SIU Carbondale to start new nursing program, replaces SIUE’s Carbondale program


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Pulliam Hall is reflected in a puddle on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, outside of Pulliam Hall in Carbondale, Illinois.

By Staff Report, News Desk

SIU Carbondale has officially declared its intent to start a nursing program at the Carbondale campus to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

The board could give final approval for the program as soon as June 4 and the program could begin as soon as the fall 2019 semester, according to interim provost Meera Komarraju. 

The idea for the program was originally introduced last September with the support of late chancellor Carlo Montemagno. At the time, Southern Illinois Healthcare promised the university $750,000 to help start the program.


The new SIUC program will replace SIUE’s Carbondale program gradually – adding new staff and equipment to provide the nursing education SIUE once gave, the Southern Illinoisan reports.

Judy Marshall, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, said the university expects to add five or six full-time faculty, as well as additional part-time personnel. No additional administrative costs are expected.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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