As part of your BSN degree in nursing program, you will learn more about essential career-advancing skills such as communication, critical thinking, and leadership. Nursing is a quickly growing field; the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that registered nurse employment will increase by 15% from 2016 – 2026.

The BSN degree in nursing program is designed to be flexible and convenient to meet the needs of today’s students. Our online classroom allows you 24/7 access to your coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. We are non-profit, regionally accredited and nationally ranked as one of the best online bachelor’s programs by U.S. News and World Report

  • Eight-week terms with six start dates during the year
  • Learn from faculty with practitioner experience
  • Accept up to 90 credits in transfer
  • Credit awarded for military experience


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Programmatic Accreditation

The Nursing Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON)

Iowa Board of Nursing
Riverpoint Business Park
400 SW 8th St., Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309

The baccalaureate nursing program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) (400 SW 8th st., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309; 515-281-3255).

The baccalaureate nursing program at Iowa Wesleyan University located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

Career Outlook

2018 Median Yearly Pay
Available Jobs in 2016
Growth of Jobs 2016-2026

Student Comments

Iowa Wesleyan was very convenient, working with my crazy schedule of being a 12-hour rotating shift nurse with an active family!Claire Harapat ‘12



This program is designed for practicing nurses that have achieved RN licensure.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the BSN Degree in Nursing program you must have:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on all previous college work (on a 4.0 scale).
  • RN Licensure
  • Mandatory requirements (completed before starting the Nursing classes)
  • Grade of C or better in all nursing support courses


BSN Degree in Nursing

Wesleyan Studies

Wesleyan Studies is the general education curriculum at IW.

Note: Some requirements in Wesleyan Studies may be met by completing the prerequisites of the nursing program.
Learn more about the details of Wesleyan Studies


To graduate with a BSN Degree in Nursing you must have:

  1. A 2.75 GPA must be maintained to progress within the nursing program
  2. Complete all Wesleyan Studies, support, and major courses and requirements with an overall GPA of 2.75
  3. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, with at least 30 upper-level credits
  4. Complete at least 30 credit hours from Iowa Wesleyan University
  5. Receive a minimum grade of a B- in all nursing courses

All degree requirements are subject to change. Please see the current Undergraduate Course Catalog for degree requirements


  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Military/Veteran’s Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Employer Assistance Programs
  • Payment Plans

Discover more details regarding options to finance your education at Financial Aid Information