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Launch or Advance Your Career with a Nursing Degree from USI

Take charge in your nursing career and become a leader in an ever-growing and ever-evolving field. USI's Nursing programs include Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing and Post MSN certificates – many options 100% online – to help you advance your career and prepare you for roles in advanced practice nursing, leadership, public health, academia and more. Whether you're first starting your nursing career or wanting to advance your current nursing degree, USI has the program for you. Registered nurses can complete their BSN or pursue an advanced nursing degree in one of the specialized areas. USI offers students:

A high-quality education at an affordable price.

Smaller class sizes and supportive learning environment

Mentoring with expert faculty members with advanced nursing degrees and certifications.

Knowledge, skills and competency required to be a healthcare leader.

Where Would You Like to Start?

Bachelor of Science in Nursing    RN to BSN    Graduate Nursing Programs


USI's NCLEX pass rate (May 2023)
Well above national rate of 87.6%


Median annual salary (BLS 2023)


Projected job growth through 2031


Employment within 6 months of graduation

Interested in our dual enrollment program with Ivy Tech?  ASN to BSN

CCNE logoOur Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and Post MSN APRN Certificate program at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

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USI's nursing program focuses on developing your creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Additionally, you'll expand your communication abilities to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare delivery system. You'll earn a nursing degree that will open doors to numerous career paths in a variety of settings:

nursing students in labHospitals

Medical Clinics

Public Health Organizations

Home Health Agencies

Government Health Organizations

Nursing Homes

Other Healthcare Facilities

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Take the next step on your journey with the USI Nursing program. Start your application or request more information today about our nursing major requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing    RN to BSN    Graduate Nursing Programs

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Faculty Award

Dr. Ashley N. Carter ’08 MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been awarded the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Indiana League for Nursing (ILN).

100% NCLEX Pass Rate

All 78 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students who graduated in May 2023 and took the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX®) in June and July have passed on their first attempt.

Why Nursing?

Upon graduation in 2017, Michael Pennington enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an ensign and is stationed at Walter Reed Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Michael returned to USI and addressed nursing students with an encouraging message focusing on the broad nursing education that he received that provided him with critical thinking and essential nursing skills.

Why Nursing?

Anne Kiboi is a 2018 graduate of USI's BSN program. Upon graduation, she returned to her home In Indianapolis to work as a registered nurse in the ICU. Anne speaks highly of the skills she acquired as a student at USI and that she was able to transfer her skills to a very busy intensive care unit with little difficulty.

Why Nursing?

Jessica Rauch is a 2018 graduate currently working in Nashville at Children’s Hospital. Jessica noted that while she was at USI, the faculty were supportive of students and their success.

Nurse of the Year

Alex Gilmore ’17 was named the 2023 Nurse of the Year at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana. She has worked in the hospital's intensive care unit for six years.

Graduate Named Congestive Heart Failure Coordinator

Jessica R. Riley, MSN, RN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, has been named Congestive Heart Failure Coordinator at Cape Cardiology Group, located in the Heart Hospital at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She received her Post-Master’s Certificate as an Acute Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from University of Southern Indiana in July 2022.

Timepiece Links Student to Nursing Legacy

Prior to the USI Nursing White Coat Ceremony on September 11, 2022, Hailey Reas’ mother loaned her something special to wear to remember her family’s legacy of nursing service.