Marian University Nursing Program

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Developed in collaboration with St.Vincent

Uniquely designed for students with a previous baccalaureate degree

Allows students to earn a BSN in 16 months

Classes start three times a year: January, May, August

Thinking About Becoming a Nurse?

Becoming a nurse is a life changing experience. Registered Nurses solve problems, utilize complex critical thinking, deliver the majority of care to patients, and routinely perform life-saving efforts. During times such as these, more nurses are needed.

Registered nursing is one of the fastest growing career opportunities. The national Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22 percent increase in RN employment nationwide between 2008 and 2018. In the Spirit of Caring, St.Vincent wants to help.

That’s why, in 2009, St.Vincent entered into a unique collaboration agreement with Marian University to expand the availability of future nurses. Together, a unique Marian University for St.Vincent accelerated nursing program and special simulation lab was developed to make it easier for individuals to change careers and become a Registered Nurse. Today it is Indiana’s only 16 month accelerated online bachelor’s degree program in nursing.

If you already have a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major, this 16-month accelerated BSN program at St.Vincent is for you.

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The program is engaging and interactive. It blends the personal convenience of online course study with enriched clinical learning in the Marian University for St.Vincent simulation lab and at St.Vincent facilities throughout Indiana. You will be guided by faculty online and on-site in a flexible but deadline-driven setting that sufficiently prepares you for a career in nursing.

Graduates of the program receive a BSN degree from Marian University. They are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN in preparation for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Indiana, and are also able to apply for graduate programs of study in nursing.

If you want to learn more about becoming a registered nurse through our partnership initiative, please complete the form within link below, or contact Deb Downard at

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