University of Southern Indiana

RN to BSN Program

Description of Program

The University of Southern Indiana's College of Nursing and Health Professions offers nurses with an associate degree or nursing diploma the opportunity to further their education and ultimately obtain a Bachelor 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. 
  • 8 week classes with multiple start dates
  • Opportunities for validation of courses are available through current board certification, portfolio or USI testing. Information about validation options will be provided in the first course.

More information about program start dates, tuition and courses.


  • Students may transfer in credits earned at an accredited community college or 4-year university.
  • No limitation on number of credits that may transfer into USI.
  • 18 credits of specified non-nursing support courses which directly support nursing practice.
  • 30 credits of BSN level nursing classes.
  • The non-nursing support courses are incorporated into the individualized plan of study.
  • Total program requirements: 120 credits

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the RN-BSN program include:

  • Completion of an associate degree or diploma program in nursing national nursing accreditation and regional accreditation of the college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in previous academic work; Students with a 2.0 – 2.29 GPA will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Unencumbered RN license (action or pending action against license);
  • Completion of the USI RN-BSN application online
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • Employed by or have access to a healthcare work environment to complete course projects;

Non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements as established by the USI Center for International Programs.

General Disclosure of Program Licensure or Certification Requirements

Please refer to the following website ( to determine if the RN to BSN nursing program meets individual state requirements for employment.

Contact Dr. Jeri Burger


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