School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Apply for the Site-Based RN to BSN Program

Step 1: Apply to IU East

Program applicants must be admitted to IU East as a degree seeking student, however you can and should apply to the RN to BSN program (see step 2) as soon as possible (you do not need to wait for acceptance to the university to do so).

Step 2: Apply to the Program

The final application deadline for the Richmond, Lawrenceburg and Madison on-campus cohorts is August 1st. For deadlines for our online cohorts, please refer to

Choose your RN to BSN Location

Cohorts are currently being offered in:

  • Richmond, IN
  • Lawrenceburg, IN
  • Madison, IN

Please indicate on your application which cohort you wish to join. Classes meet one evening per week for approximately 3 1/2 hours. NURS-S475, NURS-S487, and NURS-R470 are clinical courses with project-based clinical requirements set by the instructor. These classes may require hours outside of the traditional class meetings.

Admissions Requirements:

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Successful completion of NCLEX-RN and be licensed in the state of Indiana (except Good Sam students)
  • Unlicensed applicants may be admitted on a probationary basis
  • 2.5 GPA from Associate or Diploma Program
  • Completion of Criminal Background Check and Urine Drug Screen (instructions provided in program application)
  • Valid RN license must be obtained prior to starting classes.

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For questions about our RN to BSN programs in Richmond and Dayton OH, please contact Carla Ballenger at or 765-973-8336.

For questions about our RN to BSN programs in Lawrenceburg and Madison, please contact Nichole Mann at or 765-973-8353.

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Thank you so much for your interest in IU East! Please feel free to contact us with any questions at or (765) 973-8208.
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