School of Nursing


The goal of the IU Southeast School of Nursing faculty is to educate high quality, caring professionals to be leaders who meet the needs of diverse people in a variety of health care settings.

Contact Information
Nursing Office: (812) 941-2283


Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Nursing
Program Information
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.

 Learning Outcomes

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


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