R.N. to B.S.N.

R.N. to B.S.N.

If you already work in the medical field and have your R.N. license, maybe you’ve considered kicking it up a notch and furthering your education. If you’re looking to deepen your knowledge or get up to speed on evidence-based practice, consider earning your R.N. to B.S.N. from Indiana University Kokomo! We know you’re busy so we offer both an online degree track and a hybrid degree track where we come to where you already work!

I have a real passion for bedside nursing. The R.N. to B.S.N. program is the next stepping stone for me in my career. As a mom with seven kids, working full time, having this program taught at my hospital allowed me to be able to go to school. It’s been a blessing for me.

- Stefanie Ridoutt, B.S.N. ‘20

The courses in this track are designed to offer experiential learning from faculty whose passion lies in preparing nurses to be the best they can be. You’ll also have the chance to get to know and work with other professionals who share your goals. When you graduate from this track, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to provide safe, informed, culturally-competent patient care in all kinds of settings and environments. 

R.N. to B.S.N. Completion Tracks

To best fit you and your busy life, you can choose from two convenient tracks. The online format allows you to work from wherever you are and chase your goals at the same time. The hybrid track is the best of both worlds and allows for in-person connections and flexible formatting.

Hybrid Degree Completion Track (in person)

Is designed for all nursing specific coursework to be completed in 3 semesters (12 months) by attending class one night per week for ½ of the year and every other week for ½ of the year. Students may earn up to 15 credit hours for prior learning through a portfolio review process. These credits may be used to satisfy general elective credit requirements.

Online Degree Completion Track

Is 100% online and requires all general education coursework to be completed prior to beginning the nursing coursework. Online nursing courses may be completed in 12, 18, or up to 24 months. Both full-time and part-time online options are available.

If you already have your A.S.N. and are ready to delve deeper and hone your nursing skills, join us in an R.N.B.S.N. cohort either near you or online. General education courses can be completed through approved transfer credits, portfolio work, Dantes exams, and coursework at IU Kokomo. 

Assessment information for this degree is available from our Assessment landing page.

1. Must have an Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) degree or nursing diploma from a State Board of Nursing approved School of Nursing or from a nationally accredited nursing program with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (Hybrid) or 2.5 or higher (Online).

2. Complete both an application to IU Kokomo and an application to the School of Nursing.

3. Send official transcripts from all previous colleges and/or universities to iuadmis@iuk.edu. You may go to studentclearninghouse.org to order transcripts.

4. Provide documentation of unencumbered RN license with the State of Indiana (Hybrid) or with the state where practicum will occur (Online).

5. Complete a criminal background check through castlebranch.com. (Package code is ia03 – Initial Background Check Package) Be sure to check your email for communication from CastleBranch regarding your results.

6. Meet with an IU Kokomo nursing advisor [link] to ensure all admission criteria have been met, to create a plan for completing general education requirements, and to ensure all coursework is completed for a timely graduation.”

Admission Deadlines:

  • Hybrid Fall – July 1 (August start)
  • Hybrid Spring – December 1 (January start)
  • Online – Rolling admission

Looking for more details on the kinds of courses you’ll be taking? Visit the most current Academic Bulletin for specifics. 

First Semester Courses (Nursing)

  • NURS B331 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice
  • NURS B404 Informatics
  • NURS B304 Health Policy
  • NURS S474 Applied Healthcare Ethics

Second Semester Courses (Nursing)

  • NURS H355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice & Research
  • NURS R375 Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS S475 Health Systems: RNBSN
  • Nursing Elective

Third Semester Courses (Nursing)

  • NURS S487 Nursing Management: RNBSN
  • Nursing Elective
  • NURS R470 Clinical Baccalaureate Nursing Capstone


Speak to an Academic Advisor to determine general education and degree requirements.

Advisor for Allied Health Sciences and Nursing


Advisor for Allied Health Sciences and Nursing


Advisor for Allied Health Sciences and Nursing


Ready to take your career in nursing to another level?