School of Nursing


If you enroll in the School of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan University, you are a student of the university who happens to be majoring in nursing. In the program of study over four years, once the first year is completed, you will notice that in every semester, you are taking not only nursing courses, but also courses in the liberal arts. It is a very strong philosophy of the School of Nursing that you will blend the liberal arts with this professional program.

Emily, '13 comments:  "I come from a rural area in northern Michigan.  What has really appealed to me at IWU is getting to know my classmates and professors on a more personal basis. This has made being far from home so much easier.  IWU has been a very good choice for me in both nursing and my liberal arts education.

Admissions for nursing students at Illinois Wesleyan is unlike many universities. First-year students have direct admission to the School of Nursing. Once enrolled, no further application is necessary.  Either the IWU application form or the Common Application with IWU supplement may be used.  There is not a separate nursing application.

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IWU News

Record Number of Nursing Majors Interning this Spring
Even in an academic program that boasts a 100 percent job placement record, nursing seniors at Illinois Wesleyan are engaging in more direct patient care through internships to stand out in a competitive job market.

Okuno-Jones '86 Named Advocate Health Care Vice President
School of Nursing Alumna Susan Okuno-Jones has been named vice president, nursing practice and innovation at Advocate Health Care, the largest integrated health care system in Illinois.    

Kerr Visits Capitol Hill with Nursing Delegation
Assistant Professor of Nursing Noël Kerr learned how to influence health-care policy at the national and local level during a recent Nurse in Washington Internship.

Kerr, Searing Receive Nurse Educator Fellowships
Two School of Nursing faculty members have been awarded Nurse Educator Fellowships from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

School of Nursing Honored for Study Abroad Program
The School of Nursing has received an Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for its unique study abroad program.

Miller '73 to Receive School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
Joanne M. Miller '73 will be honored with the annual School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award during Homecoming festivities on Oct. 12.

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