Majors / Nursing:  Four-Year Program

Nursing:  Four-Year Program (B.S.)

Indiana State University

Description:

The bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing is a four-year, campus-based, traditional program of study for students entering without R.N. or L.P.N. licensure.

The program combines theory and clinical nursing courses, required support courses, and Foundational Studies courses and electives. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for entry into practice as a registered nurse.

The nursing faculty are dedicated to providing quality experiential learning opportunities through course design, clinical experiences, and service learning projects. Residence hall accommodations include dedicated housing for student nurses.

Leadership opportunities include: the Indiana State University Student Nurses Association; Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing; and other University organizations.

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Careers:

The baccalaureate degree program is recognized as the basic preparation for professional nursing practice. Graduates are prepared as generalists and may assume beginning leadership roles. In addition, the baccalaureate degree is foundational for graduate study in nursing.

There are many and varied employment opportunities for registered nurses who have a baccalaureate degree. In hospitals and other health care settings, baccalaureate nurses are practicing in ways that recognize their educational preparation and nursing competencies.

Baccalaureate nurses have complex nursing care responsibilities in providing patient care. They supervise other personnel who provide nursing care. They also collaborate with other health care professionals in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive plans of health care for patients of all ages in a variety of settings.

Accreditation:

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, the University's Nursing Program is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Nursing Program offers a variety of scholarships. For information about these awards, contact the Nursing Program.

Further Information

Nursing Program
Indiana State University
(812) 237-2316
(888) 293-4842 (toll free USA)
www.indstate.edu/nursing


Last updated: July 3, 2013



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