Why Study Nursing at IU Southeast?

The baccalaureate program prepares competent, professional nurses to meet current and future societal health care needs. Program graduates function as practitioners and leaders in acute and long-term care, community settings, homecare and non-traditional settings.

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Welcome to the B.S. in Nursing Program


The mission of Indiana University Southeast School of Nursing is to create a community of learning that addresses society's need for caring professionals and that nurtures students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The baccalaureate program prepares competent, professional nurses to meet current and future societal health care needs. Program graduates function as practitioners and leaders in acute and long-term care, community settings, homecare and non-traditional settings. The creative curriculum provides a foundation for graduate study. The graduate possesses a broad knowledge of the humanities, biological and social sciences, and nursing. As a beginning practitioner the graduate applies well-developed problem solving skills in caring for individuals, families and communities.

The curriculum is composed of two areas of study:

  1. general education
  2. classroom and clinical nursing courses

Thirty (30) credit hours of general education are required. These hours may be transferred from other colleges or universities. Course work completed at other colleges or universities will be evaluated for equivalency.

Admission to the School of Nursing is a two-step process. Students must first be admitted to Indiana University Southeast and take pre-nursing general education courses. Admission requirements for IU Southeast may be accessed at office of admissions. IU Southeast has adopted general education requirements that must be completed to earn a degree.

Students admitted to IU Southeast may apply to the School of Nursing for competitive admission upon completion of all prerequisite courses. Applications to the School of Nursing may be complete online in February of each academic year.

Students anticipating application to the School of Nursing must be advised by the pre-nursing academic advisor in the Academic Success Center. Contact the advisor by calling (812) 941-2283.

The RN-BSN academic program has different admission requirements.

See B.S. in Nursing Degree Requirements»

See RN-BSN Admissions Requirements»

Students assume responsibility for meeting degree requirements and for filing the application for a degree. The application for the degree must be completed when planning the program for the final semester. Students must file a degree application with the School of Nursing recorder by September 1 for December graduation and by December 1 for May, June or August graduation.

All candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete satisfactorily 120 credit hours that apply to the degree (credit hour requirements may vary slightly among campuses). Credits earned in remedial learning skill courses do not apply toward the degree.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0)
  • Achieve a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each required course or equivalent.
  • Remove all incomplete, deferred, and/or special credit course grades in nursing courses by three weeks prior to the end of the student's last semester before graduation.
  • Complete all course work within six years after enrollment in nursing courses.
  • Note*: A pattern of withdrawals may influence requests for consideration of reinstatement.
  • Students are required to complete an NCLEX® Readiness Examination, NCLEX® Review, and other assessments.

Note: While effort has been made to provide accurate information, IU Southeast reserves the right to change degree requirements. Please consult an academic advisor in the school in which your degree will be awarded.

Additional Requirements

COAS S104 First Year Seminar (Consult your academic advisor)

B231 Communication for Healthcare Professionals (3 cr.)

B232 Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing: Theory, Practice, Research (3 cr.)

B233 Health and Wellness (4 cr.)

B236 Developmental Issues in Nursing (3 cr.)

B244 Comprehensive Health Assessment (2 cr.)

B245 Comprehensive Health Assessment: Practicum (2 cr.)

B248 Science and Technology of Nursing (2 cr.)

B249 Science and Technology of Nursing: Practicum (2 cr.)

H351 Alterations in Neuropsychological Health (3 cr.)
P: All second level courses. Concurrent: H352, H353, and H354.

H352 Alterations in Neuropsychological Health: The Practicum (2 cr.)
P: All second-level courses. Concurrent: H351, H353, and H354.

H353 Alterations in Health I (3 cr.)
P: All second-level courses. Concurrent: H351, H352, and H354.

H354 Alterations in Health I: The Practicum (2 cr.)
P: All second-level courses. Concurrent: H351, H352, and H353.

H355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice and Health Care Research (3 cr.)
P: All second-level courses; Concurrent: H351, H352, and H353.

H361 Alterations in Health II (3 cr.)
P: All second-level courses; H351, H352, H353, and H354. Concurrent: H362, H363, H364, H365.

H362 Alterations in Health II: The Practicum (2 cr.)
P: All second-level courses; H351, H352, H353, and H354. Concurrent: H361, H363, H364, and H365.

H363 The Developing Family and Child (3 cr.)
P: All second-level courses; H351, H352, H353, and H354. Concurrent: H361, H362, H364, and H365.

H364 The Developing Family and Child: The Practicum (3 cr.)
P: All second-level courses; H351, H352, H353, and H354. Concurrent: H361, H362, H363, and H365.

H365 Nursing Research (3 cr.)
P: All second-level courses; H351, H352, H353, and H354. Concurrent: H361, H362, H363, and H364.

S470 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures (3 cr.)
P: All third-level courses. Concurrent: S471, S472, and S473.

S471 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures: The Practicum (2 cr.)
P: All third-level courses. Concurrent: S470, S472, and S473.

S472 A Multi-System Approach to the Health of the Community (3 cr.)
P: All third-level courses. Concurrent: S470, S471, and S473.

S473 A Multi-System Approach to the Health of the Community: Practicum (2 cr.)
P: All third-level courses. Concurrent: S470, S471, and S472.

