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Traditional BSN Application for Admission

Indiana University School of Nursing


When applying follow the Application Guidline links below, and indicate that you have read and understood them. They are important in applying for the BSN Program.

Requirements for Admission:

  • Admitted to Indiana University Northwest as a degree seeking student.
  • Completed 26-28 credit hours of prerequisite courses including the following with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 2.7 in general education courses used towards the nursing program.
  • Complete the following prior to admission:
    • W131 English Composition
    • P261 / P262 Anatomy & Physiology I and II (minimum of 8 credit hours within seven years of program admission)
    • P101 or P102 Introduction to Psychology
    • S161 Principles of Sociology
    • M100 Elementary Algebra (or a higher level math course, excluding M110 and M117).
    • C110 Chemistry of Life
    • 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. The form must be received by Nursing Student Services on or before April 1, 2018.
  • Note to all applicants: Please print a copy of your application and email confirmation, for your records. Admission is competitive.
  • Offers of admission are mailed in early June. 

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 to complete these background checks. The results of a student's background check may impact his or her 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 is available January 15, 2018 - April 1, 2018