Program Tracks

BSN Accelerated Second Degree Track

January Entry
  • Applications available online: July 15, 2022
  • Deadline to apply: September 15, 2022
  • Application closes at 5:00pm on September 15
May Entry
  • Applications available online: October 15, 2021
  • Deadline to apply: February 15, 2022
  • Application closes at 5:00pm on February 15
August Entry
  • Applications available online: January 15, 2022
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2022
  • Application closes at 5:00pm on March 15
Length of Program

Sixteen months of full time study after completion of prerequisite courses

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Distance Learning

Not available

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Accelerated Second Degree track is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field and want to pursue a nursing career. The program moves at a fast pace—16 months of full-time study—with a concept-based, cutting-edge curriculum that prepares you for a career as a professional nurse.

You will work with nursing faculty in the school and expert nurse preceptors in the community as part of the clinical and practical experiences of the accelerated nursing program, gaining exposure to hospital and community-based nursing. In addition, you will participate in simulation exercises and interprofessional education experiences with IU students in other healthcare fields. This program gives you a solid foundation for leadership positions and enables you to earn 6–9 credits directly applicable to nursing graduate study—at undergraduate tuition rates.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the BSN Accelerated Second Degree track 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 interprofessional 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 healthcare 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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