Indiana University - Southeast
4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, Indiana 47150
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BSN mobility program has been developed to address the specific needs of working registered nurses who return to the university to earn the BSN. It is designed for RNs whose highest academic credential in nursing is a diploma or associate degree in nursing.
RN to BSN courses are offered using a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student learning and ease of mobility.
-In most cases, the student can take courses by attending class only one day a week.
-Upon admission to the nursing cohort, the registered nurse can graduate within one year.
-Credit is awarded for relevant courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher learning.
-Registered nurses receive advanced standing in the baccalaureate program following successful completion of required nursing transition courses.
-Registered nurses can receive credit for valid specialty certification from a professional nursing organization in an appropriate area of nursing. A maximum of 2 credit hours may be awarded.
-Students can receive credit for prior knowledge and skills consistent with specific required course objectives/outcomes through the portfolio option.
-Many academic activities can be integrated into the RN's current professional practice.
BSN Program Details
The mission of Indiana University Southeast School of Nursing is to create a community of learning that addresses society's need for caring professionals and that nurtures students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
The baccalaureate program prepares competent, professional nurses to meet current and future societal health care needs. Program graduates function as practitioners and leaders in acute and long-term care, community settings, homecare and non-traditional settings. The creative curriculum provides a foundation for graduate study. The graduate possesses a broad knowledge of the humanities, biological and social sciences, and nursing. As a beginning practitioner the graduate applies well-developed problem solving skills in caring for individuals, families and communities.
The curriculum is composed of two areas of study: (1) general education and (2) classroom and clinical nursing courses. The majority of 29-31 credit hours of general education prerequisites are completed on the Southeast campus. Course work completed at other colleges or universities will be evaluated for equivalency with courses at IU Southeast and transfer of credit may be granted.
MSN Program Details
A clinical nurse specialist is an advanced practice nurse. CNSs specialize in a delimited area of practice. CNSs are clinical experts in nursing and focus on the diagnosis and treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness. A CNS uses theory and research to guide and improve nursing care and to make important and unique contributions to health care, including:
-providing expert nursing care to complex patients in a variety of health care settings, such as communities, hospitals, home care, corporate, and others;
-developing, implementing, and evaluating population-based programs of care;
-developing and evaluating innovative interventions that achieve improved clinical and fiscal outcomes;
-collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to coordinate health care services and to implement best practice models;
-developing research utilization projects that lead to innovative health care practices, and evaluating products and devices; and
-mentoring nursing staff in solving patient care problems.
The adult health clinical nurse specialist track is a 42-credit-hour program. It is designed for either part- or full-time study. The graduate courses in the adult health clinical nurse specialist track offer a wide range of advanced practice learning experiences in a variety of health care settings. The required courses in the track provide a solid foundation in the use of research and theory as a basis for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness. Students build knowledge and skill in a specialty practice area through individualized, clinically-focused learning experiences. Elective courses enable students to tailor their studies to meet their career goals or emerging employment opportunities.
The program includes 520 hours of supervised clinical practice. Graduates are eligible for certification as Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Through individualized planning, students may also be eligible for Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist offered by the AACN Certification Corporation or Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist offer by Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.