Students at Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing benefit from individualized attention. Opportunities for student distinction include awards and scholarships, plus leadership and involvement in on-campus chapters of professional organizations.
"Through my nursing experience at Illinois Wesleyan, faculty offered many exciting learning opportunities. I value my internship in the intensive care unit at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center as one of my most impacting learning experiences. The internship provided extra clinical time to obtain hands on experience from knowledgeable and skilled nurses. I also observed multiple surgeries, including open-heart surgery. My internship experience allowed me to improve my critical thinking and time management skills to help improve my overall patient care. I strongly believe my education at Illinois Wesleyan helped prepare me for my future in nursing. I accepted a Registered Nurse position at UW Health, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, in the Nurse Residency Program on the Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit. My strong education, both classroom and clinical, equipped me with the necessary skills to succeed in my future career. The faculty and staff serve as a constant support system to help all students succeed. I am grateful for my time and experience in the nursing program at Illinois Wesleyan."
Hannah Sleep, ‘14
Alumni / Careers
Typically 100 percent of graduates of Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing are employed at the time they complete their degrees.Graduates pursue a variety of exciting careers, often taking positions of leadership. Many go on to graduate study. Alumni include chief operating officers of major health care institutions and community health care clinics, nursing professors, researchers, school nurses, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and more.
Nursing students are offered career seminars and career fairs where health care institutions have the opportunity to recruit them, plus they receive a variety of job-search assistance from Illinois Wesleyan’s Career Center.
In partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, AfterCollege offers the following free online resources:
Scholarships: The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund introduces $20,000 in new scholarships for students enrolled at AACN member schools.
Job Resource Center: Employment listings customized for IWU students' interests and qualifications
Alumni Directory: Stay in touch beyond graduation.