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Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

Even in a declining job market, the nationwide demand for skilled nurses is still strong. While nurses with varying degrees of education are needed in Indiana at virtually all medical facilities, advancing from RN diplomas and ADNs to a Bachelor Degree in Nursing will open up many more opportunities. Registered nurses who have their BSN degree can qualify for many types of nursing careers including medical facility administration, nurse management and case management roles within insurance companies. Nurse managers are responsible for decision making, scheduling, organizing and all other tasks performed by the lead nurse of a team.

Attaining a BSN degree will allow registered nurses interested in practicing within a specialized field of nursing to realize their dreams. Many nursing concentrations such as pediatrics, obstetrics and midwifery require nurses to hold a BSN degree for consideration. Nurses with a BSN can also pursue further education such as a PhD in Nursing or Masters of Science in Nursing to become qualified for such positions as nurse practitioner, certified nursing anesthetists or Nursing Director responsible for implementation and oversight of all nursing policies and procedures of a medical institution.

Advanced nursing degree classes include subjects outside the realm of clinical studies such as business management, employee relations, and finance. Coursework will go beyond clinical aspects into such topics as human resources, patient and family intervention and counseling, facility and program budgeting and accounting methods, and intensified communication skills programs.

Salaries might increase for an RN moving into a specialized nursing position requiring a BSN degree. In Indiana, the average salary for a BSN nurse is over $50,000 per year. Management positions requiring a BSN can average over $80,000 annually. Career paths requiring an MSN degree come with salaries in the six-figure range with the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist making close to $150,000 on average. Other benefits such as paid time off and more concrete schedules are usually perks associated with a higher level of education.

Both campus and online programs are available to complete an RN to BSN transition program. Online programs provide a working person with more flexibility. However, in most circumstances, a brick and mortar campus or teaching hospital needs to be in close proximity as some of the required clinical coursework must be completed in-person. Tuition varies depending on the type of program and the academic institution. Most online programs do not have waiting lists, but campuses have limited enrollments. Nine Indiana colleges and university campuses offer traditional BSN programs. Most Indiana University campuses offer MSN programs except for East and Northwest. Smaller colleges like Bethel, Goshen and Valparaiso are quite limited. Capacity and program intensity determine a selective 3.0 grade point average to be considered for admittance. Other factors are also considered, making Indiana nursing programs very competitive.

Indiana RN to BSN Schools

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (MSN)

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.


  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student. Our nursing degrees offer the cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills needed in today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.


  • RN to MS - Nurse Executive
  • RN to MS - Nursing Education

List of RN to BSN Programs in Indiana (IN)

Ball State University
Bethel College of Indiana
Goshen College
Indiana State University
Indiana University East
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana University South Bend
Indiana University Southeast
Indiana University – Purdue University (Fort Wayne)
Indiana University – Purdue University (Indianapolis)
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marian College – Indiana
Purdue University
Purdue University North Central
Purdue University – Calumet
Saint Joseph’s College – Indiana
University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
University of Southern Indiana
Valparaiso University

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There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online
Western Governors University
Grand Canyon University

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