Before you apply
If you are an Indiana University student planning to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, you must complete between 29 and 31 credit hours of prenursing coursework before submitting your application. All prenursing coursework must be completed by the end of the spring semester of your freshman year.
Earn a 3.0 GPA for the 29-31 credits of required nursing program requirements. Grades earned in transfer courses will count in the calculation of admission GPA.
Complete the required courses, to achieve a minimum grade of C. The most current grade will be used when a course is repeated for admission.
Required courses (65 percent of admission score)
- ENGL 13100 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
- PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology
- SOC 16101 Principles of Sociology
- BIOL 20300 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- MA 21300 Finite Mathematics
General education courses (35 percent of admission score)
- BIOL 20400 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
- Arts & humanities course
- Life and physical sciences—chemistry course
Important notes about required courses
The required science courses must have in-person labs. Required anatomy, math, microbiology, and physiology courses must be less than seven years old at the time of admission.
A maximum of two attempts is allowed for any required course in which you received a grade of C– or below. The grade earned on your second attempt will be used to calculate your GPA for the nursing application. A grade of C or higher must be earned by the second completed attempt.