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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Indiana State University offers registered nurses an alternative curriculum through which they can earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Health Assessment
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Nursing Research/Theory
  • Community Health
  • ​Nursing Leadership

​Graduates are prepared to provide direct and indirect nursing care, acting as communicators, educators, and advocates of health in the community.


This is a bachelor completion program. 120 total credits are required, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Required nursing courses: 27 credits
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in all college level studies
  • An associate of science (A.S.) in nursing from Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, or another program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (Graduates of diploma programs or non-ACEN accredited associate degree nursing programs may apply for review by the department chairperson.)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


Not authorized for the following states: Massachusetts, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

This program is also closed to all students (including U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members) residing in a country other than the United States.