Indiana University - East
2325 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, Indiana 47374
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Nursing classes meet one time per week (currently Wednesdays 5-8pm) over the course of four semesters and one summer. Once you begin the program your nursing class time will remain the same as long as you progress in sequence.
We require only three clinical courses (management, community health, and capstone) which may be done in your community and in your areas of interest. Clinicals are project based and are not repetitious of previous learning. Upon completion of two transition courses (B304 and B404), all RN to BSN students are given special credit for previous nursing coursework at no cost to the student.
Courses completed in your associate program count toward general education regardless of when they were completed as long as a grade of C or higher was achieved. Remaining general education requirements may be taken before, during, or after the completion of nursing coursework. These courses may be taken at IU East, other institutions, or online. The use of adult learning principles and flexibility are the keys to student success.
BSN Program Details
Baccalaureate nursing education provides a broad foundation in the sciences and liberal arts, which is necessary for preparing professional nurses who are capable of practicing in a competent and responsible fashion as informed citizens in a dynamic and diverse society.
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program are expected to demonstrate competency in being a critical thinker; a culturally competent person; a knowledgeable coordinator of community resources; a politically aware professional; a beginning practitioner whose actions are consistent with professional legal and ethical standards; an effective communicator; a competent provider of health care; a person who exemplifies a positive public image; and a responsible manager. These competencies are consistent with the 1998 “Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice,” established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the 2004 “Standards of Nursing Practice,” established by the American Nurses’ Association (ANA), along with the ANA 2001 Code of Ethics.
Baccalaureate graduates assist individuals, families, and communities in attaining mutually established health goals and in facilitating the highest level of functioning for individuals, families, and communities toward the maximization of their health potential. Baccalaureate education must prepare graduates to be knowledgeable workers and processors of information, and to navigate complex health care systems using available technologies as they design and develop, independently or in conjunction with others, more efficient and effective approaches to the delivery of health care services.
MSN Program Details
IU East is partnering with IU Kokomo to offer a master of science in nursing program with two tracks: nursing education and nursing administration. The program will be offered in a flexible and affordable format right within your community.
The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing is to prepare registered nurses with advanced practice nursing knowledge in the areas of nursing education and administration. Nurses with this advanced knowledge will enhance health care for the community and impact the health care delivery system. Serving in education and leadership and administrative roles will provide opportunities for enhanced health care delivery systems and ultimately improved health for citizens. Nurses with masters’ preparation are and will continue to be in strong demand. Health care is a growth industry. Continued regional growth in health care cannot be sustained without advancements in the level of nursing care.
The nurse administration track will enable you to function in advanced level management positions requiring an advanced nursing degree. Hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, extended care facilities, and nurse managed health centers as well as a multitude of community agencies are potential employers of advanced practice nurses.
The nurse education track will prepare you for faculty roles at universities and colleges, addressing the existing nationwide shortage of nurses and well-prepared nursing faculty. This track also prepares nurses to function as staff educators for various healthcare institutions and community health settings.