Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (undergraduate)

The BSN undergraduate program is designed for those preparing to enter the profession with a four year degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program strives to offer a creative curriculum for meeting the current and future health needs of society. The curriculum prepares a generalist in professional nursing and serves as a basis for graduate study.

The B.S.N. degree program is offered at several Indiana University campuses. All campuses share similar admission standards, program outcomes, and courses. Admission and transfer policies are set by individual campuses and course sequencing may vary.

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The RN-BSN is for licensed nurses who are already graduates of an accredited Associate Degree Nursing program and wish to continue their education and enhance their career opportunities. This plan of study will provide additional educational training beyond that obtained in an Associate Degree program. At IU South Bend, a minimum of 120 credit hours are required for the B.S.N.; 53 credit hours of general education, 33 credit hours of R.N.—B.S.N. nursing courses, and 35 credit hours of special credit for previous nursing coursework.

The RN-BSN is also offered online.

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Master of Science in Nursing (graduate)

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree program at IU South Bend prepares its graduates for leadership roles in advanced nursing practice as Family Nurse Practitioners. The goal of the M.S.N. is to develop nurses with the advanced practice nursing skills to increase the potential of our regional health care delivery system to improve the health of our communities. Program graduates will be eligible to seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

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Programs are subject to change. Refer to the academic CampusBulletin or consult with an advisor at Student Services, College of Health Sciences (574-520-4571).