2013-2014 Catalog


School of Nursing

The IWU School of Nursing has a great history in nursing education, graduating the first class in 1975. All of the programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Membership is held in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Eta Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing) is chartered at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The School of Nursing has three divisions.

Pre-licensure Program Division which offers:

  • BSN degree for post-high school students. The Pre-licensure BSN (undergraduate program) is focused on the discipline of nursing and is supported by courses from the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Post high school students are admitted to the university and apply for admission to the nursing major during the second semester of their freshman year. Students are admitted to the nursing major as first semester sophomores. It is a traditional four-year program of study.
  • BSN degree for students with a previous bachelor's degree in an area other than nursing. The Transition to Nursing program, a Pre-licensure program, is designed as a 14-month accelerated, second-degree program. It was developed to provide an expedited method for second career seekers to become nurses.

Upon graduation, Pre-licensure students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Post-licensure Program Division which offers:

  • BSN degree for registered nurses. The Post-licensure (RNBSN) program is for the practicing Registered Nurse. The program operates year round and classes are offered in either the day or evening, online or on-site or blended, to permit enrollment of working students. The Pre-licensure and Post-licensure programs are aligned in mission, philosophy, outcomes, and curriculum.
  • Parish Nursing certification. Offered in conjunction with the School of Adult and Professional Studies, this certificate program allows nurses to offer their skills and gifts in a congregational setting.

Graduate Studies in Nursing Division which offers:

  • MSN degree with majors in Primary Care Nursing, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. The Graduate nursing program was initiated in 1982 and offers a major in Primary Care to prepare nurse practitioners and in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration.  Also offered is a dual degree progam in which the student earns a Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing Administration as well as an MBA degree with a major in Business Administration. The graduate program operates year around. Classes are offered online to accommodate working professionals. Primary Care students will have one onsite evening course.
  • DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice).  The Doctor of Nursing Practice program launched in 2013 and offers the doctoral student an extensive focus on developing leadership skills within healthcare systems and includes a  two-week global academic experience. The 71-week program is delivered using the cohort model, offering the convenience of online learning and the cultivation of genuine relationship building through week-long residencies at three intervals during the program of study. 
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