Springfield Campus

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Our campus in the state's busy capital shares in UIS' amenities and enjoys strong ties to the city's healthcare leaders.

Like the best inventions, our Springfield campus was born to address a specific issue: the need for more and better prepared nurses for Central Illinois. It was natural that the highly ranked UIC College of Nursing—already embedded in four other Illinois cities beyond Chicago—would be part of that solution. It was also natural that we would partner with our sister campus, the University of Illinois at Springfield, and Memorial Health System and its two Magnet-designated hospitals. The result: A program that produces critically-thinking nurses, prepared in the best settings, to meet the healthcare needs of the people of central and southern Illinois.

NEW: UIS-UIC Guaranteed Admissions Program for undergraduates

A new initiative known as the UIS-UIC GPPA Program is now allowing any student who is interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to apply to UIS as a freshman and simultaneously apply to the GPPA program. If accepted in both, the student would be guaranteed admission to the UIC College of Nursing BSN program on the Springfield campus when they achieve junior-level standing.

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Programs offered at Springfield

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We have a really small class size, which makes it easy for the instructors to be hands-on with us. Our instructors really care how we’re doing in the semester, and what we’re doing, and they want to help us.

Darlene Steinkamp  |  BSN '19, Springfield Campus

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I was able to get my dream job on an ICU right out of school. UIC’s reputation will get you in the door, and your skills and how well you’ve been prepared professionally will get you a position you can be proud of.

Thomas McClure, RN  |  BSN '18, Springfield Campus

Meet the campus director

Director Cindy Reese

Cynthia Reese

PhD, MS ’95, RN, CNE

Cynthia Reese joined UIC Nursing to become the first director of the college’s Springfield Campus.

Like many UIC students she now serves, Reese came to UIC from Lincoln Land Community College, where she was associate dean of nursing. There she led major curriculum revisions and directed the implementation of a rigorous standardized testing program throughout the associate degree curriculum, resulting in an increase in NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) rates from 80 percent to 93 percent in one year.

As a researcher, Reese investigates clinical simulations, interprofessional education, and instrument development. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and books, and she has presented at national professional meetings.


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UIC College of Nursing-Springfield Campus

One University Plaza, SAB 23, Springfield, IL 62703-5407