Apply for Admission

If you are ready to get started, the first step begins with applying for admission to IUPUC. The quickest, easiest method is to apply online. Contact the Office of Recruitment & Admissions for information and assistance.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at IU School of Nursing at IUPUC is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.


The IU School of Nursing at IUPUC is a member of the Indiana Center for Nursing and a member of the Southeast Indiana Simulation Consortium.


Take the first step toward a rewarding career and discover your true potential with an Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Whether you are a traditional student who is just beginning your nursing education—or you are a licensed registered nurse with an associate degree or nursing diploma from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited institution—you can take your career to the next professional level with a BSN degree from one of the nation's top nursing programs.

An IU degree in nursing will give you the personal and professional satisfaction that comes from making a real difference in the lives of sick, injured, and recovering children and adults. It will also give you the education you need to provide preventative care that helps ensure patients of all ages stay healthy and well.

A nursing career is also a great investment in your future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that nursing jobs will grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The prospects are even better for registered nurses with a BSN.

Contact the Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUC to speak with an academic advisor, 812.348.7250 or

Degrees with Distinction

Your nursing degree matters! When you become part of the nursing program at IUPUC, you join the Indiana University School of Nursing, the largest school of its kind in the nation and one of the most respected multiprogram nursing schools in the world. 

BSN Degree Tracks

You can choose from three paths of nursing study on our Columbus campus:

The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track is designed for students who wish to enter the nursing field for the first time.

The RN to BSN track is designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who hold an associate degree (ASN) or a nursing diploma from an NLNAC-accredited institution. This face-to-face track combines classroom, simulation, clinical experience, and web-based instruction. The online RN to BSN degree completion track is a statewide option with courses taught by expert IU nursing faculty from campuses across the state.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Second Degree Accelerated track is designed for IUPUC alumni and south-central Indiana residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and want to become registered nurses. The program moves quickly, 16 months of full time study, with a concept-based, cutting edge curriculum that prepares you for a nursing career.


The mission of IUSON at IUPUC is to positively influence the health of rural Indiana by educating all students to become learned health professionals who advance the science of nursing in rural communities and evidence-based practice through translational research and outreach.

Program Outcomes

All of the IU School of Nursing options at IUPUC will provide you with a solid foundation in the practical and technical areas essential to an effective, successful nursing career.

After graduation from our nursing program, you will be:

  • A critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and the ability to engage in rational inquiry and problem solving.
  • Prepared to provide holistic nursing care to a variety of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Able to coordinate care by facilitating access to resources necessary to meet health care needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Aware of the political dynamics in various settings and know how to participate in the change process to shape health care policy.
  • Ready to enter practice prepared to act within the ethical and legal framework of the nursing profession.
  • An effective communicator with the skills to share accurate information with patients, families, doctors, administrators, and others.
  • A competent provider of care in various professional nursing roles in structured or semi-structured health care settings.
  • A professional role model who promotes a positive public image of nursing.
  • A responsible manager who balances human, fiscal, and material resources to achieve quality health care outcomes.

Accreditation, Licenses, and Memberships

We are accredited and licensed by:

In addition, the Indiana University School of Nursing is an agency member of the National League for Nursing's Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), as well as the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The school is also a constituency member of the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

Donation Icon for IUPUC