Nursing, BS

Prepare for a Rewarding Career as a Nurse

In the BS in Nursing program at IUP, you'll prepare for a career as a registered nurse. RNs are patient advocates concerned with promoting health and wellness, preventing disease, and helping both patients and their families cope with health care concerns. Our curriculum prepares you to meet the challenges of this rewarding profession.

Accredited Program

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(

Prep First Year, Start Nursing Classes and Clinicals Sophomore Year

You'll spend your first year taking required science and liberal studies courses. Nursing courses and clinicals begin in the first semester of your sophomore year. Clinical sites utilized in the program include a variety of agencies within approximately a 60-mile radius of Indiana, Pennsylvania, including Greensburg, Latrobe, DuBois, and occasionally the Pittsburgh area. Throughout the last six semesters, clinical experiences in patient care are provided in acute and long-term care facilities as well as community settings.

Program Focuses on Core Competencies

The program outcomes include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) core competencies of baccalaureate nursing education: assessment, communication, critical thinking, and technical skills. Professional role development is added as a fifth outcome.

The baccalaureate program prepares graduates to:

  1. Assimilate Evidence Based practice and critical thinking for the delivery of optimal health care.

  2. Integrate information and technology to achieve optimal health care outcomes.

  3. Communicate effectively with clients, families, communities, and health care professionals to deliver safe, quality health care.

  4. Provide safe nursing care across the lifespan for all levels of prevention through individual and collaborative relationships.

  5. Assume leadership roles that advocate for the client and profession.

  6. Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical and legal conduct.

By obtaining a baccalaureate degree in Nursing at IUP, you will have the credentials necessary to pursue further education in advance practice nursing. Advance practice roles include clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse practitioner (NP), certified registered anesthetist (CRNA), and certified nurse midwife (CNM).