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If you are ready to get started, the first step begins with applying for admission to IUPUC. The quickest, easiest method is to apply online. Contact the Office of Recruitment & Admissions for information and assistance.

  
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IU School of Nursing at IUPUC will have an on-site visit by CCNE for accreditation of our nursing programs. We invite you to provide written and signed comments to CCNE regarding our traditional BSN and RN to BSN tracks. Please document and send your comments to the following exchange:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ATTN: Third-Party Comments
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Or email thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu

  

Nursing

Take the first step toward a rewarding career and discover your true potential with an Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Whether you are a traditional student who is just beginning your nursing education—or you are a licensed registered nurse with an associate degree or nursing diploma from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited institution—you can take your career to the next professional level with a BSN degree from one of the nation's top nursing programs.

An IU degree in nursing will give you the personal and professional satisfaction that comes from making a real difference in the lives of sick, injured, and recovering children and adults. It will also give you the education you need to provide preventative care that helps ensure patients of all ages stay healthy and well.

A nursing career is also a great investment in your future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that nursing jobs will grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The prospects are even better for registered nurses with a BSN.

Contact the Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUC to speak with an academic advisor, 812.348.7250 or nursing@iupuc.edu.

Degrees with Distinction

Your nursing degree matters! When you become part of the nursing program at IUPUC, you join the Indiana University School of Nursing, the largest school of its kind in the nation and one of the most respected multiprogram nursing schools in the world. IUPUC is part of the core campus, which includes IUPUI and IU Bloomington.

BSN Degree Tracks

You can choose from two paths of nursing study on our Columbus campus:

The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track is designed for students who wish to enter the nursing field for the first time.

The RN to BSN track is designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who hold an associate degree (ASN) or a nursing diploma from an NLNAC-accredited institution. This face-to-face track combines classroom, simulation, clinical experience, and web-based instruction. The online RN to BSN degree completion track is a statewide option with courses taught by expert IU nursing faculty from campuses across the state.

Mission

The IUSON exists to lead the "knowlege work" of nurses of today and tomorrow to positively influence the health of communities served by: inspiring learning through excellence in teaching; creating and advancing knowledge through science and research; shaping care through evidence-based practices; innovations and partnerships; and appreciating, developing and recognizing faculty, staff and students.

Program Outcomes

As a graduate of the BSN program, you will be:

  • A critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making
  • A culturally sensitive individual who provides holistic, individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care
  • A knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources across the continuum of healthcare environments in order to meet the evolving healthcare needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations
  • An individual who understands and considers the impact of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery
  • An individual who embodies the professional identity of the nurse and who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing
  • An effective communicator who collaborates with inter-professional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes
  • A competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse health care environments
  • An accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety
  • An individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care

Accreditation, Licenses, and Memberships

We are accredited and licensed by:

In addition, the Indiana University School of Nursing is an agency member of the National League for Nursing's Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), as well as the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The school is also a constituency member of the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.