Traditional Track

A BSN program for new undergraduate students

If you are a student pursuing your first baccalaureate degree, our BSN Traditional track is designed for you.

Our cutting-edge, concept-based curriculum prepares you for a career as a professional nurse. You will study current trends in healthcare and participate in exceptional clinical opportunities, including interprofessional education (learning alongside students from other health schools and programs) and state-of-the-art simulation.

The techniques you will learn have been researched and proven to be the best methods of caring for patients and their families, allowing you to build a strong foundation for leadership positions and graduate study. Students in Indianapolis or Bloomington can also participate in an honors program or honors research, respectively.

When you graduate, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate intellectual engagement and use evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision-making
  • Provide culturally sensitive, holistic, individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care
  • Coordinate care and facilitate access to resources across the continuum of healthcare environments to meet the evolving needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations
  • Understand and consider the impact of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery
  • Practice in diverse healthcare environments with competence and professionalism
  • Embody the professional identity of the nurse who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing
  • Communicate effectively and collaborate with interprofessional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes
  • Lead and manage while applying principles of systems, organizational processes, and balancing resources to promote quality care and patient safety
  • Embrace and employ innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care

The BSN by campus

The IU Bloomington, IU Fort Wayne, and IU Indianapolis campuses each offer the complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum. Although nursing courses are offered on each campus, they may be required in a different sequence or in a different semester as that required by the other two campuses.

Course descriptions for all BSN nursing courses are listed below. The academic advisors at your campus will work with you to identify available general education courses and electives, as well as to inform you about the sequencing and semesters that nursing courses are scheduled.

Questions? Contact an advisor on your campus

Apply for the BSN traditional track on your campus