BSN Degree Tracks

You can choose from four Indiana University School of Nursing degree tracks.

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.

The Direct Admit to the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing is offered to incoming freshman who graduate from high school with a 3.3 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, have a recommendation from their school counselor, include a personal statement, and are prepared to come to IUPUC and take Anatomy and Finite Math in the fall semester and Physiology in the spring semester (unless the student has already earned credit for those courses).   Direct Admit students are considered Nursing Students and are guaranteed a spot in our Traditional Nursing Program if they earn the following:

A minimum of a B in Finite, Anatomy, and Physiology

Overall IUPUC GPA of 3.0 or higher

Minimum of C in all other pre-requisite courses

Application to the BSN program is competitive and the Direct Admit option offers high achieving students a guarantee into the Nursing program (currently accepting 40 students to start each fall). The application can be found here.

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, 16 months of full time study, with a concept-based, cutting edge curriculum that prepares you for a nursing career.

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.

The 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.