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Advance Your Career With an Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI, the 100% online RN to BSN program offers a solid professional foundation to excel in your nursing career. Enrich your evidence-based nursing experience with knowledge that prepares you for roles in nursing leadership or graduate school.

Our online nursing program focuses on creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as well as strong communication abilities to equip you to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care delivery system. USI's superior nursing faculty have extensive clinical and nursing leadership experience. Courses will address current topics including global health, evidence-based practices and informatics to advance nursing practice.

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What Can You Do With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

The field of nursing is constantly evolving. Set yourself up for success by completing your BSN to elevating your earning power and open the door to new career opportunities.

Upon completion, you’ll discover new opportunities to careers such as: 

Adult Student Grant

Are you an adult over the age of 25 living in Indiana and interested in pursuing higher education? You may qualify for up to $2,000 with the Adult Student Grant offered by the state! See below to read more on how you can utilize this grant in our RN to BSN program, or you can visit the website directly to apply. 

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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 (no 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.

Courses within the RN to BSN Program are offered entirely online using a learning management system. Access to a reliable computer with internet access is required. 

Are you an out-of-state student interested in pursuing the bachelor's in nursing degree at USI or determining if the graduate nursing programs meet individual state requirements for employment? Check your eligibility.

The online nursing programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the nursing program will lead to inability to continue in your coursework. The exception to this is active military status.

Go Further with an Accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online Program.

CCNE LogoThe University of Southern Indiana nurse practitioner programs and clinical nurse specialists’ online programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). We have a proven track record of positive student outcomes, and our program meets the highest educational standards.

The Baccalaureate in Nursing degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Southern Indiana are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, 202-887-6791.

RN to BSN Program Curriculum

To complete the RN to BSN online program, you must complete 30 credits of core nursing courses and 18 credits of specified non-nursing support courses which directly support nursing practice. Non-nursing classes may be transferred in or taken at USI. The number of non-nursing support courses needed will be determined by a review of your transcripts and incorporated into an individualized plan of study.

Nursing students may transfer in credits earned at an accredited community college or four-year university. There is no limitation of credits that may transfer into USI.

A total of 120 credits is required for the BSN degree.

  • NURS 307 - Health Assessment for Registered Nurses
  • NURS 327 - Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 331 - Care Coordination in Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 333 - Nursing Informatics
  • NURS 337 - Population Health and Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 367 - Application of Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 457 - Population-Focused Care for Registered Nurses (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 487 - Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Organizations (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 492 - Clinical Synthesis (4 credit hours)
All courses above are three (3) credit hours unless designated otherwise.
The number of non-nursing support courses needed will be determined by a review of your transcripts.
  • HP 302 - Biostatistics
  • IPH 356 - Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society
  • NUTR 376 - Principles and Applications in Nutrition
  • IPH 401 - Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health
  • WLC 155 - Cultural Diversity 
  • OR a course that transfers in such as: BS World Language Culture requirement such as humanities or anthropology

Plus one of the following, or a class that transfers in as:

Earn Your Nursing Degree on Your Time

The RN to BSN program has multiple starts each year, meaning you don't have to wait to start your journey towards completing your degree. 

Course Start Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline
10/24/22 10/07/22 10/14/22 10/21/22
01/09/23 12/01/22 12/08/22 01/06/23
03/13/23 02/24/23 03/03/23 03/10/23
05/08/23 04/21/23 04/28/23 05/05/23
06/26/23 06/09/23 06/16/23 06/23/23
08/21/23 08/04/23 08/11/23 08/18/23

Get Started Today: 100% Online RN to BSN

Take the next step toward earning your online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Southern Indiana. Start your application or request more information today.

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