Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN

Take your knowledge to a new level

Take your RN and turn it into a BSN with this flexible in-person option!

The RN to BSN completion program is designed to meet the specific needs of working registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree in nursing who want to earn the BSN.

Courses are offered using a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student learning and ease of degree completion. In most cases, you can attend class only one day per week, and many academic activities can be integrated into your current professional practice as an RN.

Upon admission to the nursing cohort, it's possible to graduate the program within one year.

Related degrees

The IU Southeast School of Nursing offers an online version of the RN to BSN Completion program, as well as MSN graduate degrees.


IU Southeast students who take their RN and complete their BSN are well prepared to advance in this high-demand field. Our students graduate ready to continue guiding patients and families through medical challenges as practitioners and leaders in:

  • Acute care
  • Long-term care
  • Community settings
  • Homecare
  • Nontraditional settings

Degree information

120 credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

RN to BSN courses are offered using a variety of instructional methods to allow you the flexibility needed to complete the BSN. Registered nurses will receive advanced standing in the BSN program once you’ve completed required nursing transition courses, allowing you to meet degree requirements more quickly.

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

In most cases, once you’re admitted you can attend classes one day a week and graduate within one year. Many academic activities can be integrated into the RN's current professional practice. Credit is awarded for relevant courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher learning. RNs can receive up to two credit hours toward your degree for valid specialty certification from a professional nursing organization in an appropriate area of nursing. You can also receive credit for prior knowledge and skills consistent with specific required course objectives/outcomes through the portfolio option.

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Courses include topics such as:

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Science and Technology of Nursing
  • Data Analysis for Healthcare
  • Applied Healthcare Ethics
  • Nursing Management
  • Developing Family and Child

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Kentucky students are part of our IU Southeast family. In fact, students from eight Kentucky counties receive in-state tuition at IU Southeast! Learn more about the advantages of attending IU Southeast including the most affordable tuition in the region, staying close to home while you earn your degree, and the unique experience only IU Southeast can offer.

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