School of Nursing

RN to BSN Completion Track (hybrid or online)

(For students who are RNs and graduated from an associate degree or diploma program)            For program information, contact Assistant Dean Angie Heckman, DNP, at 765.455.9202 or

IU Kokomo BSN Program Outcomes: The IU Kokomo BSN graduate will meet program outcomes and embody them in their professional practice as a nurse who is:

  1. a critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making;
  2. a culturally sensitive person who provides holistic, patient-centered nursing care for individuals, families and communities;
  3. 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;
  4. an individual who understands and considers the impact of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery;
  5. 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;
  6. an effective communicator who collaborates with interprofessional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes;
  7. a competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse health care environments;
  8. an accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and who balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety; and
  9. an individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care.

RN-BSN Core Course Requirements:

  • NURS-B 304 Health Policy (3 cr.)
  • NURS-B 331 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing (3 cr.)
  • NURS-H 355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice/Research (3 cr.)
  • NURS-H 365 Nursing Research (3 cr.)
  • NURS-B 404 Informatics (3 cr.)
  • NURS-R 470 Clinical Nursing Capstone (3 cr.)
  • NURS-S 474 Applied Healthcare Ethics (3 cr.)
  • NURS-S 475 Multisystem Approach/Health of Community (3 cr.)
  • NURS-S 487 Nursing Management (3 cr.)
  • Nursing Electives: (6 credit hours required; selection is limited to courses offered during a given semester)

Hybrid RN to BSN Completion Option
Admission Policy

Students applying to the RN to BSN Hybrid Degree Completion Track should:

  1. have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in their regionally accredited pre-licensure nursing program (such as HLC, etc.); and 
  2. hold an unencumbered Indiana RN license.

Acceptance to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Track is determined on a rolling basis and continues until the cohort is full or until the deadline for application, whichever comes first.  Acceptance occurs after the student completes a few simple steps

  • Complete Admissions Application to IU Kokomo at; OR complete a personal update if you were a previous IUK student or attended another IU campus in the past at
  • Provide documentation of unencumbered RN license with the State of Indiana.
  • Submit official transcripts from other institutions for review at
  • Complete and submit the RN-BSN Application.
  • Meet with an academic advisor by scheduling an appointment at 765.455.9384 to discuss/plan satisfying general education requirements.
  • Complete a certified background check through Castlebranch at using the IA03 package code.

Deadline for Admission:  

  • July 1 for fall admission
  • November 1 for spring admission

The RN-BSN application is only good for the cohort beginning in the semester noted on the form.  If a student chooses to be considered for another starting semester then he/she must notify the academic advisor of intentions of a new start term so the application can be updated.

All Online RN to BSN Completion Option

An all online RN to BSN Completion Track is available and delivered via web-based and video technologies rather than requiring the student to come to campus. To apply, contact the IU campus closest to you. The campus to which you apply will be where your diploma will be issued and where you will receive academic advising as well as student and technical support. Contact the Advising Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences for additional information. Application requirements include the following:

  1. application may be done any time and enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters;
  2. all general education courses must be complete before beginning nursing coursework; 
  3. a current, unencumbered RN license in the state in which you are practicing and/or plan to meet your clinical requirements; 
  4. graduation from a regionally accredited school of nursing; 
  5. a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from the ASN or diploma program; and
  6. completion of a criminal background check on the campus to which you are applying.


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