How does admission to IUSON work?
Most of our first-year students pursue a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) on one of our three campuses—IU Bloomington, IU Fort Wayne, or IUPUI. But we also offer a popular online program for working RNs who want to pursue a BSN.
For the 2024 fall semester, the School of Nursing will begin a pilot program to offer a limited number of direct admission placements in Bloomington, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis for highly qualified applicants. Students must have a high school GPA of 3.8 or higher, apply to the campus of their choice by November 1, 2023, declare pre-nursing as their major, and answer two essay questions related to their experiences and the nursing profession. Students will be informed of direct admission decisions by March 15, 2024.
Students who are not selected for direct admission will begin their college career as pre-nursing majors and apply to our traditional BSN program after completing all pre-nursing coursework. Admission to the program begins in sophomore year at the earliest. You can apply to all three of our campuses concurrently, provided you have completed the prerequisites for that campus’ program. You will also need to complete an inter-campus transfer form for any campus where you are not currently enrolled.
All of IUSON’s graduate-level programs are based out of the Indianapolis campus. The MSN tracks include both online and hybrid courses, and all doctoral tracks are distance-accessible. Each program has its own admissions process, but all require transcripts, professional references, and a current RN license.