Plan of Study

BSN traditional track degree requirements and curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on the traditional track, you must complete 120 credit hours of coursework in three areas: prenursing coursework, nursing core courses, and general electives.

Map out your degree

You can use Indiana University’s iGPS tool to explore the degree requirements for the BSN traditional track, plan your coursework, and monitor your progress toward your degree.

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Prenursing coursework (29–31 credit hours)

To be eligible to apply to the BSN traditional track, you must complete between 29 and 31 hours of prenursing coursework by the end of your second semester. Prenursing coursework includes courses that fulfill the IU Fort Wayne General Education (GenEd) requirements, which all IU Fort Wayne students must meet in order to earn a bachelor’s degree, as well as specific courses that are required for your application to the BSN program.

Learn about prenursing coursework

Nursing core courses (75 credit hours)

The heart of the BSN curriculum consists of the nursing core courses, which include lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The nursing core is made up of 19 course topics that total 75 credit hours.

You will begin taking nursing core courses during your third semester at IU Fort Wayne, after you have been admitted to the BSN program.

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