Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at Indiana nursing schools

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

Harrison College prides itself on truly knowing our students -- their lives and families, obstacles and motivations and their dreams and goals. We also know their potential -- that's why for more than 100 years, our mission has been to provide a supportive environment, with the expectation that their success also benefits their families, friends and communities. That's the Harrison Difference.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN
Locations: Columbus

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
  • And more...

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
Take the next step in your career with Thomas More College. We offer a variety of accelerated business degree programs designed specifically for the busy working adult.

Programs:

    Locations: Cincinnati

    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.

    Programs:

    • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
    • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN-MSN)
    • Specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
    • And more...

    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.

    Programs:

    • 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.

    Programs:

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

    Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

    * Programs vary by location

    * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


    Programs:

    • Associate Degree in Nursing
    Locations: Indianapolis

    Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

    Home to more than 58,000 students from all 50 states and 125 different countries, Rutgers’ mission is to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. That’s made possible by a faculty and staff of over 13,000 members, which includes an Abel Prize winner, Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more.

    Programs:

    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

     


    Programs:

    • Doctor of Education - 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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