Indiana University Bloomington Nursing School Review

The largest and perhaps most prominent campus in the Indiana University system is Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). The Bloomington campus has received accolades from Time and Newsweek. The campus is located in Bloomington, Indiana. Other campuses in the regional system include Northwest, East, Southeast, Kokomo, South Bend and two partnership campuses in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

Indiana University Bloomington was established in 1820 as the first campus in the Indiana University system. Over 40,000 students are enrolled in the associate’s through doctoral degree programs at Indiana University Bloomington. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Nursing Programs

The Indiana University School of Nursing has the distinction of being selected as a “Center of Excellence in Nursing Education” by the National League for Nursing. The School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The School of Nursing in its earliest form was founded in 1914 as the Training School for Nurses.

Indiana University Bloomington Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Traditional BSN program is for pre-licensure students who have not yet obtained a nursing license. The program accepts Indiana University Bloomington students. Students applying to the nursing program from other Indiana University campuses and transfer students are admitted on a space available basis. The program is designed to be completed in 4 years (8 semesters) including course pre-requisites and nursing courses. A BSN degree is in many cases essential for nurses seeking to have a specialization or work in a specific hospital department. The nursing program is highly selective and students are admitted based on nursing GPA in prerequisite courses and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Students must apply and be admitted to the university before applying to the nursing program. Aspiring nursing students should apply to the nursing program in the spring semester of the freshman year and have at least 29 credits of general education and prerequisite coursework completed. Upon completion of the program students earn a BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses).

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

The RN to BSN program is a highly flexible academic program for nurses with an ASN (Associate of Science in Nursing; same as an ADN, Associate Degree in Nursing) or a diploma. Admission criteria to the program include a valid and clear RN license and diploma or ASN from an NLNAC accredited nursing program. The RN to BSN program can be completed part or full time, on-campus or online and may commence in any academic semester (fall, spring or summer). The program caters to RNs, allowing them to maintain their professional and familial responsibilities will enrolled in the nursing program. The program may be completed in 1-2 years depending if the nurse pursues full or part time study. Upon completion of the program, students earn a BSN.

Additional Nursing Programs

An RN to MSN Degree, Second Degree BSN and other graduate programs in nursing are available through nursing programs at other Indiana University campuses.

School of Nursing Departmental Honors Program at Indiana University Bloomington

The School of Nursing at Indiana University Bloomington offers nursing students the opportunity to earn departmental honors with their nursing degree. Students in the nursing honors program must maintain a 3.3 or higher GPA overall and a minimum 3.5 GPA in nursing honors courses. To obtain honors with the degree, students explore a nursing concept in depth under the mentorship of a faculty mentor. The class of 2005 was the first cohort of nursing students to participate in the School of Nursing Departmental Honors Program.

Indiana University Bloomington
107 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

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