The Baccalaureate Track for Registered Nurses at Indiana State University offers
an alternative means through which registered nurses may complete a bachelor of science with
a major in nursing.
The program combines theory and clinical nursing courses, required support courses, and
Foundational Studies courses. An unique feature of the track is the opportunity to earn up to 10 hours of credit through professional portfolio evaluation. This portfolio evaluation option provides the experienced nurse the opportunity to demonstrate successful attainment of specific objectives and earn either full or partial credit for selected nursing courses
The Baccalaureate Track for Registered Nurses offers enrollment on either a full or part-time basis.
The track is completed through Web-based distance learning.
Leadership opportunities include: the Indiana State University Student Nurses Association;
Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing;
and other University organizations.
The baccalaureate degree program is recognized as the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and prepares the graduate as a generalist. Baccalaureate graduates are prepared to provide direct and indirect nursing care. The graduate also is prepared as a communicator, educator, and advocate, and can assume beginning leadership roles.
In addition, the baccalaureate degree is foundational for graduate study in nursing.
There are many and varied employment opportunities for registered nurses who have a baccalaureate
degree. In hospitals and other health care settings, baccalaureate nurses are practicing in ways that recognize
their educational preparation and nursing competencies.
Baccalaureate nurses have more complex nursing care responsibilities
in providing direct care. They supervise other personnel who provide nursing care. They also collaborate with other health care professionals in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive plans of health care for patients/clients
of all ages in a variety of settings.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Nursing Program offers a variety of scholarships. For information about these awards, contact the Nursing Program.
Indiana State University
(888) 293-4842, Option 2 (toll free USA) www.indstate.edu/nursing
Last updated: July 3, 2013
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