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Dean Eileen Collins

As the ninth dean of the UIC College of Nursing, I am fortunate to lead a diverse intellectual community of scholars, practitioners and staff who are dedicated to a mission to transform health, healthcare and policy. We are committed to advancing nursing leadership by preparing students to meet the challenges of providing high-quality care to diverse populations in a cost-effective manner, and to generate new knowledge through innovate, relevant research. Currently, more than 1,500 baccalaureate and graduate students are learning to apply science to solutions at our six Illinois campuses. And as one of seven health sciences colleges and the care-delivery enterprise that make up UI Health, nursing students engage in interprofessional classroom and clinical opportunities. Explore our website and discover all that the UIC College of Nursing offers to our students, our patients and the world we all share.

Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAACVPR, ATSF
Professor and Dean

The UIC College of Nursing proudly boasts ... renowned faculty Heading link

  • 29 Current and emeriti faculty members who are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

  • 6 Current and retired faculty who have been named "Living Legends" by the American Academy of Nursing

... outstanding academic programs Heading link

  • # 11 Rank of our DNP program among all such programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report

  • # 13 Rank of our MS program among all such programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report

  • # 19 Rank of our BSN program among all such programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report

... a top-tier research enterprise Heading link

  • # 7 Rank among U.S. nursing schools for NIH funding

  • 11 Alumni and current or emeriti faculty members named to Sigma's International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

... a growing community of nurse leaders Heading link

  • 1,591 Number of students enrolled for 2021-22

  • 13,000 + Number of living alumni

  • 107 Alumni who are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Other highlights that set UIC Nursing apart Heading link