Nursing Programs

Applications must be received in the School of Nursing office by the deadline of 12 noon on February 28, 2015.

This application is for the basic student. If you are a Registered Nurse, contact the Nursing academic advisor.

Application requirements

  1. Complete the attached admission form.
  2. The applicant must be admitted to Indiana University Southeast as a degree seeking student prior to admission to the nursing major.
  3. A student who is enrolled in nursing course work at another university must apply as a transfer student.
  4. Complete general education courses required for admission.
  5. Applicants must meet all minimal criteria, as published in the campus Bulletin, to be considered for admission.
  6. Do not submit a transcript with your application. The Registrar will generate a transcript of course work and grades for pre-nursing courses required for admission to the School of Nursing.
  7. If a transfer course has been approved by the APG (Admission, Progression, Graduation) Committee to satisfy a requirement, the student must submit a copy of the letter from APG approving the course to the Nursing Office by the application deadline.
  8. Complete all course work by the end of Summer I. This includes independent study/correspondence course work and courses for which students have received an incomplete (I). Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the faculty.
  9. The Admission, Progression, and Graduation Committee of the School of Nursing considers and acts upon applications for admission to the baccalaureate nursing major.
  10. Knowledge and competencies developed in courses that fulfill the requirements for anatomy, physiology, and microbiology are considered time-limited. If any of these courses were taken more than seven (7) years prior to admission to the Nursing Program, the course must be repeated or validated through testing.
  11. Application to the School of Nursing includes (1) completion of the online application and (2) the Kaplan written assessment to evaluate math, reading comprehension, writing, and science skills. If the student is conditionally admitted, the applicant will be asked to complete (3) a criminal background check and drug screen and (4) documentation of immunizations and CPR certification.
  12. Admission to the major is highly competitive, and not all applicants meeting minimum criteria may be accepted.

Course Grades

  1. Grades for all required coursework must be entered on your transcript by June 30. This includes any incomplete courses, current courses, correspondence or independent study, and transfer courses. If you have any questions about your transcript or how to verify this information, please see an advisor.
  2. A student must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all program requirements.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA)

  1. Maintain a minimum Indiana University program GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This does not include transfer courses.
  2. Demonstrate a pre-nursing admission GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for all completed course work required for admission (Semester 1 and 2 courses).
    1. The nursing admission GPA is calculated on all completed courses required for the BSN degree. Grades earned in transfer courses accepted and applied to required general education credit hours will count in the calculation of the admission GPA.
    2. Extended X grades (See Grade Replacement policy in the IUS Bulletin) may be counted in the GPA calculation if they exceed the limit of three grade substitutions.

Repeat Courses

  1. Courses designated for the nursing major may be repeated only one (1) time. Students must successfully complete all courses for the degree with a "C" or better by the second attempt.
  2. The repeated grade will be the grade used in the calculation of the admission grade point average.
  3. Students may repeat no more than three (3) required/cluster courses. Of the three courses, only two (2) failures will be allowed in science courses. (One science course and corresponding lab are considered one course).
  4. This criteria also applies to any student wishing to transfer required courses from a university other than Indiana University.

General Education Courses

  1. Designate which courses will meet the general education/cluster requirements where course choice is an option.


  1. Students wishing to transfer required course work from a university other than Indiana University must be in good academic standing at that university and have achieved a grade of C (2.0) or higher in courses for which transfer is being requested.
  2. Students with "undistributed" transfer hours or course equivalencies and/or substitutions must attach verification of approval from the APG (Admissions, Progression, Graduation) committee in order to include the course(s) in the application (see your academic advisor).

Admission process

  1. Admission to the School of Nursing occurs in two steps.
    1. First, offers of conditional admission will be extended to applicants with the highest combined GPA and admission assessment rankings. Scores will be weighted with the nursing GPA accounting for 75% and the admission assessment 25% of the combined ranking.
    2. Offers of full admission will be extended to conditional admits who have submitted results of the criminal background check, drug screen, and documentation of immunizations, TB (tuberculosis) screening, and CPR.
  2. Priority for admission will be given to all qualified applicants who have completed the majority (more than half) of their prerequisite course work at Indiana University Southeast.
  3. If additional space is available, the next priority is given to students who completed the majority of the course work on another Indiana University campus. Students transferring the majority of prerequisite course work from a non-IU school are accorded last priority for admission.
  4. Students will be admitted to the School of Nursing in two cycles, Spring and Summer. Of the 56 students admitted, 42 students will be admitted in the Spring, and 14 students will be admitted at the end of Summer I. Qualified students who are not selected in the Spring cycle will be considered for Summer admission.
  5. Transfer students from IU campuses and non-IU campuses will be considered for admission after all IU Southeast students have been admitted. Transfers will be notified of admission status within two weeks of the end of Summer I.
  6. There is no waiting list. Students must apply to the School of Nursing each year to be considered for admission to the Nursing Program.
  7. Students are permitted to make changes to the application prior to the application deadline. Information contained on the application after the deadline is final.

Offer of Admission

  1. Should you be offered admission to any campus of Indiana University, it will be the only offer of admission you will receive in this admission cycle. If you decline this offer of admission, you will not be given further consideration in this semester.
  2. To be fully admitted, students offered admission to the Nursing Program must comply with background check and drug screening procedures established by the School of Nursing and submit immunization, TB, and CPR requirements.
  3. Admitted students are required to attend a mandatory orientation session in mid-August. Do not make vacation plans during this time.
  4. Students who are not admitted due to lack of space may reapply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in a subsequent year if eligibility is maintained.
  5. Students who refuse an admission invitation two times are ineligible to be considered for future admission.

If you have any questions about this application or the application process, please contact the academic advisor in the School of Nursing at 941-2283.

If any applicant requires reasonable accommodation(s) due to a disability, please contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities at (812) 941-2243. Documentation of the disability is required. Assistance with this application form is available by contacting your academic advisor.

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