How to Apply

Ready to apply to the IU School of Nursing BSN program? From the drop-down menu below, choose your BSN program track of interest. Remember, if you are considering the BSN Accelerated Second Degree track, you must have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field of study. Then choose the type of student description that best fits you at this time to read more information about the admissions requirements for applying and to be directed to the application.



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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Traditional Track, Currently admitted to IUPUI

Disclaimer

Admission to the BSN Traditional Track is competitive. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the program. If you have a history of criminal convictions, be advised that some crimes may prevent your admission if you are not able to be placed in our clinical settings.

Deadlines

Fall Entry
  • Applications available online: January 15, 2018
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2018
  • Courses used for application must be completed by end of the spring semester (Application closes at 5:00 p.m. March 15)
  • Notifications sent to students: Mid June
Spring Entry
  • Applications available online: July 15, 2017
  • Deadline to apply: September 15, 2017
  • Courses used for application must be completed by end of second summer session. (Application closes at 5:00 p.m. September 15).
  • Notifications sent to students: Early December

Criteria

  • Earn a 3.0 GPA for the 29-31 credits of required general education coursework that will apply toward the BSN degree.
  • Have an IU cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application to the nursing major.
  • Complete the required courses to achieve a minimum grade of C.  The most current grade will be used when a course is repeated for Admission.
  • Repeat no more than two required science/math courses (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Finite Math) to obtain a minimum grade of C.
  • Repeat no more than three of the general education courses (English, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Arts & Humanities, Cultural Understanding) to obtain a minimum grade of C.
  • Anatomy and Finite Math must be no more than 7 years old at time of application.
  • Take TEAS test through the IUPUI Testing Center.  

Program Length

Three years after completion of pre-requisite courses

Distance Learning

Not available

Fees & Payment Information

Find tuition, fees, in-state vs. out-of-state tuition, residency requirements, and payment information at the IUPUI Bursar’s Office

Read the IU School of Nursing financial aid information.

Admissions Questions

Center for Academic Affairs
317-274-2806

Program Information

  • Helen McKuras
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor, RN to BSN students
    hmckuras@iu.edu
  • Joshua Peaslee
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    peasleej@iu.edu
  • Laura Walter
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Honors Students
    waltla@iu.edu

Call 317-274-2806 to make an appointment with an advisor.

Mailing Address

Indiana University School of Nursing
c/o Center for Academic Affairs
600 Barnhill Drive, NU 122
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5107

  1. 1 Step one

    Meet the application criteria

    Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Traditional Track is based on meeting the following criteria:

    • Earn a 3.0 GPA for the 29-31 credits of required general education coursework that will apply toward the BSN degree
    • Have an IU cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application to the nursing major.
    • Complete the required courses to achieve a minimum grade of C.  The most current grade will be used when a course is repeated for admission.
    • Repeat no more than two required science/math courses (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Finite Math) to obtain a minimum grade of C.
    • Repeat no more than three of the general education courses (English, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Arts & Humanities, Cultural Understanding) to obtain a minimum grade of C.
    • Anatomy and Finite Math must be no more than 7 years old at time of application.
    • Take TEAS exam through the IUPUI Testing Center.  
  2. 2 Step two

    Meet these application requirements

    Science GPA (50% of admission score)

    • Anatomy–BIOL N261 
    • Finite Math–MATH M118 
    • Life & Physical Sciences course

    General Education GPA (30% of admission score)

    • English Composition–ENG W131 or W140 
    • Fundamentals of Speech Communications–COMM R110 
    • Introduction to Psychology–PSY B110 
    • Introduction to Sociology–SOC R100 
    • Cultural Understanding course
    • Arts & Humanities course

    Applicants are divided into Categories A, B, or C. Priority for admission consideration will be given to all qualified applicants in Category A before considering qualified applicants from Categories B and C. Plan for this as you consider your degree options and begin completing pre-requisite courses.

    • Category A: Applicants who have completed more than 50% of their application credit hours at one of the two core campuses (IUPUI or IU Bloomington).
    • Category B: Applicants who have completed more than 50% of their application credit hours required for an Indiana University campus other than IUPUI or IU Bloomington.
    • Category C: Applicants for whom more than 50% of the credit hours required for application were earned at an institution other than Indiana University. (For example, Purdue University is considered a Category C institution.)
  3. 3 Step three

    Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

    The TEAS exam will count for 20% of your admission score.

    Your exam scores are valid for two years from the date you completed the test. You must take the TEAS prior to the application deadline.  If your scores are not received by the IU School of Nursing by the time we evaluate applications, we will contact you to verify the date and location in which you took the TEAS.

    You may take the TEAS no more than two times in the two years prior to application submission. If you have taken the exam more than twice in the prior two years, only the first two score sets will be considered. If the exam has been taken more than one time, the most recent composite score will be used for admission.

    Review the TEAS registration information before continuing.   In August of 2016, an updated version of the TEAS exam was released by ATI.  If you purchase the ATI TEAS 6th Edition Study Manual with the red cover, please note that ATI has released an addendum to that manual.  You can find it on their website:  https://www.atittesting.com/Libraries/pdf/TEAS_Corrections_08_22_2016.sflb.ashx 

    To minimize your expense and ensure test results are received by the IU School of Nursing, please register to take the TEAS exam through the IUPUI Testing Center.

    A valid picture ID is required to take the TEAS exam.

  4. 4 Step four

    Apply to the IU School of Nursing

    Please note that a High School transcript is required to complete the application process.  Information on how to send in that transcript will be within the application itself.

    Apply now.