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RN to BSN online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $9,900

Program Overview


The RN to BSN online degree at UIndy is an accelerated program designed to support career advancement for the professional nurse. Our cutting-edge curriculum offers professional development projects and real-world learning that is relevant from day one in your nursing practice. This program can improve and deepen your critical thinking skills, giving you the flexibility and knowledge needed to excel in today's changing health care environment. Courses are designed following Quality Matters standards, as well as others, including the Online Learning Consortium.

Our professional, clinically current faculty supports you throughout your program

UIndy has established many community partnerships and employer connections. As a preferred provider with major hospitals, our graduates can access a variety of service and employment opportunities.

The program emphasizes a foundation in evidence-based practice, with a worldview of improving community health. Our streamlined, online curriculum allows you to continue your education all the way to an MSN if desired. Together, we are creating a new type of nurse—a model for emerging nurse leaders committed to service, critical thinking and improving public health one patient at a time.

In this program, you will receive:

  • Academic support throughout your program
  • A strong base of nursing knowledge, evidence-based practice, and an understanding of improving community health
  • A relevant, quality education that you can apply immediately to the workplace


Courses give you a strong base of nursing knowledge, research concepts and evidence-based practice. Courses help you to be a critical, flexible thinker who can apply knowledge immediately to the workplace. Examples of coursework include Pathophysiological Concepts for Professional Nursing, Health Promotion Across the Lifespan, and Managing and Leading in Nursing.

To see the full list of our RN to BSN online courses, view courses.


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree at the University of Indianapolis. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For the RN to BSN online, interested students must be fully admitted to the University of Indianapolis; have graduated from a regionally accredited university; and have a current, unencumbered RN license.

To learn more about our RN to BSN online admission requirements, view admissions.


Tuition for the RN to BSN online degree program is the same affordable price for students who reside in or out of state. To help make the cost more manageable, students can pay for each course as they enroll and may choose to seek federal assistance by filing aid applications. Plus, there are no commuting costs when completing your degree online!

To learn more about our RN to BSN online tuition, view tuition.


In our continued quest to make online learning convenient for our RN to BSN students, there are multiple start dates each year on the academic calendar. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the RN to BSN online, view calendar.

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For the RN to BSN online program, the curriculum includes seven nursing courses, including a Capstone Professional Nursing Practicum.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 5

This transitional, nurse-centered course is designed for graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs. An overview of the BSN program's major organizational concepts is presented. The concept of community-based care is introduced. Students explore the meaning of professionalism, commitment to personal and professional growth, and professional socialization from a nursing perspective. Students explore all nursing roles with an emphasis on the roles of political activist, advocate, researcher, and leader/manager. The concepts of wellness and illness are explored. Students select and apply nursing concepts in appropriate health care environments. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Basic research concepts, the research process, and evidence-based practice are introduced in this course. The differences between qualitative and quantitative research are discussed. Interpretation of statistics commonly found in nursing research is explored. A method of scientific writing is presented. Knowledge of the research process, statistics, scientific writing, and critical thinking is demonstrated through the writing and presentation of critiques of published nursing research. This course provides the foundation for the application of nursing research in nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURN 320.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This foundational course focuses on holistic responses to changes in the internal and external environment. The concepts of adaptation and maladaptation are studied as they apply to holistic responses of persons across the lifespan. Pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of each disease are studied, with emphasis given to defining scientific rationale for nursing actions. Prerequisites: NURN 320 and NURN 330.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 7

Health promotion is explored across the lifespan. A holistic approach is utilized to address the lifelong health requirements of diverse populations in the community. Knowledge of nursing, behavioral, and physical sciences is integrated and applied when providing nursing care. Continued development of core competencies, core knowledge, and role development is emphasized with primary focus on disease prevention/health promotion. Prerequisites: NURN 320, 330 and 340.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This population-based course prepares students for entry-level community health nursing and public health nursing practice. Health promotion and protection, risk reduction, and disease prevention are the foci of care. Knowledge of global and environmental health is integrated and applied to public health. Special emphasis is given to public health policies, core functions in public health, standards of public health nursing, and the theories/models of public health. Students work with representatives of selected population groups to enhance the health status of a community. The application of nursing process is utilized for directing care in public health. Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses and NURN 416.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The role of the experienced nurse as manager and leader is the focus of the course. Traditional leadership and management perspectives are integrated into contemporary nursing trends and practical application in various health care settings. Management and leadership theories, organizational characteristics, management functions, legal, ethical and cultural issues, data management and informatics, and managed care concepts are included in the course content. Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses, NURN 416 and NURN 421.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course provides graduates of ASN and diploma programs an opportunity to direct their learning in a clinical area of interest. Students will design and implement their own learning experience. The course incorporates adult learning principles using a process-driven approach. Prerequisites: all nursing courses.

Students may be required to complete additional non-nursing courses.

RN to BSN Online Admission Requirements

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • Be fully admitted to the University of Indianapolis
  • Have graduated from a nationally accredited ASN/ADN or Diploma program (ACEN, CCNE, CNEA accreditation) at a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Have a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to begin the program

The University of Indianapolis is authorized to offer online education to students in Indiana as well as Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).


The University of Indianapolis supports the efforts of students pursuing higher education and will work with students to meet their funding requirements.

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing an RN to BSN online:

Program Per Credit Hour Per Three-Credit Hour Total Tuition
RN to BSN $330 $990 $9,900*

*Does not include $75/semester technology fee.

Students may be required to complete additional non-nursing courses, which could increase the total cost of the program.

Financial Aid

Choosing the right school is important, and so is planning how to pay for it. At UIndy, nine out of 10 students receive some form of financial aid. We know that making your way through the maze of scholarships, grants, loans and other funding can be confusing. Our Office of Financial Aid will help you navigate the process of financial aid for your RN to BSN online.

UIndy offers a specialized financial aid staff whose mission includes assisting you in making your educational dreams a reality. We are here to help as you move through the financial aid process. Don't hesitate to contact us as questions or concerns arise.


RN to BSN online

At the University of Indianapolis, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate your schedule. Our calendar includes other important dates to make it easier for you to get started on your program.

Course Start App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
7/3/2017 6/12/2017 6/21/2017 6/28/2017 6/28/2017
8/28/2017 8/7/2017 8/16/2017 8/23/2017 8/23/2017
10/23/2017 10/2/2017 10/11/2017 10/18/2017 10/18/2017
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