The Nursing Program at Eastern Illinois University is committed to offering superior, flexible, and accessible undergraduate education for registered nurses pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree with a major in nursing. Guided by a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, students build upon existing knowledge and experience to expand their use of nursing knowledge, values, theory, and research to form excellent evidence-based, safe, and holistic nursing practice. Through active, applied learning experiences, students integrate knowledge gained from general and liberal studies, the sciences, and nursing, to think critically and make ethical and reasoned clinical decisions. The program prepares students to provide care to meet the complex health care needs of individuals, groups, families, communities, and populations across the lifespan and in a variety of healthcare environments. A student-centered academic environment encourages the development of accountability and responsibility for life- long learning and professional development. Nursing students will communicate clearly to enhance professional interactions, collaboration, coordination and management of care, and development of leadership roles in an evolving health care system.