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 the cutting edge technology in the field, 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 program and a hybrid degree program where we come to where you already work!

Being a nurse for 28 years, there is a lot I've done. To get college credit for that experience was huge. It's convenient for me to go straight from work to class, and then get home at a reasonable hour to see my family.

- Tammie Unland

The courses in this program 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 program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to provide safe, informed, culturally-competent patient care in all kinds of settings and environments. 

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

The hybrid format of the R.N. to B.S.N. 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 including weekly face-to-face class sessions and online instruction 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. Students in the hybrid program will complete the program in 12 months.

Below, you’ll find the requirements needed to apply to the program. 

  1. Complete an online application for IU Kokomo. If you have previously attended IU Kokomo or another IU campus, please indicate so on the online application.
  2. Complete an online application for the R.N. to B.S.N. track.
  3. Send official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities to iuadmis@iuk.edu. You may go to studentclearinghouse.org to order transcripts.
  4. Follow all email instructions on setting up your IU email and Duo requirements.
  5. Must be advised by an IU Kokomo nursing advisor.
  6. Provide documentation of unencumbered RN license with the State of Indiana.
  7. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  8. Complete a criminal background check through www.castlebranch.com prior to acceptance. Package code is IA03 – Initial Background Check Package. Be sure to check your email for communication from Castle Branch regarding your results.

The online format of the R.N. to B.S.N. is designed 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 entirely online in 12-, 18-, or 24-month completion rates following general education requirements. Nursing courses are delivered in condensed eight-week learning modules, designed to allow students to continue working while taking classes. In this format, students do not have to travel to campus for class. The tracks build on courses that students have already completed. Applicants may apply to the IU campus closest to the student's residence any time of the year.

Below, you’ll find the requirements needed to apply to the program. 

  1. Complete an online application for IU Kokomo.
  2. Complete an online application for the R.N. to B.S.N. track.
  3. Send official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities to iuadmis@iuk.edu. You may go to studentclearinghouse.org to order transcripts.
  4. Have an active IU Kokomo email
  5. Meet with an IU Kokomo nursing advisor.
  6. Must have an Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) degree or nursing diploma from a regionally or nationally accredited (NLNAC/ACEN) program.
  7. Must hold a current, unencumbered R.N. license in the state in which you are practicing and/or plan to meet your clinical requirements
  8. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  9. Complete a criminal background check through www.castlebranch.com prior to acceptance. Package code is IA03 – Initial Background Check Package. Be sure to check your email for communication from Castle Branch regarding your results.

Applications may be accepted at any time of the year to the IU campus closest to the student’s residence.

For more information, please visit iu-rnbsn.iu.edu

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