Marian University Nursing School Review

Marian University (MU), formerly Marian College, is a Catholic university founded in the Franciscan tradition. Marian University can trace its roots back to 1851with the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana. St Francis Normal school, what is now Marian University, was established in 1936. Over 2,000 students are educated at MU.

MU students will benefit from personalized attention from faculty, Centers of Learning in various academic fields such as business, education, and global studies, and a small faculty to student ratio. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Nursing Programs

Established in 1977, the School of Nursing at Marian University provides a liberal arts foundation to nursing students. Nurses will study concepts such as health promotion, disease prevention, and illness management. Nursing programs at Marian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Marian University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Generic

The BSN Generic program prepares students without previous nursing education for a career in the field of nursing through comprehensive classroom and clinical experience. Upon completing prerequisites, students apply to the nursing program. Admission to the BSN program is competitive and selective. Admission criteria include a minimum 2.8 GPA and a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses the first time that they are taken. Nursing students complete 6 semesters of coursework and clinical experiences in which students work in large and small, rural and urban healthcare settings to better assess in which setting to pursue their nursing career. Upon completion of the program, students receive a BSN degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses.

BSN Accelerated

The Accelerated BSN program is for students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. Students complete the program in 4 semesters with a cohort of no more than 24 students. Students will gain experience in general and specific nursing settings including obstetrics, pediatrics, leadership, and management. Upon completion of the program, students receive a BSN degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

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

The RN to BSN program at the Marian University School of Nursing assists students in completing their nursing goals along with personal and family commitments by offering flexibility. The program can be completed evenings and weekends with classes meeting one to two times per week. Upon completion of the program, students receive a BSN degree.

The Accelerated BSN for St. Vincent Health

Marian University has partnered with St. Vincent Health to offer an accelerated second degree BSN program. This program was designed as a collaborative effort between Marian University and St. Vincent Health to address the nursing shortage in Indiana. Graduates of St. Vincent Health with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing are eligible to pursue a BSN at Marian University. The BSN program can be completed in 16 months (4 semesters) in an online or on-campus format. Admission requirements to the program include a minimum 2.8 GPA. Applicants to the Accelerated BSN for St. Vincent Health must first be admitted to Marian University and complete course pre-requisites before applying to the nursing program.

Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222