The R.N. to B.S.N. track is a 12-month program designed to prepare nurses for a lifetime of success. Students have the option to take the courses either completely online or in a hybrid format. The courses are designed using teachers who are experientially prepared and who strive to inspire students to achieve their dreams. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals to develop skills that stand up to time. The graduates will have the knowledge and skills to provide safe, culturally competent care as they continue on their life-changing journey toward achieving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
The R.N. to B.S.N. track hybrid format is a transition track for the registered nurse (R.N.) to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). Based on the needs of working professionals, the degree is offered in a convenient format (referred to as "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.
The R.N. to B.S.N. track online format is designed for the R.N. to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). This track 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 B.S.N. 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, families, 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 track 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 in Nursing (A.S.N.) 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 R.N. 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 www.iu-rnbsn.iu.edu.