Something Bigger than Yourself

Take the first step toward a rewarding career and discover your true potential with an Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Whether you are a traditional student who is just beginning your nursing education—or you are a licensed registered nurse with an associate degree or nursing diploma from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited institution—you can take your career to the next professional level with a BSN 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. The prospects are even better for registered nurses with a BSN.

Contact the Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUC to speak with an academic advisor, 812.348.7250 or

  • Degrees with Distinction

    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. 

  • Mission

    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.

  • Program Outcomes

    After graduation from our nursing program, you will 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.