School of Nursing

Welcome to the School of Nursing at Indiana University South Bend. This is a great time to be seeking a career in Nursing, and we want you to pursue your degree here! We have that small town feel, but a big campus atmosphere and we are still growing. Come grow with us while building your career at a big ten school and earn an Indiana University degree.

The School of Nursing at IU South Bend offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Our undergraduate degree programs are designed for both those looking to enter the nursing profession with a four-year degree and those who already hold an undergraduate degree looking to further their education. Our graduate degree—Master of Science in Nursing—prepares its graduates for leadership roles in advanced nursing practice as Family Nurse Practitioners.

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2020 Shields Lecture

Due to the ongoing concerns associated with the spread of COVID-19, the Dwyer College of Health Sciences School of Nursing has decided to cancel this year’s Shields Lecture which was scheduled for Friday, March 27th. Although we likely would not have reached the 250 person threshold the Governor has set as a marker for events like this, it would have been close and we have decided to err on the side of caution and simply reschedule for next year. We have reached out to all of our speakers and have heard from several who are willing to return for next year’s event which will be Friday, March 26, 2021 at the same location, Riverside Terrace, 426 Lincolnway E, Mishawaka, IN. Our goal will be to replicate the content we had planned for this year under the banner “Health Disparities Through the Broader Lens: An Historical View.” Although we are disappointed, we look forward to next year’s event with great anticipation. For those who have registered online, full refunds will be processed automatically as quickly as possible.

For more information, call Stephen M. Salisbury, Business Operations Manage, Dwyer College of Health Sciences: 574-520-5207 or email



Indiana University South Bend School of Nursing prepares holistic, caring, ethical professional nurses who respect the uniqueness of each individual. Graduates of this program provide safe, competent nursing care to meet the healthcare needs of the individual, family, and community. 

Our nursing graduates function in cohesive healthcare teams using critically evaluated evidence. The School of Nursing values compassion, moral integrity, respect, inclusivity, and service to others.


  • Prepare nurses to competently and professionally deliver nursing care.
  • Prepare graduates to provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care that reflects ethical clinical judgement, and inter-professional collaboration.
  • Cultivate an intellectual desire for study and life-long learning.
  • Contribute to the profession of nursing by engaging in leadership, scholarship, and practice activities.

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Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872