How to Apply

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Ready to get started on your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree? Here’s what you need to do to apply to Indiana University’s online RN to BSN Degree Completion Option.

Before you apply

To be admitted to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option, you must:

  • Have a two-year associate degree in nursing or a nursing diploma
  • Hold an unencumbered RN license in the state in which you are practicing and/or plan to meet your practicum requirements
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from your ASN or diploma program
  • Nine credit hours of general education courses may be taken with nursing coursework

Admission is not competitive, so if you meet the criteria, you will be accepted into the program immediately. Before you begin classes, you must:

  • Comply with immunization, CPR certification, and health insurance coverage requirements
  • Complete a national criminal background check

The RN to BSN Degree Completion Option accepts applications on a rolling basis, so you may apply at any time. You can begin coursework in the fall, spring, or summer session.

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How to submit your application

Step 1: Complete the online application form. When you’re asked to select a program, be sure to choose “Nursing, RN to BSN.”

Step 2: Have your nursing school transcripts sent to IU. After you submit the application form, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your transcripts.

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Priority deadlines

Fall 2023

The priority deadline for Fall 2023 is August 1, 2023.  (Applications and enrollment for new students are accepted for Term 2 after Term 1 begins.)

  • Term 1: August 21, 2023 - October 15, 2023
  • Term 2: October 18, 2023 - December 17, 2023

Spring 2024

The priority deadline for Spring 2024 is December 8, 2023.  (Applications and enrollment for new students are accepted for Term 2 after Term 1 begins.)

  • Term 1: January 8, 2024 - March 3, 2024
  • Term 2: March 4, 2024 - April 28, 2024