Illinois Wesleyan Named Army ROTC Nursing Center of Excellence


Upon graduation from Illinois Wesleyan, ROTC cadet Amy Holpuch '16 was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Sept. 28, 2016   

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University has been named an Army ROTC Nursing Center of Excellence. The Nursing Center of Excellence designation gives priority awarding of nursing scholarships from U.S. Army Cadet Command.

The Illinois Wesleyan School of Nursing has graduated 30 nursing cadets since 1988. “We are proud of the leadership our cadets demonstrate during their undergraduate experience and look forward to strengthening our relationship with Army ROTC,” said Vickie Folse, Director and Professor of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan, and also the Caroline F. Rupert Endowed Chair of Nursing.

Quality of nursing schools, NCLEX pass rates, cumulative GPAs at graduation, and the quality of the classroom and clinical experience a cadet receives are all factors in the selection of an Army ROTC Nursing Center of Excellence. Illinois Wesleyan is part of the Army ROTC Redbird Battalion that also includes Illinois State University and Bradley University.

More information on Army ROTC nursing can be obtained at Army ROTC Nursing.