Indiana University School of Nursing academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure in Indiana. Information regarding applying for RN licensure in the State of Indiana, please visit: https://www.in.gov/pla/3723.htm. If you plan to pursue licensure in a state other than Indiana, please review each state’s educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact. Specific information regarding each state’s licensure requirements can be found on the NCSBN website at https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm. If you have questions regarding licensure, please contact Debbie Hrisomalos, Director of Student Services & Admissions, at 812-855-2592.
Apply to the BSN program’s traditional track
The traditional track of the Indiana University School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is a prelicensure track for those who don’t have a bachelor’s degree in any field or any prior nursing education. It requires four years of full-time study.
Eligibility to apply
To be eligible to apply to the BSN program’s traditional track, you must be admitted to IU as a degree-seeking student and complete between 29 and 31 credits of prenursing coursework, including all courses required for admission to the School of Nursing. The first time you can apply to the BSN program is during the spring semester of your freshman year or first year at IU Bloomington.
There is no direct admission to the School of Nursing for high school students or transfer students.
Applicants who list the majority of their credit hours (or 5 courses) from IUB, IUPUI, or IUFW will be given priority consideration for admission. In recent years, students from IUB and IUPUI have filled all seats in the BSN program on the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.
To our high school students:
Admission to Indiana University’s Traditional BSN Program is extremely competitive. The program itself is very demanding and time-intensive, involving long hours of study as you learn the skills you need to be an outstanding nurse.
Our Traditional BSN program is also very different from other IU schools in how we admit students and in how you apply.
For this reason, you’ll want to sign up for one of our virtual academic sessions. At the session, we’ll go over the details of the program with you, and answer any questions you have. That way you and your family can decide, up front, whether our Traditional BSN Program is the right program for you!
Applications are accepted from January 15 to March 15 each year. Applicants are notified of the admission decision by June 1. Admission is highly competitive, with approximately 80 students accepted into the traditional track on the Bloomington campus each year.