We are currently accepting applications for our 2024 and 2025 cohorts.

If you currently hold a bachelor's degree in another field from an accredited institution of higher learning and are interested in becoming a nurse, then the Indiana Wesleyan University Transition to Nursing program is for you! This accelerated program offers you the opportunity to become a nurse in approximately 14 months. 

The course of study requires 64 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-level education.

This second-degree nursing program takes advantage of your academic track record and builds upon your past experiences. Transition to Nursing at IWU 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 at the beautiful IWU-Marion campus.


High NCLEX pass rate, typically 100%

Employers seek students prior to graduation

High retention rate

Students are prepared for graduate school (Direct DNP, Nurse Practitioner)

Median RN salary is $77,600 ( US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)

Ready to make your personal and professional dreams a reality?

Admission Requirements & Prerequisites

  • Previous baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) with a cumulative score of at least 65; it is highly recommended that all four categories score a minimum of 65
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • College algebra or higher-level math course

Science prerequisites must include onsite labs. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C".

These represent the minimum requirements needed for admission to the program and are not a guarantee of acceptance. The admission process is competitive and an interview may be required.



The faculty and staff of the  IWU School of Nursing are dedicated to providing a Christ-centered academic environment for learning, where students can develop and refine their personal and professional values. Professors encourage students to strive for academic excellence while equipping them with the competencies required for the discipline of nursing, mentoring them for professional leadership, and nurturing them academically and spiritually.

Contact Us


Natalie Halt
Associate Director of Admissions

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN  46953


Career Paths

  • Registered Nurses
  • Nursing Instructors and Teachers
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Acute Care Nurses
  • Critical Care Nurses
  • Psychiatric Aides
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Practitioners


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One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. Preview the courses for Transition to Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University using the course catalog.

Alumni Spotlight

Kassidy Bye


Indiana Wesleyan University alum Kassidy Bye went from being unsure of God’s call on her life to knowing exactly what she was created for—all because of IWU’s Transition to Nursing (TTN) program.

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What Our Alumni Are Saying

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The Transition to Nursing program at Indiana Wesleyan University provided me with the opportunity to shift my career focus into the nursing field while providing an accelerated, high quality, Christ-centered education.” -David Thrush

It was such a blessing to go through the nursing program at IWU. The support from the whole staff was incredible as well as the support we had as friends within our cohort. I will definitely be recommending the TTN program to others aspiring to be a nurse!” -Kelsey Bennett
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953