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The IU School of Nursing has been a defining influence on the nursing profession through education and research for more than a century.

Our students are active learners who gain the practical experience they need to meet the challenges they will face in the field, as well as wider insight into the nursing profession and the healthcare landscape.

How does admission to IUSON work?

Undergraduate admission

Most of our first-year students pursue a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) on one of our four campuses—IU Bloomington, IU Columbus, IU Fort Wayne, or IU Indianapolis. But we also offer a popular online program for working RNs who want to pursue a BSN.

The IU School of Nursing offers a limited number of direct admission placements in Bloomington, Columbus, 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, declare pre-nursing as their major, and submit a supplemental application.

Students who are not selected for direct admission will begin their college career as pre-nursing majors and apply to the 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 four 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.

Graduate admission

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.

Ready to to take the next step?

Find out how to apply to one of our programs