To learn more about IUP, the Nursing program, and a career as a registered nurse:
Minimum requirements to be considered for a seat in the Nursing program:
Students should apply to change their major during the semester they plan to finish the minimum requirements. If there are any questions about the change of major process, please contact Katie Rowe in the Nursing Department at 724-357-2558 or by email
Individuals who already have an LPN license from an accredited, approved practical nursing program and would like to further their education to obtain a BS in Nursing could apply to this program. Along with having an LPN license, students must also have completed the following courses with a “C” or better in order to be admitted to the program: CHEM 101, CHEM 102, BIOL 150 (Human Anatomy), and BIOL 240 (Human Physiology).
Individuals who have already earned one bachelor’s degree may be admitted to the university with advanced placement. To earn the second bachelor’s degree, students must meet the remaining requirements for graduation specified for the Nursing program.
Students must have the following courses complete with a minimum of a “C”: CHEM 101, CHEM 102, PSYCH 310 (Developmental Psychology), BIOL 150 (Human Anatomy), BIOL 240 (Human Physiology), and BIOL 241 (Intro to Medical Micro).
Undergraduate Admissions Office for application information. In addition, the department chairperson is available to assist in the preliminary
planning process for earning a second bachelor’s degree and beginning a career as a registered nurse.