Indiana University Northwest Nursing School Review

Indiana University Northwest (IUN) was founded in 1965 and is part of the Indiana University system. The campus is based in Gary Indiana, but also offers classes at Lake Central High School and in Portage. The campus offers flexible course options and affordable payment plans providing students from all backgrounds access to higher education.

Other campuses of the regional system include East, Bloomington, Southeast, Kokomo, South Bend and two partnership campuses in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled at Indiana University Northwest, over 95% of which are from northwest Indiana. Indiana University Northwest is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Nursing Programs

BSN programs of the School of Nursing at Indiana University Northwest are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and were previously accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The School of Nursing at Indiana University Northwest is also supervised by the School of Nursing of the Indiana University system. The School of Nursing offers three BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) programs. Other health programs and certificates are offered at the associate’s through master’s degree level. The BSN program strives to educate nurses that are culturally competent with strong critical thinking skills.

Indiana University Northwest Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Traditional Program

The traditional BSN program prepares students without previous nursing education and experience to become baccalaureate prepared nurses and take the National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, NCLEX-RN. Students applying to the program should have a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a minimum 2.7 GPA as a pre-nursing student. The Traditional BSN program requires 4 years of study. Students apply to the nursing program after completing general education requirements in the freshman year, and complete nursing coursework in the 3 remaining years of study.

RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Degree Completion Option

Working RNs (Registered Nurses) can earn a BSN while maintaining their career and family responsibilities without ever traveling to attend a class. The program is delivered in a fully online format and in some cases permits students to transfer credits from local institutions to meet course requirements for the nursing program. Nurses are awarded up to 35 credits for their education and work experience upon completing the first semester of the nursing program. Admission criteria include graduation from a nursing diploma or ASN program (Associate of Science in Nursing; also known as ADN, Associate Degree in Nursing).

BA/BSN Mobility Option

The BA/BSN Mobility Option is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing who would like to pursue a BSN. The BA/BSN nursing program requires 18 months of study. Admission criteria for the program include a 3.0 GPA in pre-nursing coursework and a 2.5 GPA overall.

Nursing Learning Resource Center (NLRC) at Indiana University Northwest

The Nursing Learning Resource Center is open Monday through Thursday to meet the needs of nursing students. Lab materials, video and audio programs in the center are available to nursing students. The NLRC also has a work-study (work for financial aid) program available to students.

Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

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