What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program strives to offer a creative curriculum for meeting the current and future health needs of society. The curriculum prepares a generalist in professional nursing and serves as a basis for graduate study. A nurse is a licensed professional who protects, promotes, and optimizes individuals’ health and abilities, prevents of illness and injury, alleviates suffering through diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Nurses are advocates for individuals, families, and their communities.

The IU South Bend School of Nursing degree program for Registered Nurses (RN) continuing their education through a BSN degree strives to involve the RN’s talents, experiences, and expertise in the curriculum. As such, the curriculum prepares a generalist in professional nursing and serves as the basis for graduate studies. The purpose of the bachelor’s degree program is to offer a creative curriculum for the education of professional nurses competent in meeting the current and future health needs of society.

For the RN, the curriculum builds on the nurse’s basic preparation and is designed to maximize their completed formal education and experiences in nursing. A bachelor’s degree education begins with an ample foundation in the sciences and humanities to assist the graduate expand their appreciation for, and participation in, the broader community and culture. These general-education courses are typically offered in the traditional semester format in the evenings or during the day. The upper-division nursing courses prepare nurses for career enhancement and transitions in the changing health care system and world. In the classroom program, efforts are made to alternate these courses so that several courses are offered either on a single day or in the evenings.

Which department am I in?

Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,373.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences

1700 Mishawaka Avenue,

SOUTH BEND,

Indiana,

46634, United States

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $321.34 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a score of at least 630 on the General Educational Development (GED) test. English Language Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score of 71 or higher on the internet-based; TOEFL score 530 or higher paper-based exam; IELTS - 6.0 or higher; Pearson Test of English, Academic: 48 or higher; WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE): A or B; Ordinary Level Certificate: A or B; Cambridge International O Levels: C or higher; (Test in Practical English Proficiency) "EIKEN": Pre-1 or higher.

For international students

Students must have an Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) or nursing diploma. Check with your closest campus for accreditation requirements. You are required to hold a current, unencumbered RN license in the state in which you are practicing and/or plan to meet your clinical requirements. You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from your ASN or diploma program. You must complete a criminal background check on the campus to which you are applying.

English language Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based - 71 or higher

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based - 530 or higher

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0 or higher

Pearson Test of English, Academic - 48 or higher

Test in Practical English Proficiency - Pre-1 or higher

SAT I Critical Reading - 450 or higher (or the equivalency on the new evidence-based reading and writing section)

WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE) - A or B

Ordinary Level Certificate - A or B

Cambridge International O Levels - C or higher

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) - A or B

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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