Nursing Education Degree
Acceptance to the program is required before an applicant will be permitted to register for nursing courses.
Nursing Education Degree
This is a 70-credit-hour, two-year accredited degree consisting of:
- 31 credit hours of general education courses
- 39 credit hours of Nursing Education courses
The curriculum includes basic sciences, general education and professional courses with clinical education performed at affiliate hospitals.
General Education Courses
General education courses can be completed prior to admission. These courses can be taken at the Belleville, Sam Wolf Granite City or Red Bud campuses or online. If general education courses are not completed prior to admission, they must be completed during the semesters indicated above.
Nursing Education Courses
The Nursing Education program courses begin each summer semester for the generic and advanced standing applicants accepted in the program. These courses are offered only at the Belleville Campus during the day. View the course sequence.
Applicants selected for admission take NE 100-Clinical Calculations in the summer following admission to the Nursing Education program. This course must be successfully completed before fall classes begin. Students may be allowed to take an NE 100 proficiency test after acceptance into the NE program and waive the requirement to take the NE 100 course. Information concerning this course, as well as the proficiency test, will be presented at the orientation session held for entering students.
Accepted applicants must also complete Medical Terminology (either HRO 100, one credit hour, or HRO 160, three credits) before the fall semester of admission. This class can be waived after acceptance into the nursing program for those having health care experience, following successful testing. Contact the program director at 618-235-2700, ext. 5268 to schedule testing. Information will be presented during the first orientation session held for entering students.
Clinical Education Experiences
Clinical experiences are completed off campus in various practice settings. Students may be required to travel outside the college district for clinical experiences and are required to complete Background check and drug testing prior to beginning clinicals. Clinical experience begins in the fall semester of the first year, except the LPN bridge program, in which clinical experience starts in the summer semester. Specific clinical placement cannot be guaranteed.