It is a great time to become a nurse. The health care field is growing and changing rapidly, providing opportunities for exciting careers. If you’re looking for a quality education rich in hands-on experiences in nursing, led by a faculty dedicated to preparing competent, compassionate and excellent nurses, then Indiana University Kokomo is for you.
At IU Kokomo, we offer both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program combines a strong background in the sciences and liberal arts with top-notch education in the profession of nursing and is offered as two tracks; the Pre-licensure B.S.N. track and the R.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N) transition track building on the experience and education of those already R.N's. The R.N. to B.S.N. track offers two convenient formats: hybrid (partially face to face and partially online) and online.
The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program offers three degree tracks: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Graduates of the Nursing Education track will be positioned to successfully pass the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Certification Exam which, together with appropriate work experience, qualifies one to become a CNE through the National League for Nursing (NLN). The Nursing Administration track will prepare graduates to take advanced-level management positions at hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, extended care facilities, and nurse-managed health centers. Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner track will be educated and trained in providing a broad range of health care services including the following: taking a patient's history, performing a physical exam, and ordering laboratory tests and procedures. In addition, their practice includes diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases, plus writing prescriptions and coordinating referrals.
New to the program in 2011 is the recently constructed St. Joseph Clinical Simulation Center, made possible by St. Joseph Hospital and St. Vincent Health. At the center, students will gain hands-on experience and learn skills with use of human simulators. While human simulators cannot replace the learning experience gained through direct patient care, students are challenged and are able to develop their skills in a setting that allows mistakes which they can learn from, but do not place a patient at risk.
Find Indiana State Board of Nursing information about the IU Kokomo pre-licensure B.S.N. program including NCLEX-RN first time pass rates.
The baccalaureate program at Indiana University Kokomo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NE, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.