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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for Registered Nurses

(RN to BSN / RN–BSN)

The IU South Bend School of Nursing RN–BSN degree is a program for Registered Nurses (RN) continuing their education. The BSN degree strives to involve the RN’s talents, experiences, and expertise in the curriculum. As such, the curriculum prepares an RN 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 the professional nurse competent in meeting the current and future health needs of society.

The RN–BSN curriculum builds on the nurse’s basic preparation and is designed to maximize their completed formal education and experiences in nursing. The RN–BSN degree 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 at a variety of times to meet the needs of the working individual. The upper-division nursing courses prepare nurses for career enhancement and transitions in the changing health care system and world. The curriculum is also available in an all online format through the statewide RN–BSN consortium. Please see the following website for additional information

Academic Advising

Advising holds are placed on all Dwyer College of Health Sciences new beginner and transfer students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments.  Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units.  To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, log into the Student Center at One.IU.

Degree Requirements

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • School of Nursing Campuswide General-Education Curriculum (33-39 cr.)
  • The Dwyer College of Health Sciences additional requirements (14-23 cr.)
  • Major concentration and elective requirements

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

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Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.