Second Degree Accelerated BSN Track

Steps to apply

Admission to the Accelerated Dual Degree program is competitive. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the program.

If you have already been admitted to IU Fort Wayne as a degree-seeking student, begin with step two.

You can apply online at Click the Admissions and Aid link at the top of the page and apply as a transfer applicant.

In this process, you must request official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended. Your transcripts should be sent to the Admissions Office, where they will be officially evaluated, and relevant coursework will be transferred to IUFW.

Upon acceptance to IUFW, you will receive a letter indicating your admission status as well as the official transcript evaluation which will reflect courses and credits accepted for transfer.

IUFW School of Nursing advisors are unable to provide details of transfer coursework until your transcript evaluation has been completed.

Schedule an appointment with an IUFW School of Nursing academic advisor by email at An advisor will interpret your credit transfer report, fill out an admission planning sheet, and discuss with you the courses that can be applied toward requirements for the second degree accelerated BSN track.

In addition to pre-nursing coursework, you also need to complete IUSON’s general education requirements, and earn (or have earned) at least a 3.0 or higher GPA in these courses. Excellent grades are important as admission is competitive.

An admission planning sheet completed by an academic advisor is required to fill out the application.

Applicants are evaluated on 50 credit hours, made up of:

  • Anatomy (must include an in person lab)
  • Physiology (must include an in person lab)
  • Microbiology (must include an in person lab)
  • English Composition
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Life & Physical Sciences/Math courses
  • Statistics course (must be 300 or 400 level)
  • Communications course
  • Cultural Understanding course
  • Arts & Humanities course
  • Open Electives

You must meet with an academic advisor to obtain an admissions planning sheet and to ensure you have the most accurate and up to date information about admission requirements. You must be admitted to IUFW, and have had all your transcripts evaluated by the Admissions Office prior to meeting with an IU School of Nursing Academic Advisor for your admission planning sheet.

Students with a history of criminal convictions should be advised that some crimes may preclude admission if the student is not able to be placed in our clinical settings.

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