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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

School of Nursing & Kinesiology

The Anderson University School of Nursing & Kinesiology is widely recognized as one of the top nursing programs in Indiana, with a mission to educate individuals committed to competence and compassion in the nursing profession, serving God and society.

Our graduates find positions locally, nationally, and internationally. They are employed in public health agencies, primary care clinics, home healthcare, outpatient centers, nursing homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospices, the military, and many other industries. This is an exciting time within the Anderson University School of Nursing & Kinesiology. Our faculty and staff work daily to provide students with a Christ-centered community of learning that prepares students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program in an evidence-based approach to patient care.

Admission is competitive with a limited class size. Transfer students are welcome and may apply for admission to the sophomore year; however, Anderson University students are given first priority during the admission process. Transfer credit is evaluated by the university registrar and the dean of the School of Nursing & Kinesiology.


BSN (Pre-licensure Program)

This is the preferred first step in your career as a professional nurse who will be a skilled provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of patient care in a variety of practice settings.

The curriculum emphasizes analytical skills, a liberal arts perspective, the expertise needed for the nursing profession, and a commitment to Christian service. Nursing students are prepared at the generalist level to provide both direct and indirect care for patients, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

See the four-year plan for your nursing degree.

RN to BSN (Completion Program)

Are you an RN looking for increased responsibility, a new role within healthcare, or a move into management? Turn your ASN into a bachelor’s degree through AU’s RN to BSN completion program

Accelerated BSN

Complete our second-degree program one of only 10 in the state of Indiana. This is for candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree in another area.

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Experience Nursing

Global Education

By integrating the concept of Christian service into all of our instruction, graduates learn how to care for both the physical and spiritual needs of their patients. Basing our nursing practice on biblical principles, students learn how to minister to dying patients, resolve current moral issues faced by the healthcare team, and address the needs of the uninsured while learning what it means to be a Christian servant.

Part of this is experienced through global education—an important component of the BSN curriculum. We require an intercultural experience that gives students the opportunity to travel overseas at a reduced rate and provide nursing care to the citizens of various communities. Click below to check out the locations where our students have traveled.

Clinical Experience

Nursing students apply their classroom learning in local hospitals:

  • St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
  • Community Hospital Anderson

Students may also gain experience in home healthcare, schools, and long-term care facilities, as well as experience in regional hospitals, such as Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield, Indiana, and Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Student Nurse Handbook [PDF]


  • 93% of 2019 graduating seniors successfully completed the NCLEX licensure examination on the first attempt.
  • 100% of 2019 graduating seniors secured job placement.


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