Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School of Nursing & Kinesiology
Our Mission: To educate individuals committed to competence and compassion in the nursing profession, serving God and society.
The Anderson University School of Nursing & Kinesiology is widely recognized as one of the top nursing programs in Indiana.
The school is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Commission on the Collegiate Nursing Education. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). Preparing nursing majors for this juncture is a top priority.
- 100% of 2017 graduating seniors successfully completed the NCLEX licensure examination on the first attempt.
- 100% of 2015 graduating seniors secured job placement.
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.
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.
By integrating the concept of Christian service into all of our instruction, graduates learn how to care for the spiritual needs of their clients. 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. We discuss what it means to be a Christian servant.
Global education is an important component of the BSN program, and we require an intercultural experience as part of our curriculum. Students have the opportunity to travel overseas at a reduced rate, providing nursing care to the citizens of those communities. Check out the virtual map of locations students have traveled at the button below.
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]
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