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About Indiana University School of Nursing on the Bloomington Campus

On This Page: Bloomington Campus Accreditations | Mission, Vision, Core Values Strategic Goals | Campus and Community Links

Welcome to the Indiana University School of Nursing, located in Bloomington, Indiana, one of the country's most beautiful and diverse college towns.

Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) is a core campus school made up of two locations: Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Bloomington. The Bloomington campus admits up to 80 students per year to the traditional BSN program and also offers the RN-BSN Online Option. All four years of the BSN undergraduate experience occur on the Bloomington campus. Our offices are located in Sycamore Hall, in the heart of the Bloomington campus.

map of Indiana University campuses Sycamore Hall

Founded in 1820, Indiana University in Bloomington is the largest of Indiana University's eight campuses. Abundant trees, native flowers and limestone buildings adorn the university's 2,000 acres. Please visit Indiana University Office of Admissions to arrange a campus tour. Click here for a virtual tour of Bloomington campus.

With a population of 70,000 Bloomington is the quintessential college town. The population is active, intellectual, friendly and relaxed, offering the amenities of a large city, yet the easy pace of a small town.

Our students maintain an active chapter in the Indiana Association of Nursing Students and also participate in a wide variety of campus and community activities.

Professional Accreditations, Bloomington Campus

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Indiana State Board of Nursing
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
The Higher Learning Commission - A commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in Two Categories:

NLN Designation for Pedagogical Excellence
NLN Designation for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education

Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty

Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education

We have been re-designated for the third time as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty by the National League of Nursing (NLN). The designation is in effect until 2017. This is a voluntary process that involves preparation of material by the school itself and peer review. Schools must be accredited by a national nursing body to be eligible to apply. The School was first designated a Center of Excellence in 2006.

This recognition is designed to distinguish schools that:

  1. Demonstrate sustained, evidence-based and substantive innovation in the selected area;

  2. Conduct ongoing research to document the effectiveness of such innovation;

  3. Set high standards for themselves; and,

  4. Commit to continuous quality improvement.

The second designation, Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education, is in effect until 2016. This recognition is designed to distinguish schools that are leaders in the generation and dissemination of pedagogical research and scholarship and in the use of this work across all programs.

The Centers of Excellence Programs sets high standards and serves to truly distinguish and publicly recognize excellent schools. We are the first school in the history of the NLN to carry two designations.


Indiana University School of Nursing Vision, Mission, Core Values and Strategic Goals


Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) is a global leader in creating innovative learning environments that support excellence in education and research to advance the health of the world’s citizens. (12/2012)


Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) prepares outstanding nurses to be clinicians, educators, leaders, innovators, and scientists. We partner with students, healthcare professionals, organizations, and communities to inspire lifelong learning and create knowledge to improve the health of the people we serve. (12/2012)

Core Values

These core values are fundamental to the success of the nursing profession and the Indiana University School of Nursing community. They serve as the foundation for our work, how we interact with one another, and help guide the strategies we employ to fulfill our vision, mission, and strategic goals. We are supportive of one another’s efforts, loyal to one another, and care for one another both professionally and personally. We embrace, own, and are energized by these core values.

We create a positive environment by treating all people with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of their contributions and diversity.

We accept responsibility for our actions.

We foster trust by acting with honesty, integrity, and openness.

We build community through dialogue by sharing and respecting our diversity of opinions, views, and expertise.


Diversity Statement

Recognizing the rapidly increasing diversity of America and of higher education, and in support of the mission of Indiana University School of Nursing, faculty and staff are committed to promoting an educational environment that values, respects, and reflects a global view of diversity. To fulfill this commitment, we strive to:

  • Promote curriculum content that reflects a commitment to diversity
  • Develop a comprehensive academic success model
  • Recruit and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Establish and maintain links to the diverse communities of the city, the state, the nation, and the world
  • Identify resources that support diversity, promote academic excellence, and enrich our academic environment
  • Promote research that reflects commitment to cultural diversity
  • Promote culturally competent practice among students, graduates and faculty

“Diversity includes consideration of socioeconomic class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual orientation, and… disabilities, as well as race and ethnicity. Diversity recognizes that individuals learn from exposure to and interaction with others who have backgrounds and characteristics different from their own. Recognizing and valuing diversity… also means acknowledgment, appreciation, and support of different learning styles, ways of interaction, and stimulating forms of discourse derived from interaction and collaboration with persons from diverse backgrounds and experiences."
--American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Statement on Diversity and Equal Opportunity, 1997, p. 1

Strategic Goals

Advance IUSON’s reputation as a national leader in educational research, evidence-based educational practices, and progressive educational programs. (Teaching Excellence)

Position IUSON as a nationally renowned leader in research and knowledge development. (Research Excellence)

Develop new and sustain existing partnerships to support innovations in education and research that address current and future challenges in global health care and health professions education. (Innovations and Partnerships)

Integrate the school’s core values into the culture of the organization. (Recognition)

Acquire, allocate, and effectively manage resources to support the work of faculty, staff, and students. (Resources)

Bloomington Campus Community Information

Campus & Community Links

IUB Affirmative Action
IU Bloomington Office of Admissions
IU Bloomington Office of the Bursar
IU Bloomington Official Calendar
IU Bloomington Office of Scholarships
Bloomington Weather
Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital
Herald Times
The Indiana Daily Student


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