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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for Registered Nurses

(R.N. to B.S.N. / R.N.—B.S.N.)

The IU South Bend School of Nursing degree program for Registered Nurses (R.N.) continuing their education through a B.S.N. degree strives to involve the R.N.’s talents, experiences, and expertise in the curriculum. As such, the curriculum prepares a generalist in professional nursing and serves as the basis for graduate studies. The purpose of the bachelor’s degree program is to offer a creative curriculum for the education of professional nurses competent in meeting the current and future health needs of society.

For the R.N., the curriculum builds on the nurse’s basic preparation and is designed to maximize their completed formal education and experiences in nursing. A bachelor’s degree education begins with an ample foundation in the sciences and humanities to assist the graduate expand their appreciation for, and participation in, the broader community and culture. These general-education courses are typically offered in the traditional semester format in the evenings or during the day. The upper-division nursing courses prepare nurses for career enhancement and transitions in the changing health care system and world. In the classroom program, efforts are made to alternate these courses so that several courses are offered either on a single day or in the evenings.

The curriculum is also available in an all online format through the statewide RN-BSN consortium. Please see the following website for additional information

To help the R.N. meet the curriculum requirements in a flexible and individual manner, an advisor can clarify curriculum requirements as well as assist with the progression assessment and plan of study. Students must also meet the requirements for admission to IU South Bend.

Admission Requirements
  • Full admission to IU South Bend
  • Verification of an active, unencumbered R.N. license
  • Graduation from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredited nursing program or a program with an established R.N. to B.S.N. articulation agreement with IU South Bend (articulation agreements are for in classroom program only)
  • Minimum overall 2.7 GPA or greater (2.5 for online program) on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed R.N.—B.S.N. application packet

R.N. to B.S.N. Course Requirements >>

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