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RN to BSN Online Program

The RN to BSN online program provides great flexibility by allowing students to complete all required nursing coursework online in 12 months in an accelerated format. Clinical competencies required for degree completion can be met through focused assignments and projects with a self-selected, qualified preceptor.

Online classes, syllabi, assignments and other resources are accessed through UIndy's learning management software, the Academic Collaboration Environment (ACE).

Online courses or course components require basic computer skills. Not sure where you stand? Take a free skills assessment ►


Thirty credit hours of nursing courses are required for BSN completion. RN to BSN courses are sequential and taken one at a time in accelerated, seven-week sessions. 

To see specific courses and the course sequence for this program, view the RN to BSN online program pattern sheet.


Tuition for 2017-18 is $330 per credit hour and there is a $75 per semester technology fee. There are no clinical fees. Learn more about financial aid for RN to BSN students ►

“My capstone project for the Nursing 480 class has been very beneficial. I reviewed the RN mentoring program at a large, full-service community hospital. This gave me the opportunity to gain insight from experienced staff nurses, new graduate nurses and nurses in leadership roles. The information led to the development of a restructured program to better augment the experience of the new nurse transitioning from student to self-confident nursing professional.”
Mary Beth Johnson
Franciscan St. Francis Health

Admission to the program

Eligibility requirements

Students interested in pursuing the RN to BSN online program must:

  • Be fully admitted to the University of Indianapolis
  • Have graduated from a nationally accredited ASN/ADN or Diploma program (NLNAC or CCNE accreditation)
  • Have graduated from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Have a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 

Application process

The admission process is one step:

Step 1: Apply for admission to clinical courses.
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Note: Once admitted into the RN to BSN program, students must complete a drug test and other School of Nursing health requirements. An online orientation module must also be completed before courses begin in August or January. A background check must also be completed. 

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