Transition to Nursing

If you currently hold a bachelor's degree in another field from any accredited institution of higher learning and are interested in becoming a nurse, then the Indiana Wesleyan University Transition to NursingĀ  program is for you! This accelerated program offers you the opportunity to become a nurse in just 14 months. The course of study requires 63 credit hours of nursing coursework and leads to a BSN. The classes are designed to provide a sound foundation in nursing skills and dispositions, and include leadership and nursing research in the clinical setting. This program also provides the foundation for the pursuit of graduate education.

This second-degree nursing program takes advantage of your academic track record and builds upon your past experiences. It provides a realistic transition to the nursing profession in an expedited manner. Due to the rigorous nature of the program, students are strongly encouraged to not have outside employment while enrolled. This program is available on IWU's Marion, Indiana, campus.


  • Previous baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • TEAS version V testing with a minimum composite score of 65
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • College algebra or higher level math course

Science prerequisites must include onsite wet labs. Science course syllabi must be submitted for reviews. All prerequisite course work must be completed with a minimum grade of "C."

We are currently accepting applications for the June 2015 cohort. If you would like further information, call 765-677-2431 or email us at

Anyone interested in visiting Indiana Wesleyan University's School of Nursing should contact the Admissions Department at 866-468-6498 to set up a time to visit campus.

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