Schools

School of Nursing

Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
Admission Requirements

Application Requirements: Basic/traditional students

  1. Application to the School of Nursing includes submission of the online application form and taking the Kaplan admission assessment test. Additional requirements include required immunizations, Basic Life Support certification, criminal background check and drug screen.
  2. The applicant must be admitted to Indiana University Southeast as a degree seeking student prior to admission to the nursing major.
  3. A student, who is enrolled in nursing course work at another university, must apply as a transfer student.
  4. Completion of general education courses is required for admission.
  5. Applicants must meet all minimal criteria, as published in the campus Bulletin, to be considered for admission. 
  6. If a transfer course has been approved by the Admission, Progression, and Graduation committee (APG) to satisfy a requirement, the student must submit a copy of the letter from the APG approving the course.
  7. Complete all required course work by the established deadline date.  This includes independent study/correspondence course work and courses for which students have received an incomplete (I).  Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the faculty.
  8. The Admission, Progression, Graduation (APG) committee considers and acts upon applications for admission to the baccalaureate nursing major. 
  9. Knowledge and competencies developed in courses that fulfill the requirements for anatomy, physiology, and microbiology are considered time-limited.  If any of these courses were taken more than seven (7) years prior to admission to the nursing program, the course must be repeated or validated through testing. 

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA)

  1. Maintain a minimum Indiana University community GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This does not include transfer or FX courses.
  2. Demonstrate a pre-nursing admission program GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for all completed coursework required for admission (September 1 and 2 courses).
  3. Students must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all program requirements.

Priority for Admission*

  1. Priority for admission will be given to all qualified applicants who have completed the majority (more than half) of their prerequisite course work at Indiana University Southeast.
  2. If additional spaces are available, the next priority is given to students who completed the majority of the course work on another Indiana University campus. Students transferring the majority of prerequisite course work from a non-IU school are accorded lowest priority for admission.

*Admission is conditional pending outcome of background check, drug screen and meeting immunization and CPR requirements. Refer to policy on annual requirements and registering for class.

Admission and Readmission to the Nursing Program

Students admitted to the BSN and RN-BSN nursing major must formally accept or decline admission in writing prior to beginning of the semester to which the student has been admitted.

  • Students who have been accepted to the BSN program but decline acceptance for any reason must reapply to the program and compete with the applicant pool for the semester in which they request admission for the second time.
  • BSN students have only two opportunities to decline admission in writing prior to losing their eligibility to apply. 
  • Students who have been accepted to the RN-BSN program but decline acceptance for any reason must declare a new admission target date.

Basic/Traditional - School of Nursing Admission requirements

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

Semester 1

 

 

ENG-W

131

Elementary Composition I

3

C

PSY-P

101

Introductory  Psychology I

3

C

HON-H

or

SPCH-S

104

or

121

Honors Seminar

or

Public Speaking

3

C

Diversity Course

3

C

Quantitative Reasoning

3

C

COAS-S 104

First Year Seminar 

 1 

C

Semester 2

 

 

ANAT-A

215

Basic Human Anatomy

5

C

SOC-S

163

Social Problems

3

C

ENG-W

Approved 2d Level Written Communication Course

3

C

CHEM-C

102

Elementary Chemistry II

3

C

CHEM-C

122

Elementary Chemistry Lab II

2

C

General Education Component

Note: This is not a re-statement of the University’s General Education Requirement but a list of specific General Education courses which are also requirements or pre-requisites for course work in the school/major.

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

PHSL-P

215

Basic Human Physiology

5

C

MICR-J

200

Microbiology and Immunology

3

C

MICR-J

201

Microbiology Laboratory

1

C

Reasoning About Ethical Issues

3

 C 

Arts & Humanities

 3 

 C 

Elective (Any level)

3

C

 

Major Requirements for Basic/Traditional Students

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

NURS-B

231

Communication for Health Care Professionals

3

C

NURS-B

232

Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing

3

C

NURS-B

233

Health and Wellness

4

C

NURS-B

236

Developmental Issues in Nursing

3

C

NURS-B

244

Comprehensive Health Assessment

2

C

NURS-B

245

Comprehensive Health Assessment: Practicum

2

C

NURS-B

248

Science and Technology of Nursing

2

C

NURS-B

249

Science and Technology Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

351

Alterations in Neuropsychological Health

3

C

NURS-H

352

Alterations in Neuropsychological Health: Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

353

Alterations in Health I

3

C

NURS-H

354

Alterations in Health I: Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

355

Data Analysis for Healthcare

3

C

NURS-H

361

Alterations in Health II

3

C

NURS-H

362

Alterations in Health II: Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

363

Developing Family and Child

3

C

NURS-H

364

Developing Family and Child: Practicum

3

C

NURS-H

365

The Research Process

3

C

NURS-H

470

Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failure

3

C

NURS-S

471

Restorative Health: Practicum

2

C

NURS-S

472

Health of the Community

3

C

NURS-S

473

Health of the Community: Practicum

2

C

NURS-S

481

Nursing Management

2

C

NURS-S

482

Nursing Management: Practicum

3

C

NURS-S

483

Nursing Practice Capstone

3

C

NURS-S

484

Evidence-Based Practice

1

C

NURS-S

485

Professional Growth and Empowerment

2

C

NURS-S

486

NCLEX Success through Critical Thinking

1

C

Assessment of Student Learning - Traditional Students Only

At specified times in the BSN nursing curriculum, student knowledge and skills are assessed to determine if students are progressing as expected toward expected outcomes:

  • Preliminary Assessment
    • Students take this test as part of the admission process. The assessment includes measures of reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and math. A weighted score composed of 25% reading comprehension score and 75% pre-nursing GPA is used to rank students for admission to the nursing major.
  • Intra-curricular Assessments:
    • Testing occurs periodically during the student's progression through the program.
  • Exit Exam
    • The final assessment occurs in the fourth year, spring semester.

