​The mission of the School of Nursing is the preservation, enrichment, and transmission of nursing science as a discipline and its application to promote the health and well being of individuals, families, and communities. The faculty pursues this mission through excellence in teaching as the primary focus of scholarship; and through research that has the potential to advance nursing knowledge, scientific inquiry, teaching, and health. The School maintains a commitment to serving persons with diverse talents, qualities, interests, and socio-economic backgrounds in its educational programs and professional practice. It seeks to provide accelerated, inquiry-based education that anticipates the rapid pace of change in health promotion and illness care.


  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs 

Certification and Licensing Eligibility

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Nurses' Credentialing Center
    • Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (NCLEX-RN)