BA/BS to BSN General Education Requirements
The BA/BS to BSN option is for those with a Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than nursing, who wish to pursue a degree in nursing. Once prerequisite courses are completed, students can finish the BSN in 18 months (including summers).
The program outcomes are the same as for the traditional option. Students begin the program in May and complete in December of the following year.
- 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
Most of the clinical sites where Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing students complete their hands-on clinical experiences (such as hospitals, clinics, and other agencies) require a national background check before students can be placed in their organization. Based on the requirements of these agencies, as well as state and federal regulations, all students in the School of Nursing must undergo a national background check prior to admission and annually thereafter. Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing has selected CastleBranch.com to complete these background checks. The results of a student's background check may impact admission status in the School of Nursing, preclude students from attending clinical, and/or affect ability to obtain licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Indiana and other states.
Per the School of Nursing's clinical affiliations, all background checks that are other than negative will be sent to the student's clinical agency/agencies for review. If a clinical agency refuses to allow a student to participate in a clinical at the agency, the student may not be allowed to progress in the nursing program.
Application available October 1 - January 1
→ NOTE: If you are planning to apply to this program option, you must first be admitted to the university.