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 (BSN) 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 BSN 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.View program details
IU RN-BSN Online Consortium
The RN-BSN Online Consortium 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 BSN; 53 credit hours of general education, 33 credit hours of RN-BSN nursing courses, and 35 credit hours of special credit for previous nursing coursework.View program details
Master of Science in Nursing (graduate)View program details
Family Nurse Practitioner Track
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program at IU South Bend prepares its graduates for leadership roles in advanced nursing practice as Family Nurse Practitioners. The goal of the MSN 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).
Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Track
Nurse Practitioners who have completed a MSN degree (with or without an additional NP certification) are eligible to apply for this new Certificate Track. Students will complete four semesters of courses in Primary Care management with a required minimum of 500 clinical hours.
The Nursing Education track will prepare you for faculty roles at universities and colleges, addressing the existing nationwide shortage of nurses and well-prepared nursing faculty. This track also prepares nurses to function as staff educators for various healthcare institutions and community health settings.
The Nursing Administration track will enable you to function in advanced level management positions requiring an advanced nursing degree. Hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, extended care facilities, and nurse managed health centers as well as a multitude of community agencies are potential employers of advanced practice nurses.
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).