Program Tracks

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Traditional Track

Deadlines
August Entry
  • Applications available online: January 15, 2017
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017
  • Application closes at 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2016
January Entry
  • Applications available online: July 15, 2016
  • Deadline to apply: September 15, 2016
  • Application closes at 5:00 p.m. on September 15, 2016
Length of Program

Three years of nursing degree courses

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Distance Learning

Not available

The BSN traditional track is designed for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. Its cutting-edge, concept-based curriculum prepares you for a career as a professional nurse. Studies are based on current trends in health care, and you will participate in exceptional clinical opportunities including inter-professional education (learning alongside students from IU's other health schools) and state-of-the-art simulation. The techniques you will learn have been researched and proven to be the best methods of caring for patients and their families, allowing you to build a strong foundation for leadership positions and graduate study. A BSN honors program is available for students in this track.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the BSN program you will be:

  • A critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making
  • A culturally sensitive individual who provides holistic, individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care
  • A knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources across the continuum of healthcare environments in order to meet the evolving healthcare needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations
  • An individual who understands and considers the impact of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery
  • An individual who embodies the professional identity of the nurse and who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing
  • An effective communicator who collaborates with inter-professional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes
  • A competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse health care environments
  • An accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety
  • An individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care

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