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
  • No more than two of the science/math prerequisite courses may be repeated in order to achieve an acceptable grade. 

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.


Applications are available online February 28 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
  • BIOL-N 217 Physiology
  • 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/math GPA is 50 percent of the admission score, while the general education GPA is weighted at 25 percent of the admission score. The most recent Test Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score is converted into a GPA that accounts for the remaining 25 percent of the admissions score.

The TEAS Test will count for 25 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.

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