Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Earn a BSN

  • The traditional four-year program is for students looking to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  • The School of Nursing's BSN Degree Program has a two-step admission process and a direct admit program for highly qualified high school seniors.
  • Once admitted to the six semester clinical rotation, you will have a variety of educational experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Our close proximity to downtown Indianapolis gives you access to top-notch healthcare facilities.
  • With a BSN degree, you will be prepared to work in any nursing setting.
  • Marian University nurses have the benefit of a strong liberal arts foundation.

I love being a student at Marian University, because I’m not just a number. My professors know me by name, and I know they care about my academics and personal well-being."

Rachel Marchisello '17

BSN program admission and curriculum requirements

  1. Apply online for admission to Marian University at
  2. For automatic acceptance as a pre-nursing student:
    • First-time freshmen: You must have the appropriate high school GPA and test scores
    • Transfer students: You must have cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher with no attempts at any equivalent prerequisite science courses.

For more details, download this course sequence sheet.

BSN Degree Curriculum: Fall 2017

Direct admit

Direct admit: The Leighton School of Nursing has a direct admit program for outstanding high school students. In order to be eligible for direct admission you must have at least a 3.50 High School GPA and 1170 verbal/math SAT or 24 ACT composite. After successfully completing the nursing pre-requisites and meeting the minimum admission requirements direct admits will be guaranteed a seat in the clinical portion of the nursing program.

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