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SIUE School of Nursing partners on degree with BJC HealthCare

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing and BJC HealthCare have partnered on a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

harrison roberta“We are excited to work with BJC to offer our online, accelerated RN to BS in nursing degree,” said Dr. Roberta Harrison, assistant dean for undergraduate programs at the SIUE School of Nursing. “This is a great opportunity to reach more working nurses throughout the St. Louis metro area to offer our affordable, progressive and innovative online program.”

Beth Camp, senior learning and development consultant with the BJC Institute of Learning and Development, concurs.

“Adding this degree option from SIUE strengthens the existing relationship between our organizations,” she said. “Many of our nurses are already enrolled in this program to complete their BSN. This partnership allows them to receive the additional benefits that can be extended to employees who choose one of our Academic Partnership schools.”

SIUE’s accelerated RN to BS program is offered in an entirely online format to accommodate the needs of working RNs.

Dr. Laura Bernaix, dean of the SIUE SON, said the program is designed for nurses working in the industry.

“Our program offers the working RN a contemporary, easily accessible and affordable format for obtaining their baccalaureate degree in nursing,” said Bernaix. “Unique to its design is the technical and instructional support that is available to meet the individual needs of each student.”

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 – From the Illinois Business Journal

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