University of Southern Indiana

RN to BSN Program

Welcome to the USI RN-BSN Program

The University of Southern Indiana's School of Nursing offers nurses with an associate degree or nursing diploma the opportunity to further their education and ultimately obtain a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Flexibility – All courses offered through distance education giving you control of your schedule. 
  • Progress at your own speed – one class a semester, full time, or anything in between
  • Clinical experiences close to home
  • Opportunities for partial or complete validation  of courses through current certification or portfolio and testing. 

 

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of an accredited associate degree or diploma in nursing
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in previous academic work.
  • An unencumbered RN license in all states of practice.
  • Students must be currently employed or have access to a health care work environment to complete course requirements. 

Application Process   

  • Apply to USI
  • Submit transcripts
  • Apply to RN-BSN Program
  • Recommended timeline:
    • June 1 for entry fall semester
    • October 1 for entry spring semester
    • March 1 for entry summer term
    • For best class selection apply by October 1 for spring and summer classes, March 1 for fall classes.

Click here for more information on application process: Getting Started

 

Curriculum

  • 120 credits: Builds on a foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences with acknowledgement of previously learned content.
    • USI General Education Requirements – New Core 39 begins Fall 2014
    • Required non-nursing classes
    • Nursing classes
    • Nursing electives
  • Receive up to 36 credits for ASN or diploma nursing classes
  • Transfer in an additional 60 credits from a community college  - No limit on number of credits from a 4 year college*

 *Must complete at least 30 credits at USI to earn a degree from USI

Specific information about the curriculum and tools to determine what you will need to take are available at: RN-BSN Curriculum

 


 


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