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BA/BS to BSN General Education Requirements

Requirements for Admission:

  • Admitted to Indiana University Northwest as a degree seeking student.

  • Completed 56 credit hours of prerequisite courses including the following with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in general education courses used towards the nursing program.

  • Complete the following prior to admission:

  • P 130 Human Biology (4 cr)

  • P 261/P 262 Anatomy & Physiology I and II (min of 8 cr within seven years of program admission)

  • M 200 Microorganisms in Nature & Disease (4 cr within seven years of program admission)   

  • C 110 Chemistry of Life (3 cr within seven years of program admission) 

  • M 100 Basic Math, M 118 Finite, M 125 Pre-cal, M 126 Trig Functions, or M 127 Pre-cal (min of 5 cr)

  • K 300 Statistics (3 cr within seven years of program admission)

  • W131 English Composition (3 cr)

  • S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr)

  • W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr)

  • Cultural/Historical Studies (6 cr)

  • P 101 or P 102 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr)

  • S 161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr)

  • P 216 Life Span Development (3 cr within seven years of program admission)  

  • P 393 Biomedical Ethics

  • Literature Elective (3 cr)

  • Open Elective (2 -3 cr)

  • Completion of a School of Nursing Student Disclosure Form. Print form and mail to Nursing Student Services at: Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408. Form must be received by Nursing Student Services on or before January 1st, 2018.


  • Potential students should meet with a nursing advisor prior to application for the program.
  • Students must have a bachelor degree in a field other than Nursing with a graduation GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • All general education requirements must be met prior to enrollment in the nursing major courses.
  • The pre-nursing GPA (average of the general education requirements) used toward the BSN program must be 3.0 or above.
  • Repeat of three (3) general education requirements is allowed.  No more than two may be sciences.  There is a limit of one repeat per course.
  • The minimum grade requirement is a C (2.0).  Grades of C- or below are not acceptable.
  • There is a seven year age limit on Life Span Development, the sciences, and statistics.
  • Admission to the BA/BS to BSN Option is competitive.
  • Years of Study Required for Nursing Curriculum (nursing courses only) - 1.5

Application available October 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018

 NOTE: If you are planning to apply to this program option, you must first be admitted to the university.