About UIC

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing offers prospective students in the central Illinois region an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on the Springfield campus.

Students benefit from access to the nationally ranked UIC College of Nursing education while studying and living in Springfield. A growing health industry is the number one employer in Springfield and nationally recognized regional medical centers serve thousands in central Illinois. Nursing students learn in UIS classrooms and in the cutting-edge facilities located at area hospitals, including the new clinical simulation center for nursing at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Years Three and Four

Students who successfully complete the first-phase pre-nursing coursework and are admitted to the UIC College of Nursing, complete the nursing curriculum, which includes clinical rotations in professional settings.

The goals of the UIC-UIS partnership are to increase the opportunities for students interested in a nursing career, and to increase the pool of highly-qualified, baccalaureate-prepared nurses to address a critical shortage in this region and beyond.