 

RN to BSN Degree Completion Option

Admission to the RN to BSN classroom cohort or online nursing classes

  1. Registered nurses seeking admission to the Indiana University Southeast school of Nursing must apply to the Office of Admissions at IU Southeast. With exception of admission to the nursing cohort, all School of Nursing policies pertinent to the BSN program majors also apply to registered nurse undergraduate students.
  2. To be eligible to take online nursing classes, the RN student must have graduated from an ACEN accredited school of nursing and submit proof of licensure in the state of practice. 
  3. The RN-BSN classroom requires an Indiana license, immunizations, Basic Life Support certification, and criminal background check.
  4. Admission to the Nursing cohort is not competitive. RN students who have successfully completed general education requirements and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and 2.7 nursing GPA are eligible to begin the nursing cohort.
  5. There is no time limit for general education classes in the RN-BSN program.
  6. The nursing admission GPA is calculated on all completed courses required for the BSN degree. Grades earned in transfer courses accepted and applied to required general education credit hours will count in the calculation of the entry GPA.

RN to BSN Completion - School of Nursing Admission Requirements

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

ENG-W

131

Elementary Composition I

3

C

HON-H

or

SPCH-S

104

or

121

Honors Seminar

or

Public Speaking

3

C

PSY-P 101

Introductory Psychology I

 3 

C

SOC-S 163

Social Problems

 3 

 C 

Diversity

3

C

Arts & Humanities

 3 

 C 

Reasoning about Ethical Issues

3

C

ANAT-A

215

Basic Human Anatomy

5

C

PHSL-P

215

Basic Mammalian Physiology

5

C

MICR-J

200

Microbiology and Immunology

3

C

MICR-J

201

Microbiology Laboratory

1

C

Natural Sciences

6

C

Quantitative Reasoning

 3 

 C 

Elective: Any courses/any department

3

C

Elective: 300-400 level

3

C

Major Requirements for RN to BSN Completion: Classroom

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

NURS-B

304

Health Policy

3

C

NURS-B

331

Transition to the Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

3

C

NURS-B

344

Comprehensive Health Assessment

3

C

NURS-B

404

Informatics

3

C

NURS-H

355

Data Analysis in Clinical Practice and Health Care Research

 

 

NURS-K

301

Complementary Health

3 C

NURS-R

375

Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice

3 C

NURS-R

470

Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone

3 C

NURS-S

474

Applied Health Care Ethics

3 C

NURS-S

475

A Multisystem Approach to the Health of the Community

3 C

NURS-S

487

Nursing Management

3 C

 

Major Requirements for RN to BSN Completion: Online

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

NURS-B

331

Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing

3

C

NURS-B

304

Health Policy

3

C

NURS-B

404

Informatics

3

C

NURS-H

355

Data Analysis

3

C

NURS-R

375

Nursing Research and Evidence Based PRactice

3

C

NURS-R

470

Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone

3

C

NURS-S

474

Applied Healthcare Ethics

3

C

NURS-S

475

A Multisystem Approach to Health of the Community

3

C

NURS-S

487

Nursing Management

3

C

NURS-

 

Elective I: Nursing Elective

3

C

NURS-

Elective II: Nursing Elective

3

C

Special Credit for the RN-BSN Degree Completion student (Classroom and Online)

During the last semester in the nursing cohort, 34 hours of special credit for foundational courses from the ASN degree are awarded to the RN-BSN student.

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

NURS-B

231

Communication for Health Care Professionals

3

C

NURS-B

248

Science and Technology of Nursing

3

C

Major Requirements for RN to BSN Completion: Classroom

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

NURS-B

331

Transition to the Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

3

C

NURS-B

344

Comprehensive Health Assessment

3

C

NURS-K

301

Complementary Health Therapies

3

C

NURS-B

304

Health Policy

3

C

NURS-B

404 

Informatics

 3 

 C 

NURS-S

474

Applied Health Care Ethics

3

C

NURS-S

475

A Multisystem Approach to the Health of the Community

3

C

NURS-S

487

Nursing Management

3

C

Special Credit for the RN-BSN Completion Student (Classroom and Online)

During the last semester in the nursing cohort, 34 hours of special credit for foundational courses from the ASN degree are awarded to the RN-BSN student.

Dept.

Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

Minimum Grade

NURS-B

231

Communication for Health Care Professionals

3

C

NURS-B

248

Science and Technology of Nursing

2

C

NURS-B

249

Science and Technology of Nursing: Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

351

Alterations in Neuropsychological Health

3

C

NURS-H

352

Alterations in Neuropsychological Health: Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

353

Alterations in Health I

3

C

NURS-H

354

Alterations in Health I: Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

355

Data Analysis for Healthcare

3

C

NURS-H

361

Alterations in Health II

3

C

NURS-H

362

Alterations in Health II: Practicum

2

C

NURS-H

363

Developing Family and Child

3

C

NURS-H

364

Developing Family and Child: Practicum

3

C

NURS-H

365

The Research Process

3

C

NURS-S

470

Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failure

3

C

NURS-S

471

Restorative Health: Practicum

2

C

 

 

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