School of Nursing

Prepare for a Career in Nursing with an Indiana University Degree

Nursing is one of the nation’s fastest-growing, most in-demand professions. Nurses combine their scientific knowledge with a compassion­ate approach as they provide a range of services from caring for critically ill patients to teaching new mothers how to care for their babies.

At the School of Nursing at IU East you can earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing in a hands-on, cre­ative learning environment. You’ll learn crucial nursing skills in an up-to-date clinical learning laboratory using the latest technology, includ­ing SimMan, a universal patient simulator that reflects real-life clinical situations, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to practice in a wide range of nursing specialties from acute and long-term care to public health and wellness education.


2015 School of Nursing Application

The application process has changed for 2015.  The application process is now completed online. Please click here, read and follow all directions provided. Applications are due by 5:00pm March 2, 2015.

Background Check Requirements

Many of the clinical sites where students complete clinical experiences are now requiring verification of criminal history before students can be placed in their organizations. Based on requirements of these agencies, as well as state and federal regulations, all students must provide evidence that they have submitted to a national criminal history check. Background checks must be submitted annually between the dates of May 1 – August 1. Students are required to visit and purchase the background check service each year. Please note national criminal history checks will only be accepted from Students should keep in mind that the results of the background check must be available to the Office of the Dean no later than August 1. Therefore, background check submissions should be completed at least two weeks prior to the August 1 deadline to assure processing is complete by the required deadline.

Students should use the code ND61 when submitting for the first time, and ND61R when returning in following years.

Faculty and Students at Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau Induction 2013

Sigma Theta Tau Internationl, Alpha Chapter Induction 2013



The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (and RN to BSN mobility option) program is accredited by:

Indiana State Board of Nursing
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Indiana Government Center South
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone (317) 234-2043

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone (404) 975-5000
Fax (404) 975-5020