Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Creating healthcare practitioners and leaders

Nurses are special people. They are there for people at the best and worst times of their lives, combining compassion with scientific problem-solving to provide the best care.

If this type of challenge is what you want for your career, consider a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from IU Southeast.

Our program combines academic rigor and experience with simulations, clinical practice, and field work in communities that not only help you achieve your degree, but also prepare you to pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and become a registered nurse.

We have experienced and caring faculty who provide you with the education you need to succeed. Our graduates go into the community prepared to provide excellent care in a variety of settings and excel in this rewarding field.

Our program also provides a strong foundation for graduate study for nurses wanting to practice in specialized areas or pursue careers in nurse management or nursing education.

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IU Southeast students who complete their BSN and successfully pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) are well prepared for challenging work in this high-demand field.

Our students graduate with jobs already in place, ready to help patients and families through any of their medical needs 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

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

Thirty-two (32) credit hours of general education/pre-nursing courses are required. These hours may be transferred from other colleges or universities. Coursework completed at other colleges or universities will be evaluated for equivalency.

The curriculum is composed of two areas of study:

  • General education
  • Classroom and clinical nursing courses

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

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Courses include topics such as:

  • Human Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Ethics
  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Developing Family and Child

During the final semester, all students complete the Capstone Nursing course. The course includes an extensive seven-week clinical experience under the guidance of a Registered Nurse preceptor. Other postgraduate internships, which can be applied for after graduation, are available in specialized areas such as critical or trauma care.

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Kentucky residents

Kentucky students are part of our IU Southeast family. In fact, students from eight Kentucky counties receive in-state tuition at IU Southeast and now qualify for our new KEES Match Scholarships! Learn more about the advantages of attending IU Southeast including the lowest 4-year 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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Immunization Compliance

Submit compliance documentation to CastleBranch

Documentation must be collected to monitor immunization compliance with hospital and public health requirements. You will submit all requirements and supporting compliance documents to our compliance vendor, CastleBranch. Supply your own copy and keep the original for your records.

From within myCB, you will be able to:

  • View order results
  • Manage requirements
  • Complete tasks
  • Upload documents
  • Place additional orders

You should contact your healthcare provider or Student Health Services to obtain your immunization compliance documentation. To register for CastleBranch, have your personal identifying information ready.

Follow these instructions to register. The email address you provide will become your username. For questions about setup or other issues, contact a CastleBranch Representative at 888-666-7788.

  1. Visit the Indiana University Southeast Nursing CastleBranch website.
  2. Click the “Place Order” button.
    • If you are a NEW nursing student coming into the program, choose the first option, IU93: Background Check - Compliance Tracker - Drug Test.
    • If you are a RETURNING student (have previously taken nursing courses in our program), select IU93: Recheck Background Check - Drug Test.
    • Select your package.

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  3. After reading and accepting the package review, you will be directed to the next page, where the cost is listed. Review the information to ensure you've selected the correct package.

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