for Accelerated Nursing Program

CARBONDALE – For those who have earned a bachelor’s degree or accumulated a significant number of hours toward a degree and have ever considered a career in nursing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale program has been announced to allow qualified candidates to earn their Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in about a year with a fully funded scholarship.

In an ongoing partnership between SIU and Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) to address the shortage of nurses, SIH is creating a scholarship program for SIU’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Those who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field or at least 70 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, including specific prerequisite courses, can qualify for the program and complete their BSN in just a year. Officials encouraged students with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry or other health sciences to apply.  

For details about the new scholarships and submitting an application, email Kelli Whittington, SIU assistant professor and nursing program director in the School of Health Sciences at kellid@siu.edu.

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