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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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