How to Apply

Ready to apply to the IU School of Nursing BSN program? Learn more about applying to the RN to BSN Completion Option or 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 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, 2021
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • Deadline to apply: September 15, 2021
  • Courses used for application must be completed by end of second summer session. (Application closes at 5:00 p.m. September 15th).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Of the five nursing program required courses (English Composition, Introductory Psychology, Introductory Sociology, Human Anatomy, and Finite Math) up to 3 courses may be repeated one time to achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0).
  • While completing the BSN degree program, up to two of the science/math courses may be repeated one time in order to achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0).
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Finite Math must be no more than 7 years old at time of application.
  • Take TEAS test through the IUPUI Testing Center. (TEAS test not required for Fall 2021 Applicants) 
  • Students who have been dismissed from another School of Nursing are not eligible for admission.
  • Students must have a social security number at the time of application.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission.

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

Undergraduate Academic Advisors
  • Joshua Peaslee
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    peasleej@iu.edu
  • Laura Walter
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Honors Students
    waltla@iu.edu
  • Tiffany Holmes
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    tiholm@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:

    • Demonstrate English proficiency.
    • Earn a 3.0 GPA for the 29-31 credits of required general education coursework that will apply toward the BSN degree.
    • 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.
    • Of the five nursing program required courses (English Composition, Introductory Psychology, Introductory Sociology, Human Anatomy, and Finite Math) up to 3 courses may be repeated one time to achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0).
    • While completing the BSN degree program, up to two of the science/math courses may be repeated one time in order to achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0).
    • Anatomy, Physiology, and Finite Math must be no more than 7 years old at time of application.
    • Take TEAS test through the IUPUI Testing Center.  (TEAS test not required for Fall 2021 Applicants) 
    • Students who have been dismissed from another School of Nursing are not eligible for admission.
    • Students must have a social security number at the time of admission.
    • Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission.
  2. 2 Step two

    Meet these application requirements

    Core Required Courses GPA (65% of admission score)

    • English Composition - ENG-W131
    • Introductory Psychology- PSY-B110
    • Introductory Sociology- SOC-R100
    • Anatomy–BIOL N261 
    • Finite Math or Calculus–MATH M118, MATH 16500, MATH 16600, MATH 22100, MATH 22200, MATH 23100, or MATH 23200. 

    General Education Courses GPA (35% of admission score)

    • Fundamentals of Speech-  COMM-R110 Required
    • Human Physiology- BIOL-N 217 Required
    • Arts and Humanities and/or Cultural Understanding General Education Course and/or MATH-M110 or MATH- M111 (maximum of 2 courses, 1 General Education course is required)

    Applicants seeking admission to the BSN program at IUPUI are part of priority review process.

    Preference will be given to students who have completed 51% or more of application credits on a Core Campus (IUPUI, IU Bloomington, IU Fort Wayne). If additional seats are available, students who have completed fewer than 51% of their applications credits at a Core Campus will be considered for admission.

    Students are admitted to the BSN program for a specific semester and are expected to enter the program that semester. Applicants who decline admission, or who are not offered admission, may reapply for a later semester. Students will not be considered for future admission if they have twice declined an offer of admission.

  3. 3 Step three

    Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS), published by Assessment Technology, Inc. is a standardized test of achievement, measuring basic essential skills in the academic content domains of reading, mathematics, science, and English language usage. 

    Students may take the TEAS test up to two times to obtain a score of Proficient (58.7%). Students must receive an overall ATI TEAS score of Proficient (58.7%) to be eligible to apply. In the instance of a student taking the TEAS test two times, the scores will be compared and the higher of the two scores will be used for application eligibility.

    Your exam scores will be valid for two years from the date of 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.

    Review TEAS registration information before continuing.

    To minimize your expense and ensure test results are received by the 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. The TEAS test requirement has been waived for the Fall 2021 application.

  4. 4 Step four

    Apply to the IU School of Nursing

    The application for the BSN program is only available online.

    Please be sure to apply to the School of Nursing within the established dates. No late applications will be accepted. Admission offers will be sent electronically to the email submitted on the application.

    Apply now.