Bachelor of Science in Nursing: R.N. to B.S.N.

The R.N. to B.S.N. Program is a transition program for the registered nurse (R.N.) to achieve the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  The RN to BSN curriculum prepares an RN to function as generalist in professional nursing and serves as a basis for graduate study, building on the RN's education and experience at the associate degree or diploma level.  The program is offered in  two formats:

       1.  Face to Face

The face to face (classroom setting) R.N. to B.S.N. format is a transition program for the registered nurse (R.N.) to achieve the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Based on the needs of working   professionals, the degree is offered in a convenient format (referred to as the "Pods") that builds on the experience and education of the R.N. Courses and assignments are designed for both convenience and maximum applicability to the student's work setting. 

2.  Online

The RN to BSN Degree Completion program is designed for the RN to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN). The program offers a flexible curriculum for the education of professional nurses competent in meeting the current and future health needs of society. The curriculum prepares graduates to function as practitioners in acute and long-term  care, community settings, home care, and other nontraditional settings, and also provides a foundation for leadership positions and graduate study. The graduate of the BSN program possesses a broad knowledge of nursing, the humanities, the biological, and social sciences. The graduate applies well-developed problem-solving skills in caring for individuals, familes, communities, and populations.

Classes are all online with options to graduate in 12, 18, or 24 months, after general education requirements are completed. Nursing courses are delivered in condensed eight-week learning modules, designed to allow students to continue working while taking classes. Students do not have to travel to campus for class. The program builds on courses that students have already completed so that previous general education may be counted towards credits.

Applicants must have an Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) degree or nursing diploma from a nationally accredited (NLNAC/ACEN) program. Applications may be accepted at any time of year to the IU campus closest to the student's residence. The applicant must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in the state in which you are practicing and/or plan to meet your clinical requirements, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, comply with immunization, CPR, and other requirements, and complete a national criminal background check.

For more information, please visit the RN to BSN Degree Completion Program website at www.iu-rnbsn.iu.edu.

For additional information regarding these programs, please contact the Allied Health and Nursing Advising Center.