RN to BSN in Indiana

In recent decades, Indiana has faced a statewide decrease in wages due to an expanding rural population and the loss of manufacturing jobs. This issue has greatly affected registered nurses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state’s 60,000 RNs have a mean annual income of $58,900, approximately $7,000 less than the national average. Demand for RNs is expected to increase over the next 10 years at a greater rate than the job market as a whole, but slower than the national average of 19%.

New programs, such as the one intended to decrease Indiana’s high infant mortality rate, are contributing to the increased need for BSN educated nurses. The Indiana Star recently reported that the need for registered nurse practitioners is critical throughout the state, and demand is expected to grow by 28% by 2022.

  1. Southern New Hampshire University

    Manchester, NH & Online : RN to BSN Online

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    • Ranked #1 most innovative school by US News in 2017!
    • Transfer up to 90 credits toward the BSN, with a minimum of 30 credits completed at SNHU
    • Complete your undergraduate degree at your own pace, over six 9-week terms per year
  2. Saint Mary's University - Minnesota

    Minneapolis, MN & Online : Accelerated RN to BSN Online

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    • Accelerated learning. Earn your BSN in as little as one year.
    • Increase your earning potential. RNs with BSNs earn 43% more than those without a bachelor's degree according to the Nurses Journal.
    • Free iPad. All students receive an iPad to access classes from anywhere.
  3. Sacred Heart University

    Fairfield, CT & Online : Online RN-BSN

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    • Learn from a top nursing school. Sacred Heart University is recognized by U.S. News as a top university.
    • Build upon existing education. You can transfer up to 90 credits from previous college courses.
    • Get support on your schedule. Sacred Heart's classes are designed for working RNs and provide one-on-one support to online students.
  4. Capella University

    Minneapolis, MN & Online : RN to MSN - Nursing Leadership

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    • Ultimate flexibility. Capella's signature FLEXPATH curriculum lets you learn at your pace, maintain a full-time job and apply knowledge in the field immediately.
    • Simple, affordable tuition. You can earn your MSN in as little as 12 to 18 months and pay a flat tuition rate every 12 weeks, no matter how many classes you take.
    • Personalized support. Capella focuses on student success with FlexPath coaches, instructors and tutors every step of the way.

Featured Indiana Nurse

Nola A. Schmidt PhD, RN, CNE
Professor

My advice to nurses considering a BSN is to just do it. While it takes time and energy to complete the coursework, your credibility among colleagues will increase. Coursework will hone your critical thinking and leadership skills, and you’ll learn about evidence-based practice, which involves using best practices to assure patients receive safe and effective care. When finished, you’ll be a better nurse, and who doesn’t want to be that?!

RN-to-BSN Programs in Indiana

Here we have compiled a comprehensive listing of Indiana’s RN to BSN programs. In the summaries below, you will find all the essential program information to help you quickly and easily narrow down your RN to BSN search.

Ball State University

$ 290 resident
$ 483 nonresident

Application Deadlines

July 1st, December 1st and April 1st

  • Applicants must have a degree from an Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission program.
  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Applicants must pass a background check.
Online 2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306

Bethel College of Indiana

$ 378 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Rolling

  • Registered nurses may complete the program in 12 months or 20 months
  • The program requires 32 credits in upper level nursing
  • Accreditation provided by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
  • This is a Christian University.
Hybrid 1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Goshen College

$ 16,600 program total

Application Deadlines

August 15th

  • The program can be completed in 19 months.
  • Students take one evening class per week year round.
  • The program requires 40 credits to complete.
  • Applicants must be Indiana or Michigan licensed RNs.
Campus 1700 S Main St
Goshen, IN 46526

Harrison College

$ 465 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Rolling

  • Applicants must be currently licensed RNs.
  • Instructors possess an MSN or higher.
  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Online 550 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2611

Huntington University

$ 720 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Rolling

  • The program is based on Christian principles and a Christian worldview.
  • The program may be completed in 2 years.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 50 credits at a regionally accredited school.
  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Online 2303 College Ave
Huntington, IN 46750

