Something Bigger than Yourself
Take the first step toward a rewarding career and discover your true potential with an Indiana University Health Sciences degree.
Whether you are a traditional student who is just beginning your nursing education, licensed registered nurse with an associate degree, or registered nurse looking to expand your role into advance practice, you can take your career to the next professional level with a 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 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
Contact the Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUC to speak with an academic advisor, 812.348.7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The mission of Division of Health Sciences at IUPUC is to positively influence the health of rural Indiana by educating all students to become learned health professionals who advance the science of healthcare in rural communities and evidence-based practice through translational research and outreach.
IUPUC Division of Health Sciences will help impact rural healthcare through leadership and scholarship, while maximizing the health and quality of life for the people of rural south-central Indiana.
Division of Health Sciences Core Values:
Collaboration, Integrity, Quality, Respect.
Collaboration: Create a vibrant relationship between students, faculty, clinical partners, and other stakeholders to create a community of scholars who work together in knowledge generation and dissemination, thus shaping healthcare practice and policy especially in rural communities.
Integrity: An environment which promotes honesty and trust aspiring the development of rural healthcare professionals who practice morally and ethically.
Quality: Continuous program improvement reflects our commitment for continued growth, measurement, and program outcomes which promote excellence in practice and leadership within a dynamic rural healthcare environment.
Respect: Nourish diversity among faculty, staff, and students within a mutually respectful and professional environment.
The BSN graduate shall 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 health care environments in order to meet the evolving health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
- An individual who understands and considers the impact of health care 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 interprofessional 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.
The MSN graduate shall be able to:
- Lead nursing and health care teams to improve practice within complex systems, recognizing political, institutional, social, and economic forces.
- Practice at the highest level of nursing, integrating ethical, legal, professional, and regulatory standards and guidelines.
- Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences for application to selected domains of nursing practice.
- Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and scholarly inquiry in the pursuit of innovative approaches to improving health outcomes.
- Apply evidence to problem solving at the clinical and system level to advance nursing practice and improve outcomes.
- Use technology to deliver, measure, monitor, and improve clinical care delivery and enhance safe outcomes.
- Engage in policy analysis, development, and advocacy to influence health at the individual, group, community, and population level.
- Practice in interprofessional teams that communicate, collaborate, and consult in coordinating patient-centered care.
- Incorporate the influences of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of nursing and health care services.
- Recognize the value of being a lifelong leaner who is committed to personal professional growth, the development of the profession, and the health of the public.
RN to BSN
The RN to BSN track is designed for registered nurses (RNs) who hold an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree or a nursing diploma from an NLNAC-accredited institution. It allows busy, working RNs to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 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.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Second Degree Accelerated track is designed for IUPUC alumni and south-central Indiana residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and want to become registered nurses. The program moves quickly, 16 months of full time study, with a concept-based, cutting edge curriculum that prepares you for a nursing career.
The Master of Science in Nursing track is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree who wish to obtain an advanced nursing practice specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program is three years of part-time study in a hybrid format to meet the needs of working registered nurses.
Accreditation, Licenses, and Memberships
We are accredited and licensed by:
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.
The baccalaureate degree and master’s degree programs in nursing at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://ccneaccreditation.org/) and approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
State approval of a program does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Applicants are required to meet Indiana requirements for licensure and completion of the appropriate paperwork (application, criminal background check, etc.).
Pre-licensure nursing programs offered by IUPUC are intended to satisfy licensure requirements by the state of Indiana. As a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), graduates are eligible for multi-state licensure under terms and conditions of the NLC agreement in the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
RN graduates eligible for licensure in Indiana can apply for licensure by examination or endorsement in all other non-NLC states.
The Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program offered by IUPUC is intended to satisfy licensure requirements by the state of Indiana. Graduates are eligible for the FNP certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Graduates of the MSN-FNP program at IUPUC are eligible for licensure in all states with the exception of Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.