Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree will prepare you for a career as a professional nurse ready to provide care to individuals, families, communities, and populations in settings ranging from hospitals to school clinics to nursing homes.
The Indiana University School of Nursing offers a BSN degree program with three tracks on the Fort Wayne campus—traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and our new Accelerated Second-Degree track. The track you follow will depend on your current level of education and whether you have any previous nursing training.
When you graduate from the IU School of Nursing’s BSN program, you will be:
A critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making.
A culturally sensitive individual who provides holistic, individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care.
A knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources across the continuum of health care environments in order to meet the evolving health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
An individual who understands and considers the impact of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery.
An individual who embodies the professional identity of the nurse and who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing.
An effective communicator who collaborates with interprofessional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes.
A competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse health care environments.
An accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety.
An individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
As a nursing student at IU Fort Wayne, you'll work closely with your academic advisor to prepare for admission into the nursing program. You and your advisor will track your progress to ensure you are on the right track for graduation and licensure.