S481 Nursing Management (2 cr.)
P: All third-level courses; S470, S471, S472, and S473. Concurrent: S482, S483, S484, and S485.

S482 Nursing Management: The Practicum (3 cr.)
P: All third-level courses; S470, S471, S472, and S473. Concurrent: S481, S483, S484, and S485.

S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone (3 cr.)
P: All third-level courses; S470, S471, S472, and S473. Concurrent: S481, S482, S484, and S485.

S484 Evidence-Based Practice (1 cr.)
P: All third-level courses; S470, S471, S472, and S473. Concurrent: S481, S482, S483, and S485.

S485 Professional Growth and Empowerment (2 cr.)
P: All third-level courses; S470, S471, S472, and S473. Concurrent: S481, S482, S483, and S484.

S486 NCLEX Success through Critical Thinking (1 cr.)
P: All third-level courses; S470, S471, S472, and S473. Concurrent: S481, S482, S483, S484 and S485.

Z480 B.S.N. Portfolio Review for Course Substitution (0-6 cr.)

Z490 Clinical Experience in Nursing (1-6 cr.)
P: Successful completion of third-level courses or permission of instructor.

Z492 Individual Study in Nursing (1-6 cr.)
P: Successful completion of third-level courses or permission of instructor.

 

Resident

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Donna Bowles
Associate Professor
dbowles@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2204
Office Location: LF 202
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Tonya M Broughton
Assistant Clinical Professor
Phone: (812) 941-2254
Office Location: LF 208
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Jodi Henderson
Assistant Clinical Professor
jodihend@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2008
Office Location: LF 268
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Jane Hollowell
Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Phone: (812) 941-2696
Office Location: LF 218
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Laura Mcilvoy
Associate Professor or Nursing
lmcilvoy@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2223
Office Location: LF 210
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Mimi A McKay
Associate Professor or Nursing
mmckay@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2387
Office Location: LF 276-A
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Janice  McMahan
Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing
jmcmahan@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2221
Office Location: LF 220
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Judith G. Myers
Associate Professor
judymyer@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2695
Office Location: LF 214
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Jacquelyn Reid
Professor of Nursing
Interim Dean
jreid@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2220
Office Location: LF 206
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Kathleen Walsh Free
Clinical Professor
kfree@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2562
Office Location: LF 212
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Pamela  White
Lecturer in Nursing
pwhite@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-7595
Office Location: LF 216
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The School of Nursing faculty has specified essential abilities (technical standards) critical to the success of students in any IU nursing program. Students must demonstrate these essential abilities to succeed in their program of study. Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these essential abilities (technical standards) with or without reasonable accommodations.

Essential judgment skills to include: ability to identify, assess and comprehend conditions surrounding patient situations for the purpose of problem-solving around patient conditions and coming to appropriate conclusions and/or courses of action.

Essential physical/neurological functions to include: ability to use the senses of seeing, hearing, touch and smell to make correct judgments regarding patient conditions and meet physical expectations to perform required interventions for the purpose of demonstrating competence to safely engage in the practice of nursing. Behaviors that demonstrate essential neurological and physical functions include, but are not limited to observation, listening, understanding relationships, writing and psychomotor abilities consistent with course and program expectations.

Essential communications skills to include: ability to communicate effectively with fellow students, faculty, patients and all members of the health care team. Skills include verbal and written and nonverbal abilities as well as information technology skills consistent with effective communication.

Essential emotional coping skills: ability to demonstrate the mental health necessary to safely engage in the practice of nursing as determined by professional standards of practice.

Essential intellectual/conceptual skills to include: ability to measure, calculate, analyze, synthesize and evaluate to engage competently in the safe practice of nursing.

Other essential behavioral attitributes: ability to engage in activities consistent with safe nursing practice without demonstrated behaviors of addiction to abuse of or dependence on alcohol or other drugs that may impair behavior or judgment. The students must demonstrate responsibility and accountability for actions as a student in the School of Nursing and as a developing professional nurse consistent with accepted standards of practice.

Procedure:

  1. The essential abilities criteria will be included in the IU Southeast Bulletin and incorporated into informational packets given to students interested in the nursing program.
  2. Applicants accepting admission to the nursing program will be required to sign a letter of agreement that specified the essential abilities criteria. This agreement states they have read and understand that they will be expected to meet the essential abilities. Students questioning their ability to meet these essential abilities criteria will be encourages to address their inquiries with the Coordinator of Disabilities Services.
  3. Faculty have the responsibility to determine whether a student has demonstrated these essential abilities. Faculty have the right to request consultation from recognized experts as deemed appropriate.
  4. Students failing to meet these essential abilities, as determined by faculty, at any point in their academic program may have their progress interrupted until they have demonstrated their ability to meet these essential abilities within negotiated time frames.
  5. Students will be dismissed from their program of study if faculty determine that they are unable to meet these essential abilities even if reasonable accommodations are made.
  6. Students failing to demonstrate these essential abilities criteria, as determined by the facylty, may appeal this adverse determination in accordance with the Indiana University Southeast's appeal procedures.

Effective date: August 2004
Revised by Admission, Progression, Graduation Committee, December 7, 2009
Revised by Council of Nursing Faculty, December 12, 2009

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