Indiana State University

$ 8,216 per semester

Application Deadlines

June 1st, November 1st and April 1st

  • The program requires 35 credit hours to complete.
  • Applicants may earn up to 10 credits for professional experience.
  • Up to 90 credits from other degrees may be transferable.
  • Accreditation provided by the Commission for Education in Nursing.
Online 210 N 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Indiana University East

$ 207 resident
$ 583 nonresident

Application Deadlines

Rolling

  • Applicants must possess a current unencumbered RN License.
  • Applicants must have earned an associate degree.
  • Program requires 36 credits to complete.
  • The program may be completed in as few as 12 months
Online 2325 Chester Blvd
Richmond, IN 47374-1289

Indiana University Southeast

$ 204 resident
$ 583 nonresident

Application Deadlines

Rolling

  • The program may be completed in as few as 12 months.
  • Students attend class one day per week.
  • Transfer credits are accepted.
  • Students may be awarded credit for prior knowledge and experience.
Campus 4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150

Indiana University-Kokomo

$ 212 resident
$ 593 nonresident

Application Deadlines

August 6th

  • Applicants are eligible to transfer up to 35 credits from an accredited ASN degree.
  • Required coursework may be completed in 12 to 24 months.
  • Applicants are required to be a currently licensed registered nurse.
  • The program requires 33 credits in upper level nursing.
Campus and Hybrid 2300 S Washington St
Kokomo, IN 46904

Indiana University-Northwest

$ 209 resident
$ 583 nonresident

Application Deadlines

July 1st, December 1st and April 1st

  • Students may complete coursework in 12, 18 or 24 months.
  • Flexible scheduling available for working nurses.
  • Courses are asynchronous and online.
  • Applicants must have an ASN.
Online 3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne

$ 265 resident
$ 636 nonresident

Application Deadlines

June 30th, December 1st and April 15th

  • Applicants must have an ASN from an NLNAC accredited program.
  • The program is open to licensed RNs.
  • The program is accredited by the Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Online 2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis

$ 263 resident
$ 969 nonresident

Application Deadlines

May 1st, November 1st and March 15th

  • Courses are offered on an asynchronous basis.
  • The program may be completed in 12 to 24 months.
  • Courses consist of 6 or 8 week long modules.
  • Financial aid is available.
Online 425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143

Indiana University-South Bend

$ 210 resident
$ 583 nonresident

Application Deadlines

December 3rd

  • Students may attend on either a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Students may start the program during the fall, spring or summer semesters.
  • RNs must have earned an ASN from an NLNAC or ACEN accredited school.
  • Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurses.
Online 1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46634

Indiana Wesleyan University

$ 417 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Rolling

  • This is an Evangelical Christian university.
  • The program may be completed in 19 months.
  • The program is open to currently licensed registered nurses.
  • Students must complete 30 upper level nursing credits.
Campus and Online 4201 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953-4974

Marian University Indianapolis

$ 30,500 per semester

Application Deadlines

August 1st, December 20th and March 10th

  • The program is open to RNs who wish to earn a BSN.
  • The program is approved by the Indiana Board of Nursing.
  • This is a Catholic university.
Campus, Online, and Hybrid 3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997

Purdue University - Northwest

$ 221 resident
$ 650 nonresident

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission

  • Applicants must be currently licensed Indiana registered nurses.
  • Students must complete at least 32 credits of upper level nursing coursework.
  • Accreditation provided by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Campus 1401 S US Hwy 421
Westville, IN 46391

Purdue University-Calumet Campus

$ 218 resident
$ 522 nonresident

Application Deadlines

July 31st

  • Full RN to BSN program is 120 credits.
  • Applicants must have a current unencumbered RN license.
  • Upper division coursework may be completed in 15 months.
Online 2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

$ 496 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

August 6th

  • Applicants must be currently licensed registered nurses with an associate degree.
  • Coursework is available on an asynchronous basis.
  • The program requires 30 credit hours in upper level nursing.
  • The program may be completed in as little as 3 semesters.
Online 1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876-1099

University of Evansville

$ 285 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

December 1st

  • Applicants must have a current unencumbered RN license.
  • Most students complete the program in 12 to 18 months.
  • Coursework may be completed on a self-paced basis.
  • Financial aid is available.
Online 1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722

