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Professional Practices, Internships, Honors at School Level

Honors and Awards

Students have the opportunity to be recognized for academic excellence both during their program and at graduation. Full-time nursing students will be placed on the Dean’s List for each semester in which they earn a grade point average (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 with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

BSN candidates who are in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement may be selected to graduate with academic distinction. To be eligible, BSN students must have completed a minimum of 60 graded credit hours at IU. Grade point averages used in determining the category of academic distinction awarded are:

  • 3.83-4.00—Highest Distinction
  • 3.66-3.82—High Distinction
  • 3.50-3.65—Distinction

A GPA used to determine distinction is calculated from all grades in courses up to and including the seventh semester for the BSN taken at IU. The GPA does not include transfer grades, special credit, and open electives, but does include grades received in courses that are repeated because of program stipulations. Not all students who meet the criteria for distinction may be selected for this honor.

Awards and honors are also given to recognize outstanding student performance. Students interested in specific awards should see an academic advisor for a list of available awards, along with eligibility criteria.

School Awards and Scholarships

Various scholarships and awards are granted annually to those in the nursing major through the Center for Academic Affairs at the School of Nursing (NU 122). For details on these scholarships and awards, please contact the Center for Academic Affairs, (317) 274-2806.

Last updated February 12, 2012