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.


  • 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


  • Course from Diversity cluster - 3 credit hours

Total Diversity hours - 3 credit hours


  • 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


  • 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

  • B331 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice - 3 credit hours
  • B344 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 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 Informatics -3 credit hours
  • R470 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.