Anderson University Nursing School Review

What began as a Bible training institution has grown today to become Anderson University (AU). Anderson University is a small, Christian college offering associate’s through doctoral degrees in Indiana. It was founded in 1917 by the Church of God denomination. Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled in programs there. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Nursing Programs

Nursing programs at Anderson University School of Nursing are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level. Nursing programs offer something for everyone, with the master’s program offering dual degree and interdisciplinary options. Both pre-licensure and post-licensure BSN programs are available. In the past, Anderson University nursing program graduates have earned a 100% first-time past rate on the National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, NCLEX-RN. Because of the nursing program’s commitment to intercultural education, all nurses will have the opportunity to complete intercultural study as part of the program, whether domestic or abroad. Nursing programs at Anderson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Anderson University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Pre-Licensure Program

The BSN program develops increased responsibility among nursing students in each of the four years of study. Students will provide for basic needs in hospital settings as well as in situations in which patients are primarily dependent upon nursing care. The program can be completed in four years, and includes a mandatory intercultural experience and clinical practicum experience at one of two local hospitals. Students also have the opportunity of pursuing clinical experience in specialized settings such as pediatrics and home health care.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a BSN and take the NCLEX-RN. The nursing program at Anderson University admits freshman students without prior nursing or college experience. Admission requirements at this level include a 3.5 GPA and an SAT score of 1050.

RN-BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Registered Nurses who have already completed a BSN may participate in the RN to BSN program to further their education by completing a bachelor’s degree. In this program, students may complete the BSN degree in 16 months through a hybrid format (both online and campus-based) courses. The RN to BSN nursing program is offered in conjunction with Anderson University’s School of Adult Learning.

Anderson University Graduate Nursing Programs

RN-MSN (Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing)

RNs with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing will find the RN-MSN program of particular interest. Admission requirements include a 2.75 GPA and bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. An RN without a BSN may gain admission to the RN to MSN program by demonstrating proficiency and mastery of BSN level courses and requirements.

MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

Students seeking an advanced level of nursing practice may choose one of several comprehensive MSN options. Students can choose from the following specialized programs:

MSN/MBA (Master of Business Administration) – dual degree



The latter two MSN programs offer the opportunity for interdisciplinary training as students may take courses in the Schools of Education and Business. The MSN programs range from 36 to 41 credits and may be completed in 26 to 36 months.

Anderson University
1100 E 5th Street
Anderson, Indiana 46012-3495

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