USI’s online RN to BSN offers a solid professional foundation to excel in your nursing career. Enrich your evidence-based nursing experience with knowledge that prepares you for roles in nursing leadership or graduate school.
Our online nursing program focuses on creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as well as strong communication abilities to equip you to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care delivery system. USI's superior nursing faculty have extensive clinical and nursing leadership experience. Courses will address current topics including global health, evidence-based practices and informatics to advance nursing practice.
Credit for Prior Learning Through Validation
Opportunities for validation of courses are available through current board certification, portfolio or University of Southern Indiana examination. Information about validation options will be provided in the first course.
As a graduate of this online program, you will qualify for roles such as:
- Public Health Nurse
- Care Coordinator
- Case Manager
- Health Educator
- Nurse Manager
CCNE-Accredited Nursing Program
Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
Affordable online program tuition at USI
USI offers students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition.
*Total cost of the RN to BSN online program is for 30 credit hours of core nursing courses only. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Trustees.
Any questions regarding tuition should be directed to the Bursar's Office. If you step out of the program, returning to the program may have different tuition and fees applied.
Billing and Payment Schedule
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The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA must be received by the federal processing center by April 15th each year to be considered for state financial aid as well as federal financial aid. USI's Federal School Code is 001808. You will need an FSA ID to electronically sign your FASFA. If you do not have an FSA ID, you may create one at StudentAid.gov.
Once you are admitted to the program and we receive your FAFSA, you can see the financial aid you qualify for and accept or decline your Direct Student Loan on your myUSI. For more information, visit our Student Financial Assistance page, access our Financial Aid FAQs, or contact us with any questions regarding financial resources that may be available to you.
Student Financial Assistance Office
Local Phone: 812-464-1767
Toll Free Phone: 800-467-1965
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CDT)
Dates you need to know
Now is the time to start earning your RN to BSN degree online! USI provides you with the convenience of an accelerated application-to-start calendar.
To learn more about the next start dates including application deadlines, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at [email protected] or call 812-461-5218.
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Qualifications for our RN to BSN online program
The University of Southern Indiana's online RN to BSN program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.
- Associate Degree
- Minimum 2.3 GPA
- RN License
Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission to USI's online RN to BSN degree program:
- Associate degree or diploma in nursing from a nationally-accredited nursing program and a regionally-accredited college or university.
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in previous academic work. Students with a 2.0-2.29 GPA will be considered on an individual basis.
- RN license not required to apply to program. However, unencumbered RN license (no action or pending action against license) is required before starting first nursing course.
- Completed USI RN to BSN Undergraduate Application
- Must reside in an approved state
- Employed by or have access to a health care work environment to complete course projects
- Non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements as established by the USI Center for International Programs
- Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:
USI Undergraduate Admissions
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712
- Official electronic transcripts may be sent to:
Zachary's Law Compliance Policy
To comply with state and federal regulations, potential and current students and faculty in selected programs within the College of Nursing and Health Professions will be required to have a criminal records check relating to sexual and violent offenses against children.
In accordance with the state of Indiana's revisions of Zachary's Law made in January of 2003, the College of Nursing and Health Professions will verify if the student is registered with the registry for convicted sexual and violent offenders against children, and will continue to do so at least annually for as long as the student remains in the program.
Should the student's name appear in the sex offender registry, the student will be denied admission to or progression in the undergraduate nursing program. If the listing is the result of an error, it will become the student's responsibility to correct the error before admission or progression in the program will be permitted.
Read about our RN to BSN online program
To complete the RN to BSN online program, you must complete 30 credits of core nursing courses and 18 credits of specified non-nursing support courses which directly support nursing practice. Non-nursing classes may be transferred in or taken at USI. The number of non-nursing support courses needed will be determined by a review of your transcripts and incorporated into an individualized plan of study.
Nursing students may transfer in credits earned at an accredited community college or four-year university. There is no limitation of credits that may transfer into USI.
A total of 120 credits is required for the BSN degree.
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