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Published on September 29, 2014

SSM Health Care partners with SIUE to offer online BS in nursing degree to its nurses in 2015

MADISON, Wis. -  Nurses with Dean Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital and St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo can soon advance their education in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new partnership with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering an online BS in nursing degree to all SSM Health Care nurses. Classes begin in January 2015.

“At SSM Health Care, we are focused on providing patients the highest-quality care along with an exceptional patient experience,” said Amber Wood, system director of clinical education for SSM Health Care. “We are fortunate to have incredibly talented, compassionate nurses play an important role in that patient experience. We are excited to partner with SIUE’s high quality School of Nursing opportunity to help our nurses advance their education and grow even stronger in their profession.”

The accelerated online program—comprised entirely of SSM nurses from Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma—is the first of its kind for the health system. To help reduce the cost to employees, SSM Health Care also offers tuition reimbursement.

“We are excited to work with SSM Health Care to offer an online BS in nursing degree,” said Dr. Roberta Harrison, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate and Alternative Programs and Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. “This is a great opportunity to combine a world-class health care system with our progressive and innovative nursing program to impact health care in a positive way.”

For additional information about the partnership between SSM Health Care and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville visit: http://www.siue.edu/corporate/ssm.

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