Student Handbook

The Indiana University School of Nursing student handbook, which you are encouraged to review, contains detailed information about the BSN program. The guidelines specify essential abilities critical for your academic success. If you enter the BSN program, you must sign an “essential abilities” form which will become part of your permanent file.

  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUC, you will play a critical role in meeting current and future health needs in your community.

You will receive a comprehensive academic foundation in the sciences and humanities that will prepare you well for the nursing role of your choice.

You will also complete coursework emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, health restoration, and health maintenance. The curriculum reflects the current trends in health care, focusing on wellness/illness concepts and the delivery of care in both hospital and community-based settings.

Admission Application Criteria

  • Complete prerequisite courses; courses on application must be at least a 3.0 GPA
  • A grade of C or higher for each course by second completed attempt
  • Indiana University cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher at the time of application
  • Student Criminal Disclosure form (submitted along with online application)
  • Of the six specifically required (R) courses, repeat no more than three to achieve a minimum grade of C; the most recent attempt will be used when course is repeated
  • Take the pre-admission TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Exam

Academic Plan

We understand the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree may be a concern, so we have developed an academic plan to help you stay on track so you will graduate on time and within your budget.

Our four-year academic plan for BSN students outlines a path for completing the BSN degree requirements in four years. If you have already completed courses toward other majors, if you are a transfer or part-time student, or if you are required to enroll in developmental coursework (i.e., English composition, math, and/or chemistry), you may need more than four years to finish the BSN degree.

Application

Applications are available online January 15 annually. The deadline for application is March 15 and applicants are notified of their status by mid-June.

Please note that satisfying these requirements does NOT automatically guarantee admission to the BSN program. You must have 29–31 university credit hours and have completed these courses or their equivalents:

  • Arts & Humanities course
  • BIOL-N 261 Human Anatomy
  • COMM-R 110, Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Cultural Understanding course
  • ENG-W 131, English Composition
  • Life & Physical Sciences course
  • MATH-M 118 Finite Math
  • PSY-B 104, PSY-B 105, or PSY-B 110, Introductory Psychology
  • SOC-R 100, Introductory Sociology

The science GPA is 50 percent of the admission score, while the general education GPA is weighted at 30 percent of the admission score. The most recent Test Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score is converted into a GPA that accounts for the remaining 20 percent of the admissions score.

TEAS

The TEAS Test will count for 20 percent of your admission score. Your exam scores are valid for two years from the date you completed the test. Your TEAS score must be submitted to the IU School of Nursing three days prior to the application deadline.

You may take the TEAS no more than two times in the two years prior to application submission. If you have taken the exam more than twice in the prior two years, only the first two score sets will be considered. If the exam has been taken more than one time, the most recent composite score will be used for admission.

Applicant Categories

Applicants are divided into Categories A, B, or C. Priority for admission consideration will be given to all qualified applicants in Category A before considering qualified applicants from Categories B and C. Plan for this as you consider your degree options and begin completing pre-requisite courses.

  • Category A: Applicants who have completed more than 50 percent of their application credit hours at the campus to which they have applied (i.e., IUPUI, IUB, and/or IUPU Columbus)
  • Category B: Applicants who have completed more than 50 percent of their application credit hours required for an Indiana University campus other than IUPUI, IU Bloomington, or IUPU Columbus
  • Category C: Applicants for whom more than 50 percent of the credit hours required for application were earned at an institution other than Indiana University. (For example, Purdue University is considered a Category C institution.)

Apply to the IU School of Nursing at IUPUC.