The bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing is offered as a 15-month, campus-based, accelerated
second degree option for the student who holds an earned baccalaureate (or higher) degree in a non-nursing discipline.
The program combines theory and clinical nursing courses, required support courses, and Foundational Studies courses
and electives. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for entry into practice as a registered nurse.
The nursing faculty are dedicated to providing quality experiential learning opportunities through course
design, clinical experiences, and service learning projects. Residence hall accommodations include dedicated
housing for student nurses.
Leadership opportunities include: the Indiana State University Student Nurses Association;
Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing;
and other University organizations.
The baccalaureate degree program is recognized as the basic preparation for professional nursing
practice. Graduates are prepared as generalists and may assume beginning leadership roles.
In addition, the baccalaureate degree is foundational for graduate study
There are many and varied employment opportunities for registered nurses who have a baccalaureate
degree. In hospitals and other health care settings, baccalaureate nurses are practicing in ways that recognize
their educational preparation and nursing competencies.
Baccalaureate nurses have complex nursing care responsibilities in providing patient care. They supervise other personnel who provide nursing care. They also collaborate with other health care professionals in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive plans of health care for patients of all ages in a variety of settings.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Nursing Program offers a variety of scholarships. For information about these awards, contact the Nursing Program.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.