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Program Overview

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI, the 100% online RN to BSN program offers a solid professional foundation to excel in your nursing career. Enrich your evidence-based nursing experience with knowledge that prepares you for roles in nursing leadership or graduate school.

Our online nursing program focuses on creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as well as strong communication abilities to equip you to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care delivery system. USI's superior nursing faculty have extensive clinical and nursing leadership experience. Courses will address current topics including global health, evidence-based practices and informatics to advance nursing practice.

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Career Outlook

Completing the RN to BSN program from USI will open doors to opportunities such as:

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, 202-887-6791 (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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Already accepted? Here are the handbooks needed for reference.

CNHP Handbook

RN to BSN Handbook

Are you an adult over the age of 25 living in Indiana, interested in pursuing higher education? You may qualify for up to $2,000 with the Adult Student Grant offered by the state! See below to read more on how you can utilize this grant in our RN to BSN program, or visit the website directly.

Adult Student Grant Article
Adult Student Grant Website

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the RN-BSN program include:

  • Completion of an associate degree or diploma program in nursing national nursing accreditation and regional accreditation of the college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in previous academic work; Students with a 2.0 – 2.29 GPA will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Unencumbered RN license (no action or pending action against license);
  • Completion of the USI RN-BSN application online
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • Employed by or have access to a healthcare work environment to complete course projects;

Non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements as established by the USI Center for International Programs.

Program Delivery & Technology Requirements

Courses within the RN to BSN Program are offered entirely online using a learning management system. Access to a reliable computer with internet access is required. 

General Disclosure of Program Licensure or Certification Requirements

Please visit our website below to determine if the RN to BSN nursing program meets individual state requirements for employment.

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Program Curriculum

To complete the RN to BSN online program, you must complete 30 credits of core nursing courses and 18 credits of specified non-nursing support courses which directly support nursing practice. Non-nursing classes may be transferred in or taken at USI. The number of non-nursing support courses needed will be determined by a review of your transcripts and incorporated into an individualized plan of study.

Nursing students may transfer in credits earned at an accredited community college or four-year university. There is no limitation of credits that may transfer into USI.

A total of 120 credits is required for the BSN degree.

Core Nursing Courses
  • NURS 307 - Health Assessment for Registered Nurses
  • NURS 327 - Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 331 - Care Coordination in Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 333 - Nursing Informatics
  • NURS 337 - Population Health and Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 367 - Application of Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 457 - Population-Focused Care for Registered Nurses (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 487 - Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Organizations (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 492 - Clinical Synthesis (4 credit hours)
All courses above are three (3) credit hours unless designated otherwise.
Non-Nursing Support Courses
The number of non-nursing support courses needed will be determined by a review of your transcripts.
  • HP 302 - Biostatistics
  • IPH 356 - Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society
  • NUTR 376 - Principles and Applications in Nutrition
  • IPH 401 - Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health

  • WLC 155 - Cultural Diversity 
  • OR a course that transfers in such as: BS World Language Culture requirement such as humanities or anthropology

Plus one of the following, or a class that transfers in as:

Program Calendar

Course Start Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline
10/24/22 10/07/22 10/14/22 10/21/22
01/09/23 12/01/22 12/08/22 01/06/23
03/13/23 02/24/23 03/03/23 03/10/23
05/08/23 04/21/23 04/28/23 05/05/23
06/26/23 06/09/23 06/16/23 06/23/23
08/21/23 08/04/23 08/11/23 08/18/23
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Dr. Charlotte Connerton
Program Chair

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