Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

An accelerated second degree track is available on the IUPUI campus for those who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and want to earn a BSN degree.

BSN program outcomes

IU nursing students practice patient care skills on a medical manikin while an instructor observes.

When you graduate from the IU School of Nursing’s 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 health care environments in order to meet the evolving health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations
  • An individual who understands and considers the impact of health care 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 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