Traditional Track

Your nursing career starts here

If you don’t have a previous nursing degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing traditional track at the Indiana University School of Nursing is for you. This track prepares you for entry-level professional nursing positions in a variety of settings, and also serves as a foundation for graduate study in nursing.

The traditional track requires four years of full-time study—one year of general education and prenursing coursework and three years of nursing core courses. After you have completed the requirements of the BSN degree program, you must pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become a licensed registered nurse.

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Nursing program admission

To be eligible to apply to the BSN traditional track, you must be admitted to IU as a degree-seeking student and complete a year of prenursing coursework.

There is no direct admission to the School of Nursing for high school students. Admission to the BSN traditional track is competitive, with approximately 160 students accepted on the Fort Wayne campus each year.

Learn how to apply to the BSN traditional track

Plan of study

The BSN traditional track features a concept-based curriculum centered on current trends in health care. It requires 120 credit hours of coursework in three areas: general education coursework, nursing core courses, and general electives.

Learn more about the BSN traditional track curriculum

Academic advising

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.

Learn more about academic advising