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 Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from IU Southeast.

From simulations, to clinical practice, to field work in communities, our focus is not only helping you achieve your degree, but also preparing you to pass the National Council State Boards of Nursing National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and become a registered nurse.

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
  • Non-traditional settings

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


By pursuing a BSN and successfully passing the National Council State Boards of Nursing National Licensure Examination (NCLEX), you may have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings. According to EMSi/Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analytics company, licensed registered nurses are in high demand, drawing an average salary of $67,000 in the Louisville metropolitan area in 2020 with a projected increase in available positions of 7 percent by 2030.

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. Course work 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 post-graduate internships, which can be applied for and completed 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 on 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 (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.

Have questions or want more information? Contact us!

Shelby Landis MSN, RN

Shelby Landis MSN, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor

Life Sciences 219
(812) 941-2228

Interested in learning more or are you ready to apply?