News and Events


You are invited to participate in UIC CON – Springfield Campus Open House. Information will be provided for the BSN, MSN, and DNP Programs. You will have the opportunity to learn about program layouts, admissions requirements, clinical rotations, hear from Faculty Members and current students. In addition, we will provide simulations you can partake in.

DATE: October 16th

TIME:  5:00pm-7:30pm

RSVP: By October 9th so we can prepare for your arrival 


NURSING Application Activation Day

Let us help you activate your UIC College of Nursing Application to be considered for admission for the Fall 2019 academic year. Open to prospective students applying for the BSN, MSN or DNP Programs. This is a walk-in style session to work on your nursing application. Advisors will be available to assist and answer questions. Please be sure to bring your laptop.


September 10th  Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

September 27th Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

October 17th Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

October 29th Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

November 13th Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

December 10th Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm



This session provides prospective students with our Nursing Program information for BSN, MSN and DNP Programs. Learn more about UIC Nursing, Requirements for Admission, Program Setup, Scholarships, and Prerequisite Courses


September 26th Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

October 8th Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

October 24th Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

November 7th Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

November 12th Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm



This workshop shows prospective UIC Nursing students how to prepare a resume that reflects accumulated skills, knowledge of the health profession, and education that are relevant to the UIC Nursing Application.


October 3rd Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

October 22nd Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

November 12th Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

November 18th Time:  5:00pm – 6:00pm

December 9th Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm



A representative from UIC Nursing will be available in the UIS Student Union Building to answer your questions about the BSN, MSN, and DNP Programs.


October 22nd Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

November 5th Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm



Interactive workshop is available to prospective BSN students interested in a demonstration of Nursing Clinical Skills. Spots are limited to 7 students per date.


September 25th Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm (7 slots available)

October 30th Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm (7 slots available)

November 20thTime: 5:00pm – 5:45pm (7 slots available)

RSVP: Send email to indicating your date of interest.


Location for ALL above events:

The University of Illinois at Springfield campus in the Student Affairs Building suite 23. When you enter the suite, please be sure to check-in with Alisha Kulek (UIC Administrative Assistant).   We are in building 11 and you can park in LOT A,  please refer to the UIS Campus Map for more information.

Questions: Contact Monique Williams, UIC Nursing Program Advisor by email


 UIC, UIS, Memorial Health System Partnership Aiming to Fix Nursing Shortage – ABC News Channel 20

DNP is the best next step for RNs – Article written by Krista Jones, DNP, APHN, RN and Cynthia Reese, PhD, RN, CNE

First cohort of UIS BSN students featured in Memorial Medical Center’s Employee Newsletter Memo! (Page 7)

Pre-Nursing Living and Learning Community Coming to UIS! – The Journal

Partnership to Make a Difference in Healthcare in Central Illinois.

Dr. Cynthia Reese, Regional Director for the UIC College of Nursing’s Springfield Campus explains in this short video how the partnership with Memorial Health System will serve to “make a difference in the healthcare of the citizens of central Illinois”.

Illinois at No. 2 on list of best states for nurses

Illinois jumped to the No. 2 spot on WalletHub’s yearly list of the best states for nurses!   Washington state was at the top of the rankings, which accounted for 14 nursing measures, such as pay, job openings and number of facilities per capita.

UIC’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs are ranked in the Top Ten for Graduate Nursing Schools by U.S. News & World Report!

UIC rose into the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings!

UIC ranked No. 200 among more than 1,300 institutions globally on the list, which evaluates research-intensive universities on their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.