The AU nursing degree program has a mission to educate individuals committed to competence and compassion in the nursing profession, serving God and society.
Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree
Our nursing degree 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.
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.
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.
Transfer students are welcome and may apply for admission to the sophomore year; however, AU 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.
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.
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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. Our senior nursing students travel around the corner or across the globe caring for patients unlike themselves.
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 and schools, as well as experience in regional hospitals, such as Marion General in Marion, Indiana and Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Student Nurse Handbook [PDF]
- Our average five-year pass rate is 92%.
- 100% of our graduating seniors secure job placement.
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