Online/Distance-Accessible Learning

Distance Learning

Undergraduate RN to BSN Degree Completion

The RN to BSN degree completion option is the only completely online undergraduate option offered by the School of Nursing. This unique completion option allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 12–24 months of study depending on whether you enroll in the full-time or part-time plan of study. You will study with peers from any of the other seven Indiana University campuses, earning your degree from your home campus. Learn more about the RN to BSN degree completion option.

Distance Accessible

Read more about the MSN program tracks—Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Lifespan; Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist; Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist; Nursing Education—that are distance accessible. You can also learn more about the graduate Teaching in Nursing certificate that is available via distance technologies. These tracks and certificate use asynchronous technologies within Canvas, the IU learning management system, as well as synchronous video-conferencing. They may have some required campus visits and require that all clinical hours be completed in Indiana.

Two doctoral programs—DNP and PhD—offered by the school are distance-accessible programs, meaning that they may be completed online with minimal face-to-face requirements.


The remaining MSN tracks are hybrid and have a mix of online, face-to-face, asynchronous, and synchronous requirements.

In addition to the programs and the certificate listed here, most courses at the School of Nursing have online syllabi, schedules, and policies posted in Canvas, the learning management system used at Indiana University. Many courses also have activities to be completed online in addition to face-to-face activities.