Nursing

The mission of IU School of Nursing 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 nursing in rural communities and evidence-based practice through translational research and outreach.

IUPUC Nursing 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.

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 nursing 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 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.

BSN Degree Tracks

You can choose from three paths of nursing study on our Columbus campus:

  1. The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track is designed for students who wish to enter the nursing field for the first time.
  2. The RN to BSN track is designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who hold an associate degree (ASN) or a nursing diploma from an NLNAC-accredited institution. This face-to-face track combines classroom, simulation, clinical experience, and web-based instruction. The online RN to BSN degree completion track is a statewide option with courses taught by expert IU nursing faculty from campuses across the state.
  3. 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.

Accreditation, Licenses, and Memberships

We are accredited and licensed by:

In addition, 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.