Traditional Track

Apply to the BSN program’s traditional track

The traditional track of the Indiana University School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is a prelicensure track for those who don’t have a previous nursing degree. It requires four years of full-time study.

Eligibility to apply

To be eligible to apply to the BSN program’s traditional track, you must be admitted to IU as a degree-seeking student and complete between 29 and 31 credits of prenursing coursework, including all courses required for admission to the School of Nursing.

There is no direct admission to the School of Nursing for high school students or transfer students.

Applicants who list the majority of their credit hours (or 5 courses) from IU Bloomington, IUPUI, or IU Fort Wayne will be given priority consideration for admission.

Application deadline

Admission is competitive, with approximately 80 students accepted into the traditional track in the fall and spring. Application dates are:

  • Spring admission: October 1 to December 1
  • Fall admission: January 15 to March 15