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Admission Requirements and How to Apply

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Our online RN-to-BS bachelor's degree completion track has rolling admissions—which means you can apply any time.

Admission to the RB-to-BS track is a two-step process:

1. Apply and meet the admission requirements of Ball State University.

2. After admission to Ball State, nursing applications are reviewed in the spring semester for fall admission to the nursing program. You must contact the School of Nursing to request admission to the nursing courses and to be reviewed. All university core requirements must be met prior to starting nursing courses. Minimum admission requirements for the RN-to-BS track are:

  • Be a graduate of a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

  • Provide evidence of current unencumbered state RN licensure in your state of practice.

  • Earned an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a basic nursing program or a 2.75 GPA. Or, achieve a 2.75 GPA or higher after the completion of 16 credit hours at Ball State.

  • Successfully completed all nursing prerequisites or transfer equivalents.

  • Successfully completed all university core curriculum requirements or transfer equivalents.

  • Successfully pass a criminal background check (completed annually thereafter).

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester—July 1
  • Spring semester—December 1
  • Summer semester—April 1

Have Questions?
If you have questions about the admissions process, contact the Ball State University School of Nursing: RN-to-BS track main office, or call 765-285-5599.

Students from States Other than Indiana
If you live in a state other than Indiana, this information regarding state regulatory authorizations might impact whether you can take courses from Ball State. 

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