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School of Nursing
My Indiana University Kokomo degree allowed me to pursue my career in nursing. I obtained my first job quickly after graduation. My degree allows me to work every day at a job I love. I am sure I will encounter many more opportunities that allow me to flourish in my career. I look forward to utilizing my degree to its fullest potential, and possibly furthering my education.
Maria Pineda
B.S. '14, Nursing

Our Programs

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 experience in nursing, led by a faculty dedicated to preparing competent, compassionate and excellent nurses, then our nursing programs are for you.

Graduate Program

  • Nursing (M.S.N.)
    Tracks: Administration • Education • Family Nurse Practitioner

Majors

  • Nursing (B.S.N.)
    Tracks: Pre-Licensure • R.N. to B.S.N.

Success in Numbers

The following statistics were gathered for the 2015 (MSN program) and 2016 (BSN program) calendar year. 

76.6%

b.s.n. students graduated on time

93%

NCLEX-R.N. first time pass rate for b.s.n. students

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100%

b.s.n. graduates employed

77%

m.s.n. students graduated on time

6.33

m.s.n. graduates' average rating out of 7 for overall program effectiveness

100%

m.s.n. graduates employed

Areas of Practice

  • Registered Nurse • Hospital Unit Manager • Entrepreneur • Health Policy Specialist • Case Manager • Charge Nurse • Project Director • Nurse • Executive Director of Nursing
  • Vice President of Nursing or Clinical Services • Manager of Community Health Organizations and Private Industry • Academic Clinical Instructor • Faculty at Community College or University • Nurse Educator in Health Care Facility

Types of Employers

  • Hospitals • Extended Care Facilities • Non-profit Organizations • Insurance Companies • K-12 Schools • Universities • Clinics • Government Agencies
  • Outpatient Surgery Centers • Home Care Agencies • Long Term Acute Facilities • Law firms • Pharmaceutical Sales or Medical Equipment Companies • Schools of Nursing • Public Schools

A Brighter Future for All

Future FNPs earn white coats
Thirteen nurses donned the symbol of their mission to become primary health care providers, and the trust placed in them by patients, at Indiana University Kokomo’s White Coat ceremony Monday (August 7). With proud family and friends in the audience, each student in the School of Nursing’s Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) program crossed the Kresge Auditorium stage, to put on the white coat for the first time. They earned the garment by completing the first two of seven semesters of the program.
Nursing professor to serve as interim dean
Mary Bourke will lead the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing as interim dean. She will oversee undergraduate and graduate-level classes in the School of Nursing, the campus’ largest school. Bourke looks forward to building on the foundation left by Linda Wallace, who retired July 1 as dean. “Linda has taken us to a great place, where we are known as a high-quality School of Nursing,” Bourke said. “I want to take us to the next step, where people are more aware of the excellent education we provide to future nurses.”
Nursing school is a bridge to medical school
A community nursing class at Indiana University Kokomo was a turning point for Shawn Gabriel, giving him confidence to apply – and get accepted – to medical school. “It made me interested in long-term care for patients, being invested in my community, and understanding what changes need to be made to promote health,” he said. “Community health showed medicine as a relevant career, one that serves a tangible, ongoing good for patients. If it wasn’t for nursing school, I wouldn’t have even considered medical school, but it was a good way to get my foot in the door.”
Nursing students build friendships
From the laughter and lighthearted banter over the dinner table, you would never guess the diners met just days ago — and half of them live on the other side of the world. The smells of sesame oil and garlic waft through the air at a local hotel conference room, as visiting nursing students from South Korea bustle among the tables. Smiling, they urge their Indiana University Kokomo hosts to sample the spicy foods they’ve prepared, including bibimbap, a mixed rice dish with vegetables, chili pepper paste and soy sauce, an bulgogi, grilled marinated beef.
Last updated: 08/09/2017