• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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RNs are patient advocates concerned with promoting health and wellness, preventing disease, and helping both patients and their families cope with health care concerns. Our curriculum prepares you to meet the challenges of this rewarding profession. 

You’ll spend your first year taking required science and liberal studies courses. Nursing courses and clinicals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania begin in the first semester of your sophomore year. Clinical sites utilized in the program include a variety of agencies within approximately a 60-mile radius of Indiana, Pennsylvania, including Greensburg, Latrobe, DuBois, and occasionally the Pittsburgh area. Throughout the last six semesters, clinical experiences in patient care are provided in acute and long-term care facilities as well as community settings.

Program Focuses on Core Competencies

The baccalaureate program prepares graduates to:
  • Assimilate Evidence Based practice and critical thinking for the delivery of optimal health care.
  • Integrate information and technology to achieve optimal health care outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, families, communities, and health care professionals to deliver safe, quality health care.
  • Provide safe nursing care across the lifespan for all levels of prevention through individual and collaborative relationships. 


The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The program outcomes include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) core competencies of baccalaureate nursing education: assessment, communication, critical thinking, and technical skills. Professional role development is added as a fifth outcome.
  • Some nursing students receive an early registration time each semester to facilitate scheduling of science courses and are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get the best schedule possible. Students must schedule an appointment to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss academic progress and plans for the next semesters. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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