The nursing program at IU Kokomo is a high-quality bachelor's degree program that prepares nurses as effective leaders, capable of collaborating with the interdisciplinary health team to promote safety and to achieve optimal patient outcomes across a variety of settings, including the hospital, home, and community.
The B.S.N. degree program integrates a strong background in the sciences and liberal arts with an excellent education in the profession of nursing. It is tailored to meet the needs of beginning students as well as experienced nurses returning to complete a B.S.N. A strong background is provided for students in practice and for future graduate study.
There are two degree tracks available to students. The Pre-licensure track is for the traditional nursing student, while the R.N. to B.S.N. track is for the already registered nurse who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Upon completion of the R.N. to B.S.N track, a student could go on to earn their master's degree in nursing with an additional two years of coursework if they meet the requirements and go through the competitive application process. Please note that once admitted to the nursing program you will pay a nursing program fee for every course you take, in or out of nursing. Contact the Office of the Bursar if you have questions about tuition or fees. Consider completing all non-NURS courses in advance of applying to the program.
Program Learning Outcomes
The IU Kokomo B.S.N. graduate will meet program learning outcomes and embody them in their professional practice as a nurse who is:
- a critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making.
- a culturally sensitive individual who provides holistic individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care.
- a knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources across the continuum of healthcare environments in order to meet the evolving health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
- an individual who understands and considers the impact of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery.
- an individual who embodies the professional identity of the nurse and who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing.
- an effective communicator who collaborates with interprofessional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes.
- a competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse healthcare environments.
- an accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and who balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety.
- an individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
All NURS courses, courses used for the nursing elective and pre-nursing courses used for application to the major must be completed with a C or higher.
This is a tentative schedule for IU Kokomo nursing students to complete the nursing program in four years. This timeframe may change depending on math placement and unsuccessful completion of courses. All students need to work closely with a nursing advisor to ensure successful completion of their plan.
R.N. to B.S.N. Curriculum
This degree includes 120 hours of total coursework including the following:
See an academic advisor for the School of Nursing and Division of Allied Health Sciences for information on general-education requirements.
The R.N. to B.S.N. track requires the following:
Nursing Courses (33 credit hours) Special Credit Courses (35 credit hours)
- NURS-B 232 Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing: Theory, Practice, Research (4 cr.)
- NURS-B 248 Science and Technology of Nursing (2 cr.)
- NURS-B 249 Science and Technology of Nursing: Practicum (2 cr.)
- NURS-H 351 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Health (3 cr.)
- NURS-H 352 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Health: Practicum (2 cr.)
- NURS-H 353 Alterations in Health I (3 cr.)
- NURS-H 354 Alterations in Health I: Practicum (2 cr.)
- NURS-H 361 Alterations in Health II (3 cr.)
- NURS-H 362 Alterations in Health II: Practicum (2 cr.)
- NURS-H 363 The Developing Family and Child (4 cr.)
- NURS-H 364 The Developing Family and Child: Practicum (3 cr.)
- NURS-S 470 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures (3 cr.)
- NURS-S 471 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures: Practicum (2 cr.)