Why Study RN to BS in Nursing Program at IU Southeast?

The RN-BSN Mobility program at IU Southeast is designed for graduates of associate degree nursing programs who hold the RN license who are not interested in distance learning. All required nursing courses are available on a one-day-a-week schedule. The curriculum is started in May of one year and completed in May of the following year. For additional information, contact the academic advisor at (812) 941-2283.

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The RN-BSN mobility program has been developed to address the specific needs of working registered nurses who return to the university to earn the BSN. It is designed for RNs whose highest academic credential in nursing is a diploma or associate degree in nursing.

RN to BSN courses are offered using a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student learning and ease of mobility.

  • In most cases, the student can take courses by attending class only one day a week.
  • Upon admission to the nursing cohort, the registered nurse can graduate within one year.
  • Credit is awarded for relevant courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher learning.
  • Registered nurses receive advanced standing in the baccalaureate program following successful completion of required nursing transition courses.
  • Registered nurses can receive credit for valid specialty certification from a professional nursing organization in an appropriate area of nursing. A maximum of 2 credit hours may be awarded.
  • Students can receive credit for prior knowledge and skills consistent with specific required course objectives/outcomes through the portfolio option.
  • Many academic activities can be integrated into the RN's current professional practice.

Registered nurses wishing to earn a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing at Indiana University Southeast may apply online for admission to the University through the Office of Admissions. Unless otherwise specified, all Indiana University School of Nursing BSN program policies apply to RN undergraduate students.

Students who have attended other colleges or universities must request that an official transcript be forwarded to the Office of Admissions. A credit transfer report (CTR) listing transferable credit will be generated by the Office of Admissions. Upon receipt of the CTR, the student should contact the nursing academic advisor to review the CTR, identify coursework to be completed, and explain the process for achieving advanced standing with credit. Call (812) 941-2283 to make an appointment with the advisor. Credit will be awarded for relevant courses completed at other accredited institutions of higher learning. Students are eligible to enroll in courses upon:

  1. receiving notification from the Office of Admissions that they have been admitted to the university,
  2. attending an advising session with the academic advisor [call (812) 941-2283 for an appointment].
  3. verification of registered nurse license in Indiana, and
  4. attainment of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all work attempted.

Placement of RN students in nursing courses is based upon space availability, credit hours completed toward the degree, and GPA. It is particularly important for registered nurses to take courses as they become available. Failure to do so may seriously affect progression through the program.

RN-BSN students receive advanced standing in the baccalaureate program following successful completion ofthe first three semesters in the RN to BSN Mobility Program. Special credit will be awarded for the following nursing courses once the transition courses are completed and students have paid any specified credit hour special fees:

Advanced Standing Courses Being Credentialed Credits
B230 Developmental Issues and Health 4
B248 Science & Technology of Nursing 2
B249 Science and Technology of Nursing: Practicum 2
H351 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Nursing 3
H352 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Nursing: Practicum 2
H353 Alterations in Health I 3
H354 Alterations in Health I: Practicum 2
H361 Alterations in Health II 3
H362 Alterations in Health II: Practicum 2
H363 The Developing Family and Child 3
H364 The Developing Family and Child: Practicum 3
S470 Restorative Health: Multi-System Alterations 3
S471 Restorative Health: Multi-System Alterations: Practicum 2
Total Credits 34

A grade of S (Satisfactory) will be recorded on the transcript for the above courses according to criteria determined by the faculty.

Nursing elective credit for Z490/Z492 (Clinical Experience in Nursing/Independent Study in Nursing) may be awarded to RNs holding valid specialty certification from a professional nursing organization in an appropriate area of nursing. A maximum of 2 credit hours may be awarded.

For specific information on advanced-standing procedures, registered nurse applicants should contact the academic nursing counselor on the campus of enrollment.

Thirty hours credit in residency is required for the baccalaureate degree. RN students must meet this requirement to be eligible for graduation. The following required nursing courses may be used to meet the residency requirement:

Courses to be taken

Credits

B231 Communication for Health Care Professionals 3
B244 Comprehensive Health Assessment 3
H355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice and Healthcare 3
K301 Complementary Health 3
B304 Professional Nursing Seminar I: Health Policy 3
S474 Applied Healthcare Ethics 3
H365 Research Process 3
S475 A Multi-System Approach to Health of the Community 3
B404 Professional Nursing Seminar II: Informatics 3
S487 Nursing Management 3
S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone 3
Total Credits 33

Students must petition the Admission, Progression and Graduation Committee for special consideration of any exceptions to academic policy.

Program Progression: RN students must successfully complete all required prerequisite courses before progressing to the next level of courses. Please consult with the academic advisor for course planning options.

