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RN to BSN, Online

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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online Joint Collaborative

The field of nursing involves caring for individuals, families, communities, and populations. Nurses are knowledgeable care coordinators who facilitate access to resources needed to meet healthcare needs.

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a collaborative degree completion program designed for registered nurses (RN) wanting to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program offers a flexible curriculum that prepares you to meet society's current and future health needs, and it also lays a foundation for leadership positions and graduate study. Flexible paths of study allow you to complete nursing courses in 12 months of full-time study or 18 to 24 months of part-time study once you complete general education coursework. Each semester is split into two learning modules, which are completed in seven to eight weeks so that you may finish up to four courses every semester. Practicums or clinical experiences are embedded in didactic or lecture-based courses and can be tailored to your experience and career goals.

As a student in the program, you gain a comprehensive understanding of nursing, the humanities, and the biological and social sciences. You acquire the knowledge and skills needed to serve as a practitioner in acute and long-term care, community settings, home care, and other nontraditional settings. You learn to balance human, fiscal, and material resources to achieve quality healthcare outcomes. You explore the ethical and legal frameworks for the nursing profession as they relate to the privacy, security, and confidentiality of patient information.

Your IU Online BSN prepares you for such careers as:

  • Physician's office nurse 
  • Pediatric nurse 
  • Geriatric nurse 
  • Neonatal nurse 
  • Surgical nurse 
  • Obstetric and gynecological nurse 
  • Orthopedic nurse 
  • Intensive care unit (ICU) nurse 
  • Emergency Room nurse 
  • Hospice nurse

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. At least 30 transferable credit hours.
  2. Met all other admissions requirements.
  3. This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:
  1. Complete application for admission.
  2. Submit official transcripts.
  3. Submit official high school transcript or equivalent (may be required of some applicants).
  4. Complete an essay (may be required of some applicants).
  5. International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
  6. This program is offered by IU South Bend, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. After applying, you will be assigned a home campus. You will submit application documents to the Office of Admissions of that campus.
Application Deadline:

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials

Tuition and Fees
  • Indiana Residents | $224.23/credit hours ($672.69/3 credit hours)
  • Out of State Residents | $321.34/credit hour ($964.02/3 credit hours)
  • The tuition listed is for IU South Bend, IU East, IU Kokomo, and IU Southeast. For informaiton about tuition at other campuses, please send an email to
  • Additional fees will apply

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

To graduate with the BSN, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Previous educational experience (34 credit hours) 
  • General education courses (50 credit hours) 
  • Nursing core courses (36 credit hours)

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Core Courses
  • NURS-B 304 Health Policy
  • NURS-B 331 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice
  • NURS-B 404 Informatics
  • NURS-H 355 Data Analysis for Practice and Research
  • NURS-B 365 Nursing Research
  • NURS-R 470 Clinical Baccalaureate Nursing Capstone
  • NURS-S 474 Applied Health Care Ethics
  • NURS-S 475 A Multisystem Approach to the Health of the Community: RN BSN
  • NURS-S 487 Nursing Management: RN BSN

Elective Courses
  • NURS-B 344 Comprehensive Nursing Health Assessment
  • NURS-B 403 Gerontological Nursing
  • NURS-K 301 Complementary Health Therapies
  • NURS-K 305 New Innovations in Health and Health Care
  • NURS-K 434 Global Health Issues in Nursing
  • NURS-K 499 Genetics and Genomics
  • NURS-P 345 Pharmacology for Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS-S 410 Emergency Preparedness
  • NURS-S 420 Care Coordination in Transitions of Care

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.