School of Nursing

About the School of Nursing

Distinctive advantages — including early clinical experiences; the caliber and dedication of our faculty; study abroad, internship and collaborative research opportunities — all contribute to our graduates’ 100% job placement rates.

The School of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan extends the University’s liberal arts tradition to prepare exceptional thinkers, compassionate professionals and leaders for nursing and global health care.

Our nursing students have the opportunity to conduct collaborative research with nursing faculty, pursue internships in a chosen healthcare field, and – unusual for a nursing program – study abroad.

Students are able to begin clinical experience in their sophomore year. They may choose to pursue a minor, including Hispanic Studies, Human Services Management, or Health.


"Choosing to attend Illinois Wesleyan to pursue a career in nursing has provided me with an abundance of opportunities to grow both academically and individually. In addition to my involvement in the Student Nurses Association and my position as a Nursing Laboratory Assistant, I am able to participate as a member of the Greek community along with several dance organizations. I balance all my interests thanks to the supportive nursing faculty and staff plus the great learning environment provided by IWU. As I look back on my college experience so far, I couldn't be more thankful that I chose Illinois Wesleyan."

-      Meredith ‘19


Join current students as they take you on video tour of new School of Nursing facilities, which simulate hospital and home health care settings. 

The University specializes in undergraduate education with small class sizes. Nursing students receive close, personal attention from experienced faculty with clinical expertise in many nursing specialties.

Illinois Wesleyan offers all applicants direct admission to the nursing program.

A unique opportunity at Illinois Wesleyan University is to balance one's passion for participating in Division III athletics and majoring in nursing. Meet our student athletes.


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