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The pre-licensure B.S.N. degree program integrates a strong background in the sciences and liberal arts with an excellent education in the profession of nursing. In the pre-licensure program, nursing students are
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Before you become a student in the School of Nursing, you will be considered a pre-nursing student. Throughout your time at IU Kokomo, you’ll want to work closely with your advisor who can keep you informed and ensure you apply to the School of Nursing when the time is right. Below, you’ll find the requirements needed to apply to the program.
Please note: Nursing admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The nursing program requirements may change at any time. It is the student's responsibility to stay in contact with his/her advisors on a regular basis.
The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be admitted to Indiana University Kokomo as a degree-seeking student and must submit official transcripts from other universities attended.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Have a minimum nursing GPA of 2.7.
- One of the three required sciences (A215, P215, J200/J201) must be completed with a C or better to apply.
- One of the following additional courses must be completed in order to apply: M105, M117, M125, M118, M119, M215, M133 or M134.
- Meet the minimum TEAS score requirements:
- Earn an adjusted overall score placing you in the Proficient or better (proficient, advanced, or exemplary)
- Score at the median (50th percentile) or better in at least 3 of the 4 sub-scores (reading, math, science, or English language usage)
- Complete at least 12 credits of the pre-nursing coursework.
If you have met steps 1-7 then you are eligible to apply to the Nursing program.
- Fall Deadline-May 10th
- Spring Deadline-September 10th
Priority 1 Applicants:
- Meet all the eligibility criteria;
- Have no sub-scores that fall below the median on the TEAS
- Have a minimum pre-nursing GPA of 3.0
Priority 2 Applicants:
- Meet all eligibility criteria
- Have one sub-score that falls below the median on the TEAS.
Priority 3 Applicants:
- Meet all eligibility criteria except TEAS score.
- Score in the Basic category on the TEAS
- Apply for consideration as a probationary student.
Additional Rules for Admission:
- One of the three pre-nursing science courses must be completed in order to apply. At least two of the three required sciences must be completed before you begin the major. The third science must be done by the end of the first semester in the nursing program.
- Students may fail (with a C- or below) no more than three pre-nursing courses totaling 11 credits. Of the three failures only two are allowed in the sciences. Exceeding this limit makes the student ineligible for admission into the School of Nursing.
- Sciences older than seven years must be retaken (Including A2115, P215, J200, J201, and Chemistry).
- Cumulative GPA: If an IU GPA is not available then the cumulative GPA from his/her most recent institution will be used in determining the cumulative GPA.
- Students who have been dismissed from another School of Nursing are not eligible for admission.
- Students must have a Social Security Number at the time of application to meet clinical agency requirements.
- Students must be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission (due to clinical placement requirements.)
Freshman Courses (Pre-nursing)
- ENG W131 English Composition
- ANAT A215 Anatomy & Lab
- HPER P120 Intro to Health and Fitness or HSS-A 101
- Student Success Seminar
- SOC S100 Intro to Sociology (DIV)
- Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
- General Ed Elective or Requirement
- PHSL P215 Physiology
- PSY P103 Intro to Psychology (ERC)
- Math M118, M119, M125, or M215
- SPCH S121 Speech
Sophomore Courses (Nursing)
- NURS B223 Promoting Healthy Populations & Clinical
- NURS B222 Comprehensive Health Assessment & Practicum
- NURS B253 Professionalism in Collaborative Practice
- MICR J200 and J201 Microbiology & Lab
- NURS B260 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice & Clinical
- NURS B261 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
- NURS L230 Health Care Delivery Systems
- CHEM C109 Chemistry for Nursing or another chemistry
Junior Courses (Nursing)
- NURS H360 Clinical Care II: Interactive Processes & Clinical
- NURS H356 Clinical Care I: Biophysical Processes
- NURS H355 Data Analysis for Practice and Research
- Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
- NURS B334 Transitional Care of Families/Populations & Clinical
- NURS H371 Clinical Care III: Adaptive Processes
- NURS R375 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
- Nursing Elective
Senior Courses (Nursing)
- NURS S474 Applied Health Care Ethics
- NURS H476 Clinical Nursing Care 4: Complex Processes
- NURS B444 Manage Health/Illness Across Environment & Clinical
- NURS S491 NCLEX-RN Prep
- NURS S488 Nursing Synthesis
- NURS S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone
- NURS L430 Leadership in Healthcare Delivery & Clinical
- Friday, January 31, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Library ILC #2
- Friday, February 7, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Library ILC #2
- Friday, February 21, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Library ILC #2
- Wednesday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Library ILC #2
- Wednesday, August 12, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Library ILC #2
- Friday, September 4, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Library ILC #2
- Friday, November 13, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Library ILC #2
Assessment information for this degree is available from our Assessment landing page.
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