RN students must successfully complete all required prerequisite courses before progressing to the next level of courses. Course patterning varies among campuses offering this mobility option. Please consult with the nursing academic counselor on the campus of enrollment for course planning options. A pattern of withdrawals may influence requests for consideration of reinstatement.

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

  • Satisfactory completion of 120 credit hours that apply to the degree (credit hour requirements may vary slightly among campuses). Credits earned in remedial learning skill courses and courses that are repeated do not apply toward the degree;
  • Achievement of a minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0);
  • Achievement of a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each required course or equivalent;
  • Removal of all incompletes, deferred grades, and special credit course grades in nursing courses by three weeks prior to the end of the students last semester before graduation.
  • Completion of all course work within six years after enrollment in nursing courses in the nursing major.

General Education Curriculum


General education courses are required of all Indiana University Southeast undergraduate students. These courses are divided into clusters. Where there is no specific course that fulfills the requirement the student has the choice of a course from the cluster list. Credit may be awarded for general education courses from other colleges/universities that meet IU Southeast requriements. In mose cases, general eduation courses are to be completed prior to entering the Nursing Cohort.

Communication

  • W131 English Composition - 3 credit hours

Speech Communication

  • S121 Public Speaking - 3 credit hours

Written Communication

  • Course from Written Communication cluster - 3 credit hours

Total Communication hours - 9 credit hours

Social Competency

  • P101 Introduction to Psychology - 3 credit hours
  • S163 Social Problems - 3 credit hours
Total Social Competency hours - 6 credit hours

Diversity

  • Course from Diversity cluster - 3 credit hours

Total Diversity hours - 3 credit hours

Arts/Humanities

  • Course from Arts/Humanities cluster - 3 credit hours

Total Arts/Humanities hours - 3 credit hours

Ethical Issues

  • Course from the Reasoning about Ethical Issues cluster - 3 credit hours
Total Ethical Issues hours - 3 credit hours

Natural Sciences

  • A215 Basic Human Anatomy - 5 credit hours
  • P215 Basic Human Physiology - 5 credit hours
  • J200/J201 - Microbiology and laboratory - 4 credit hours
  • Course from Natural Sciences - 3 credit hours
Total Science hours - 17 credit hours

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Course from the Quantitative Reasoning cluster - 3 credit hours

Electives

  • Any course/any department - 3 credit hours
  • 300-400 level Any course/any department - 3 hours
Total General Education hours - 53 credit hours

Nursing Curriculum

Thirty hours credit in residency is required for the baccalaureate degree. RN students must meet this requirement to be eligible for graduation. A grade of "C" or above is required in all classes. All nursing courses are held on Tuesdays. The following required nursing courses may be used to meet the residency requirement:

Summer Cohort I

  • B231 Communications for Healthcare Professionals - 3 credit hours
  • B244 Comprehensive Health Assessment - 3 credit hours
  • H355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice & Healthcare - 3 credit hours

Summer Cohort II

  • K301 Complementary Health - 3 credit hours
  • B304 Professional Nursing Seminar I: Health Policy - 3 credit hours
  • S474 Applied Healthcare Ethics - 3 credit hours

Fall Cohort

  • H365 - Nursing Research Process - 3 credit hours
  • S475 - Multi-System Approach to Health of the Community and Practicum - 3 credit hours

Spring Cohort

  • B404 Professional Nursing Seminar II: Informatics -3 credit hours
  • S483 - Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone* - 3 credit hours
  • S487 Nursing Management - 3 credit hours

*Portfolio or clinical experience with a nurse preceptor. Evidence supporting the portfolio option will be established at the completion of Summer I. Students who lack sufficient clinical experience to reasonably demonstrate the clinical competiencies expected of the BSN graduate may not receive special credit for the "portfolio" option and will be required to take the clinical course.

Required Courses for the degree

General Education 53 credit hours
Nursing Cohort 33 credit hours
Special Credit 34** credit hours

Total hours 120 credit hours

**Following successful completion of the Fall semester in the nursing cohort, 34 hours of credentialed (special credit) will be awarded for basic nursing courses.

B231 Communication for Health Care Professionals (3 cr.)

B244 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3 cr.)

H355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice & Healthcare Research (3 cr.)

K301 Complementary Health (3 cr.)

B304 Professional Nursing Seminar I: Health Policy

S474 Applied Healthcare Ethics (3 cr.)

H365 Nursing Research (3 cr.)

S475 A Multi-System Approach to the Health of the Community (3 cr.)

B404 Professional Nursing Seminar II: Informatics (3 cr.)

S487 Nursing Management (3 cr.)

S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone (3 cr.)

 

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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