Program Tracks

BSN Accelerated Second Degree Track

Accelerated Second Degree Track Curriculum

72 credit hours

The BSN accelerated second degree track curriculum is cutting edge, concept-based, and competency focused. It is specially designed for anyone who has earned a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field and who wants to pursue a nursing career. Many of the general education credit hours (such as the humanities, communications, and social sciences) from your first degree can be transferred and applied toward your BSN degree. Use our transcript self-evaluation tool to determine which prerequisite courses you may have already completed. The accelerated nursing track will also prepare you to pursue graduate education, as degree requirements include 6 credits of graduate coursework applicable to all graduate nursing degrees at IUSON.

The IU School of Nursing is committed to offering a cutting-edge, relevant, and evidence-based curriculum. In fact, we lead the way when it comes to designing relevant and vigorous coursework that reflects the current changes in health care. Why? To make sure that you will be exceptionally well-prepared for your future in nursing. The program learning outcomes will show you just what we mean. 

  • Semester 1

    Course Credits
    B244/245 Health Assessment 4
    B260 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice  5
    B261 Pathophysiology and Phamacology for Nursing Practice 4
    B234 Promoting Healthy Populations 3
    Total 16
  • Semester 2

    Course Credits
    L230 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
    B253 Professionalism in Collaborative Practice 3
    B334 Transitional Care of Families & Populations 5
    B235 Promoting Healthy Populations Practicum 1
    H356 Clinical Care I: Biophysical Processes   5
    Total 17
  • Semester 3

    Course Credits
    H360 Clinical Care II: Interactive Processes 5
    H371 Clinical Care III: Adaptive Processes 5
    R505 Measurement and Data Analysis (graduate core course)  3
    Total 13
  • Semester 4

    Course Credits
    B453 Inter-Professional Practice 3
    H476 Clinical Car IV: Complex Processes 5
    L430 Leadership in Healthcare Delivery & Policy 3
    R500 Nursing Research Methods I (graduate core course) 3
    Total 14
  • Semester 5

    Course Credits
    S474 Healthcare Ethics 3
    B444 Nursing Intensive: Managing Health & Illness Across Care Environments 4
    S483 Nursing Practice Capstone 3
    S488 Nursing Synthesis 2
    Optional: N502 Nursing Theory (graduate core course) 3
    Total 12

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