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As a nursing student, you can join IUPUC’s chapter of the National Student Nurses Association. With a membership of 60,000 students across the U.S., NSNA facilitates the professional development of future RNs with educational resources, career resources, scholarships, and more.

To ensure you are ready for a career as an RN, you must take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) as a capstone experience to your studies. Passing the exam demonstrates your competence and preparation to apply for state licensure so you can begin your nursing practice.

  

Degree Programs

You can choose from three Indiana University School of Nursing degree programs at IUPUC. One is tailored for beginning nursing students and two are designed for registered nurses already working in the nursing field.

  1. Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, is the right choice if you are a beginning student who wants to enter the nursing profession for the first time. 
  2. RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses (RNs) who hold an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree or a nursing diploma. It allows busy, working RNs to pursue a bachelor’s degree. If you have completed two semesters of an ASN program at Ivy Tech, you can begin working on a BSN degree with this option. 
  3. Statewide RN to BSN completion program is an option for registered nurses (RNs) who want an entirely distance-accessible degree program with courses that are delivered by Web-based and video technologies. 

Program Outcomes

All of the IU School of Nursing options at IUPUC will provide you with a solid foundation in the practical and technical areas essential to an effective, successful nursing career.

After graduation from our nursing program, you will be:

  • A critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and the ability to engage in rational inquiry and problem solving.
  • Prepared to provide holistic nursing care to a variety of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Able to coordinate care by facilitating access to resources necessary to meet health care needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Aware of the political dynamics in various settings and know how to participate in the change process to shape health care policy.
  • Ready to enter practice prepared to act within the ethical and legal framework of the nursing profession.
  • An effective communicator with the skills to share accurate information with patients, families, doctors, administrators, and others.
  • A competent provider of care in various professional nursing roles in structured or semi-structured health care settings.
  • A professional role model who promotes a positive public image of nursing.
  • A responsible manager who balances human, fiscal, and material resources to achieve quality health care outcomes.