BSN Degree Tracks
You can choose from three Indiana University School of Nursing degree tracks at IUPUC.
Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree track is the right choice if you are a beginning student who wants to enter the nursing profession for the first time.
RN to BSN track 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. The Statewide RN to BSN completion option is for registered nurses (RNs) who want an entirely distance-accessible degree program with courses that are delivered by Web-based and video technologies.
Second Degree Accelerated track is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and want to become a registered nurse. The program moves quickly, 17 months of full time study, with a concept-based, cutting edge curriculum that prepares you for a nursing career.
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.