Second Degree BSN Program

The second degree B.S.N. program track is designed for non-nurses with an earned bachelor's degree in a disparate discipline who are interested in earning a second undergraduate degree.

To be considered for the second degree B.S.N. Program track, students are eligible to apply for admission upon completion of all required science and core general education prerequisites.  Once accepted, students complete the full-time program in fifteen months using the full calendar year.

Additional Requirements for Admission

  • Apply for and be granted admission to IU South Bend. Admissions Office
  • Apply to IU South Bend School of Nursing's second degree program
  • Provide documentation showing a previously earned bachelor's degree in a nonnursing field.  Transcript(s) should demonstrate a minimum overall undergraduate degree GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum application GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for all core science prerequisites and general education courses counting toward the B.S.N. degree.
  • Students meeting the grade-point averages are not guaranteed admission into the Second Degree B.S.N. Program Option.  Admission is selective and driven by the qualified applicant pool.
  • A personal statement to include a reponse to an essay question requirement found on the application. Your statement should also comment on your commitment to complete the program.
  • Personal interview for applicants selected from initial review by the APG committee.
  • Applicants chosen after first review will be offered a person interview before final selections are made.
  • Make an appointment with one of our academic advisors by calling (574) 520.4571 to determine if the Second Degree B.S.N. Program Option is right for you!

The second degree program option typically begins studies during IU South Bend's summer session.

All academic policies in effect for the B.S.N. degree program apply for the second degree B.S.N. program track.

Required General Education Courses

Frequently Asked Questions