Illinois Wesleyan Named Army ROTC Nursing Center of Excellence
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.