University of Indianapolis

$ 340 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

April 27th

  • This post licensure program is open to currently licensed RNs.
  • 30 credits are required to complete this program.
  • Both the on campus and online programs may be completed in as few as 12 months.
  • Applicants must pass a criminal background check.
Campus and Online 1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

$ 400 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Rolling

  • Accreditation provided by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
  • The program has been approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
  • The program may be completed in 12 full-time months or 24 part-time months.
  • Applicants must have a current unencumbered RN license.
Online 2701 Spring St
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

University of Southern Indiana

$ 221 resident
$ 332 nonresident

Application Deadlines

August 21st

  • This is an asynchronous, self-paced program.
  • Applicants must have an ASN from an accredited school.
  • Applicants must possess an active, unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credits in upper level nursing.
Online 8600 University Blvd
Evansville, IN 47712

Valparaiso University

$ 35,030 per year

Application Deadlines

October 15th and March 15th

  • Licensure as an Indiana registered nurse is required for admission.
  • Applicants must have earned an associate degree from an accredited program.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits.
  • Valparaiso is affiliated with the Lutheran Church.
Campus US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Vincennes University

$ 190 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

October 24th

  • The program may be completed in as few as 12 months.
  • New cohorts begin each August and January.
  • Applicants must be licensed, registered nurses with an ASN.
  • Accreditation provided by Commission for Education in Nursing.
Campus and Online 1002 N First St
Vincennes, IN 47591

Please contact the RN to BSN program in Indiana that you are interested in enrolling in to confirm details and to learn more. If you run an accredited RN to BSN program in Indiana that is not listed above; please reach out to us with program information and proof of accreditation. Thank you!

State Commitment to RN to BSN Education Paths

The Future of Nursing campaign is a nationwide effort to bring the country up to the standards of nursing as outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. As a part of the effort, Indiana has formed a State Action Coalition with the singular objective of achieving the goals set forth by the campaign. Having at least 80% of the nursing workforce hold a BSN degree is an integral part of this initiative and we have outlined below the ways in which Indiana is actively progressing on this front.

  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Practice & Care
  • Interprofessional Care
  • Diversity
  • Data
Education

What is being done to increase the number of Indiana RN’s with a BSN?

The AC is developing a statewide plan to move nurses seamlessly across levels of education and increase education-practice partnerships.

Are students enrolled via identified promising models of education progression?

Yes. RN to MSN Programs; State or Regional Competency Based Programs; and State or Regional Shared Curriculum.

Leadership

What programs are being implemented to prepare nurses to lead change to advance health?

The AC works with partner organizations to increase the number of nurses on hospital boards.

Practice & Care

Is the Coalition working to remove barriers to RN level of care?

Yes. The AC is convening meetings with other healthcare organizations with the goal of developing and promoting legislation.

Are they advancing state policy to remove barriers to care provided by APRNs?

No specific plans announced.

Interprofessional Care

Is the state working to improve communication, transparency, and cooperation between healthcare providers?

The AC actively develops and promotes simulation curricula for nursing training programs statewide.

Diversity

How are they improving diversity of the nursing workforce and care provided?

No specific plans announced.

Data

What steps are being taken to remove gaps in workforce and health care data?

The AC is looking into a partnership with the IU Center for Workforce Studies to improve data collection and dissemination for nurses and patients.

Contact Info

Kimberly J. Harper

RN. MS - Executive Director
Indiana Center for Nursing

Richard Kiovsky

MD – Director
Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

Source: Campaign for Action

For a detailed progress report and additional workgroup contact information, please see the Indiana Action Coalition page.

Indiana Licensing

Indiana is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). An Indiana nursing license is only valid within the state. For licensing information, visit the Indiana Department of Health and Human Services.

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Nursing Employment Outlook

Nursing Supply and Demand Projections

Source: "The Future of the Nursing Workforce," US HRSA, accessed June 2015.

What Nurses Make on Average in Major Cities

Source: BLS OES, May 2013. Accessed May 2014. Some data not provided.

Additional Information


Other State RNtoBSN Information