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BSN Accelerated Second Degree Track

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Accelerated Second Degree track is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field and want to pursue a nursing career. The program moves at a fast pace - 5 semester year round of full-time study - with a concept-based, cutting-edge curriculum that prepares you for a career as a professional nurse. It's also infused with selected graduate level courses designed to prepare you for a career as a professional nurse, and giving you an advantage if you are interested in graduate study.

You will work with nursing faculty in the school and expert nurse preceptors in the community as part of the clinical and practical experiences of the program, gaining exposure to hospital and community-based nursing. In addition, you will participate in simulation exercises and interprofessional education experiences with IU students in other healthcare fields. This program gives you a solid foundation for leadership positions and enables you to earn 6 to 9 credits directly applicable to nursing graduate study, and at undergraduate tuition rates.

BSN Accelerated Second Degree Track Sample Curriculum Plan

Semester One Credits
Promoting Healthy Populations (NURS B234) 3
Health Assessment (NURS B244/245) 4
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (NURS B260) 5
Pathophysiology & Pharmacology for Nursing (NURS B261) 4
Total Credits 16
Semester Two Credits
Health Care Delivery Systems (NURS L230) 3
Promoting Healthy Populations Practicum (NURS B235) 1
Transitional Care of Families & Populations (NURS B334) 5
Professionalism in Collaborative Practice (NURS B253) 3
Biophysical Processes (NURS H356) 5
Total Credits 17
Semester Three Credits
Interactive Processes (NURS H360) 5
Adaptive Processes (NURS H371) 5
Measurement & Data Analysis (Graduate Level) (NURS R505) 3
Total Credits 13
Semester Four Credits
Complex Processes (NURS H476) 5
Inter Professional Practice (NURS B453) 3
Nursing Research Methods (Graduate Level) (NURS R500) 3
Leadership (NURS L430) 3
Total Credits 14
Semester V Credits
Ethics (NURS S474) 3
Nursing Practice Capstone (NURS S483) 3
Managing Health & Illness Across Care Environments (NURS B444) 4
Nursing Synthesis (NURS S488) 2
Optional: Nursing Theory (Graduate Level) (NURS N502) 3
Total Credits 12 - 15

BSN Accelerated Second Degree Track Total Credits 120 - 123*

*This total includes 48 total general education credits

Last updated April 2017