School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The nursing program at IU Kokomo is a high quality baccalaureate degree program that prepares nurses as effective leaders, capable of collaborating with the interdisciplinary health team to promote safety and to achieve optimal patient outcomes across a variety of settings, including the hospital, home, and community. The BSN degree program integrates a strong background in the sciences and liberal arts with an excellent education in the profession of nursing.
The nursing program is tailored to meet the needs of beginning students as well as experienced nurses returning to complete a BSN. The nursing program provides a strong background for students in practice and for future graduate study. The curriculum is based on the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Practice (2008), the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Standards of Practice, and Indiana State Nurse Practice Act.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Indiana University Kokomo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 887-6791. The Masters of Science in Nursing program has been granted candidacy status with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Indiana University is committed to equal opportunity for all persons and provides its services without regard to gender, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The university director of affirmative action is administratively responsible for carrying out the affirmative action program. There is also an affirmative action officer on each campus who develops and administers the affirmative action program there.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Pre-nursing and nursing students are eligible for scholarships and financial aid offered to IU Kokomo students. Information may be found in the “Scholarships and Financial Aid” section of this bulletin. Information can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Kelley Student Center.
Honors and Awards
Students have the opportunity to be recognized for academic excellence while pursuing their degree and at graduation. Full-time pre-nursing and nursing students will be placed on the Dean’s List each semester they earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Part-time students are eligible for the Dean’s List after the completion of 12 credit hours and for each semester they have accumulated an additional 12 credit hours of course work on the Kokomo campus with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
To graduate with academic distinction, baccalaureate students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours at Indiana University and be in the top 10 percent of the graduating class. (Academic distinction is campus- and program specific. Students should check with the Advising Center for Allied Health and Nursing on the Kokomo campus for policy interpretation and procedures.)
Sigma Theta Tau
The School of Nursing at IU Kokomo is a proud member of the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. The mission of Sigma Theta Tau is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.