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Indiana University RN to BSN

Degree Completion Option
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Earn your Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) while you work—no matter where you live. You set the pace of your education.

The Best badge All eight of the Indiana University School of Nursing campuses across the state of Indiana joined to create the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option. We are ranked #2 in the nation out of the top 50 online RN to BSN programs by The nursing courses are distance accessible using Web-based and video technologies rather than requiring you to come to campus.

Flexible paths of study allow you to complete nursing courses in 12 months of full-time study or 18–24 months of part-time study once you complete general education coursework. The nursing curriculum is designed with the adult-learner in mind, focused on the needs of working nurses and their employers.

Each semester is split into two learning modules, which are completed in 7–8 weeks so that you may finish up to four courses every semester. Practicums or clinical experiences are embedded in didactic or lecture-based courses and can be tailored to your experience and career goals. Contemporary electives are meaningful to today's RN and include current topics like Informatics, Complementary Therapies, and Genetics.

Your previous academic education and work experiences are valuable. If you believe you have the appropriate education or experience to receive credit for a course in the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option, please identify the specific course, review the course description and expected outcomes, and notify your home Indiana University campus of your desire to provide evidence of having met the course outcomes. If you are successful, you will be awarded special credit for having met the course outcomes.  Up to six (6) special credits may be earned toward degree completion. The remaining 30 credits, including Capstone and electives, must be taken through Indiana University in order to meet the residency requirement.

Cost and Financial Aid

The Trustees of Indiana University set the tuition and fees for all eight campuses across the state. If you are an Indiana resident, in-state tuition rates apply. Out-of-state tuition rates apply to those students who reside outside the state of Indiana. Please check the campus closest to you for specific tuition and fee information.

There are many scholarship opportunities available to students accepted into the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option.  For more information please contact a campus advisor.

If you’re ready to apply, contact the Indiana University campus closest to you.

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why consider a degree completion option? develop professionally —Catherine Soares, RN to BSN student

...value in cost —Lisa Costlow, RN to BSN student doors to higher levels of leadership —Matt Connor, RN to BSN student

fast facts

  • Apply any time
  • Available on all eight Indiana University campuses
  • Attend class where you are; no need to come to campus
  • Use the Web-based and video technologies that make courses distance accessible
  • Apply once you've completed your two-year/diploma/associate degree in nursing
  • Hold an unencumbered nursing license in the state in which you are practicing or plan to meet your clinical requirements
  • Match your experience and career goals with tailored practicums
  • Take advantage of in-state IU tuition if you are an Indiana resident
  • Graduate in 12, 18 or 24 months once you’ve completed general education requirements