Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Direct admission to IU School of Nursing

A limited number of highly qualified applicants will be selected for direct admission to the School of Nursing for the fall 2024 semester. Applicants must apply to Indiana University by the November 1, 2023, priority deadline, have a high school GPA of 3.8 or higher, select pre-nursing as their intended major, and answer two essay questions about their experience and strengths as it relates to the nursing profession.

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Honors research

In the last year of the BSN program, students are offered additional chances to grow through “honors research” projects with faculty mentors.

"I was born three months premature. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the hospital atmosphere and doctor’s offices surrounded by caring nurses that would impact my life. The nurses cared for me with compassion and reinforced my strength and resilience. I consider my story of strength and resilience to be a gift. I have the passion to share this gift by becoming a nurse and someday a pediatric nurse practitioner."

-Alexandra Vjestica, IU School of Nursing Bloomington BSN graduate

To our high school students:

Admission to Indiana University’s BSN Traditional track is extremely competitive. The program itself is very demanding and time-intensive, involving long hours of study as you learn the skills you need to be an outstanding nurse.

Our BSN Traditional track is also very different from other IU schools in how we admit students and in how you apply.

For this reason, you’ll want to sign up for one of our virtual academic sessions. At the session, we’ll go over the details of the program with you, and answer any questions you have. That way you and your family can decide, up front, whether our BSN Traditional track is the option for you!

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Licensure in Indiana

Indiana University School of Nursing academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure in Indiana

If you plan to pursue licensure in a state other than Indiana, please review each state’s educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact. Specific information regarding each state’s licensure requirements can be found on the NCSBN website.

If you have questions regarding licensure, please contact us at