Current Student Updates

Graduate Students ONLY: New Fall course - NUEL 594: Nature & Functions of Sleep

NUEL594 - "Nature & Functions of Sleep" is a new course starting in the fall.  

Information can be found on the attached flyer.

Please contact Dr. Bilgay Balserak ( or Dr. Mary Kapella ( for more information.

Best wishes


Bilgay Izci Balserak, PhD

Bilgay Izci Balserak, PhD

Undergraduate Elective - NUEL 394: Issues in Global Health

Dear Undergraduate Students,

You can now register for a unique global health opportunity to participate in a course with visiting students from Japan and South Korea with the elective NUEL 394: Special Topics – Issues in Global Health (CRN: 41212, for 3 Credits in Fall 2017*).

Please see below for more information.

Issues in Global Health is a Fall 2017*, 2-week course, that takes place this summer

Natalie Meza

Scholarships and Loan Repayment (Multiple Deadlines)

The following scholarships and loan repayment programs have upcoming deadlines. Please pay special attention to each individual deadline.

Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: January 15

The scholarship program is available to prelicensure students enrolled at member AACN schools. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded twice yearly.

Tula Georgopoulos

Fall 2017 College of Nursing Electives List

Dear Students,

Below is a listing of electives that will be offered Fall 2017.  If you are interested in any of the following courses, please make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your program plans.  The course must be listed in your program plans in order to receive the permits necessary to register.  For more details regarding the courses, please visit the complete schedule on the portal ( 

Thank you!


Erika Boyko

Basic Physical Exam Course

Dear Nursing Colleagues and Students:

Once again this summer I'm offering a refresher course for R.N.s (or soon to be R.N.s) of the basic wellness exam ages 6 years and above, using both online and in-lab practice time.

See attached flyer for more information.

This course is ideal for:

Dr. Marlene Sefton

AHA BLS Courses: 6/8 @ Medical Sciences Building

Certification Date & Time:
BLS - Thurs, June 8, 2017

Course Fees: $45 (Please note this fee is for the course only and does not include the cost of the recommended provider manuels.)

Class times for all BLS Courses:
New Certification: 1pm-5pm
Renewal Certification: 3pm-5pm

For more information, please see attached flier.


GSNO Official Google Group

Dear Students:

GSNO has an official Google Group for sharing information. Click the link below and sign in to your Google account to become a member. Students who join the group will be considered official members of the Graduate Student Nurses Organization.!forum/uic_gsno


GSNO Executive Board

Erin Beckman

President of GSNO
Grad Entry MS

773 676 3879 (cell)

Erin Beckman