School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Prepare for a Career in Nursing with an Indiana University Degree

Nursing is one of the nation’s fastest-growing, most in-demand professions. Nurses combine their scientific knowledge with a compassion­ate approach as they provide a range of services from caring for critically ill patients to teaching new mothers how to care for their babies.

At the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at IU East you can earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing in a hands-on, cre­ative learning environment. You’ll learn crucial nursing skills in an up-to-date clinical learning laboratory using the latest technology, includ­ing SimMan, a universal patient simulator that reflects real-life clinical situations, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to practice in a wide range of nursing specialties from acute and long-term care to public health and wellness education.


Now accepting applications for the RN to BSN Mobility Option

The application process has changed.  The application process is now completed online. Please click here, read and follow all directions provided. Be sure to check the application deadline date for session you will be applying for.

BSN Application Period Closed

For information about the application process and requirements, visit

Background Check Requirements

Many of the clinical sites where students complete clinical experiences are now requiring verification of criminal history before students can be placed in their organizations. Based on requirements of these agencies, as well as state and federal regulations, all students must provide evidence that they have submitted to a national criminal history check. Background checks must be submitted annually between the dates of May 1 – September 1. Students are required to visit and purchase the background check service each year. Please note national criminal history checks will only be accepted from Students should keep in mind that the results of the background check must be available to the Office of the Dean no later than September 1. Therefore, background check submissions should be completed at least two weeks prior to the September 1 deadline to assure processing is complete by the required deadline.

Students should use the code ND61 when submitting for the first time, and ND61R when returning in following years.



The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (and RN to BSN mobility option) program is accredited by:

Indiana State Board of Nursing
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Indiana Government Center South
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone (317) 234-2043

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone (404) 975-5000
Fax (404) 975-5020

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