Chairperson: Gloria Plascak
Department Office: Nursing Building, room 425
Web site: http://www.indstate.edu/nursing/programs/departments/bacc-dept.htm
The program leading to a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing includes a four-year campus-based traditional program of study combining theory and clinical nursing courses, required support courses, and Foundational Studies courses. The baccalaureate degree is recognized as the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and prepares the graduate as a generalist. Baccalaureate nursing education is foundational for graduate study in nursing.
Faculty are dedicated to providing quality experiential learning opportunities through course design; laboratory, simulation, and community engagement experiences; and service learning projects. Residence hall accommodations include dedicated housing for student nurses. Students are assigned an academic advisor and are encouraged to maintain a working relationship with their advisor throughout their program of study to review plans and progress toward the attainment of educational objectives. Leadership opportunities for students are available though the Indiana State University Student Nurses Association, Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and other University organizations.
Nursing students pay the same University fees as other students. Other expenses specific to the program of study include pre-admission testing, assessment and remediation materials, uniforms, supplies and equipment, a nursing clinical faculty fee for designated courses, as well as books, and other instructional materials. There are fees associated with application for registered nurse licensure and licensure examination. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from healthcare agencies utilized for clinical experiences. Nursing scholarship information and applications are available at the following Web site:http://www.indstate.edu/nursing/financial/scholarships.htm