3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Adult Health Nursing - Master's degree
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The School of Nursing offers the RN to BSN completion program. Recognizing the complex difficulties that adult nurses face in returning to school to obtain a BSN the School of Nursing has streamlined the curriculum. Nursing courses will be coordinated with the times that general education courses are taught.
RN-BSN students who have completed one year of clinical practice may develop an Individualized Plan of Study (IPOS) for the senior nursing courses. This plan developed during NUB 421 IPOS Seminar in the fall semester, will recognize professional experience of the RN and enable the student and course faculty to design specific goals and activities for completion of clinical objectives for NUB 401: Leadership and/or NUB 450: Community Health. This approach avoids duplication of experiences, allows flexibility in completing clinical hours, and enables the RN to design individualized activities that foster professional growth in relation to course objectives.
BSN Program Details
The generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing track is designed for students who do not have a college degree. Graduates from the program receive a BSN.
Highlights of the program include:
Six semester clinical rotation after successful completion of pre-requisites
Personal attention from well-qualified, expert faculty
Well-represented as one of the largest majors on campus
After successful completion of the pre-requisites, students then make application to the clinical rotation. Students are then ranked based on our decision tree for admission to the clinical.
If students are admitted to the six semester clinical rotation, they will experience nine different clinicals focused in general and specialized areas of nursing. Clinicals are classes that have a lecture portion and an off-campus, hands-on experience in a healthcare agency. Marian University is fortunate to have the opportunity to have access to many top notch healthcare facilities in the city of Indianapolis and the surrounding area. During their career at Marian University, students will be able to experience nursing in an urban setting, a rural setting, a small hospital, a large hospital, and a multitude of other sites. This not only allows students to get a well-rounded education, but gives them a good idea of where they might best fit post graduation.
When students graduate from the bachelor of science in nursing program, they will be prepared to work in a multitude of different areas in healthcare. Their knowledge in the liberal arts and in nursing will serve as an asset in all that they encounter in the working world.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The accelerated baccalaureate in nursing (BSN) is designed for students who have a minimum of a previous bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing. Graduates of the program receive a BSN degree.
Highlights of the program include:
-Accelerated nursing clinical rotation after successful completion of pre-requisite and general education requirements
-Personal attention from well-qualified, expert faculty
-Small, close-knit cohort of no more than 24 students for foundation courses
Hands-on education takes place at a variety of settings throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding area. The clinical work begins in our Louis C. Gatto Nursing Resource Center where students can learn and practice with faculty supervision and feedback. Later, students develop and practice in real-world hospital settings with direct faculty supervision. Clinical experiences will include adult health, obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health, leadership and management, intensive care, and a variety of community-based health settings.
Students in the accelerated BSN program complete most nursing courses in five- to seven-week rotations. The senior nursing courses are typically taken with other senior nursing students. Applications are received on an ongoing basis and admission to this option is in January of each year.