Recently SIUE and Lincoln Land Community College established a partnership to start the 2+2 program for Nursing students. The program will offer an easy move to the SIUE School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program with full support from both schools.

The 2+2 program offered will consist of 8 week courses, and will be completed within 1 year. The program will be an online course that will offer flexibility to registered nurses and their schedules, according to a press release.

“We value our partnership with SIUE,” Dean of Health Professions at Lincoln Land Community College Cynthia Maskey said in a press release Tuesday, Aug. 8. “These types of partnerships offer our graduates the opportunity to further their education, and support our belief in continuing education for nurses at all levels.”

Sophomore nursing major Maree Slack, of Mascoutah, said she understands the benefits of the 2+2 program, however, she said she feels unsure about the lack of hands-on activity.

“I think it would be beneficial since the program is trying to be flexible toward people who have more demanding schedules being online,” Slack said. “However, being a nursing major, it will be kind of difficult because I feel you need that hands-on activity. It’s a big part of nursing, and it continues to be hands-on once you are licensed so I can see it having pros and cons.”

For more information regarding the 2+2 program, visit


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