- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nursing Leadership in Health Systems
- Nursing Education
- Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing
We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 semester. The deadline to submit completed packet materials is September 15, 2013.
How to Apply: Application and Admission Requirements (including the RN to MSN option)
- September 15 for admission into the spring semester that begins in January
- February 15 for admission into the fall semester that begins in August
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist --
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist track is accepting applications year-round. Applications will be reviewed when submitted and applicants notified of the admission decision within 4 – 6 weeks. All newly admitted students will begin classes in the Fall semester. Applications are accepted until the Fall class is full. Apply early before all slots are full!
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner tracks admit students only in August. Students interested in this major must apply by February 15th.
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track admits students only in January. Students interested in this major must apply by September 15th.
Please read all instructions on the checklist carefully and print the checklist for your records.
- To apply to the MSN program, please submit a graduate degree-seeking application, for the term in which you plan to begin the program. Select Graduate Nursing as the program to which you are applying. There is a $60.00 application fee with this application.
- The University application is required to take courses at IUPUI. If you need to take a statistics prerequisite, please submit a graduate non-degree nursing application. Note: there is no extra fee to submit a non-degree application. (When you see the "waive fee" option, click on "department approved.")
- Complete the Supplemental Questions.
- Submit official college and/or university transcripts from all institutions attended except Indiana University. We will print your IU transcript and put that in your submitted application packet.
- Submit a copy of your current Indiana RN license. Evidence of a current, active, unencumbered license to practice as a registered practitioner of nursing in the state of Indiana is required. International applicants must be eligible to apply for an Indiana RN license. Please check with the Professional Licensing Agency of Indiana.
- Submit an essay (goal statement) of 500 words explaining your career goals, reasons for your choice of major, and why you want to pursue an advanced degree in nursing. Please be sure your first, middle and last name is on the statement.
- Applicants must agree to and submit School of Nursing essential abilities form (PDF) which states that students can demonstrate essential abilities in a variety of areas (judgment, neurological function, communication skills, emotional coping skills, intellectual/conceptual skills, and other behavioral attributes) as well as meeting all progression criteria.
- Submit via your electronic application, three references. Complete the references section on the degree seeking application and an e-mail message will be sent to the reference requesting they complete an online evaluation form.
At least two of your references should hold a Master's in Nursing degree.
- Submit a current resumé which shows clear documentation of clinical practice as an RN.
- All international applicants must contact the International office to verify student eligibility. Please note: Our MSN program is a combination of online, hybrid and traditional coursework which may not meet F1 (student) Visa requirements.
All admission materials must be received by the appropriate due date (February 15 or fall admission; September 15 for spring admission)
Please submit all admission material electronically.
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program.
- A 500-level statistics course is required for all MSN tracks. The preferred course is R505, but other graduate statistics courses completed within the past 5 years with a B- or better will be considered, per review of syllabus by our faculty. Statistics is a prerequisite for all nurse practitioner programs. NURS-R 505 is part of the curriculum for the Adult Health CNS, Nursing Leadership in Health Systems, and Nursing Education majors. The prerequisite for these tracks is a 300 level statistics course. Please speak with the MSN Graduate Advisor prior to registering for a statistics course.
- A minimum of two years of relevant clinical practice work experience is required for Nurse Practitioner majors prior to admission review. RN to MSN applicants must have the equivalent of two years full-time practice as a registered nurse in the past five years. Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Leadership in Health Systems and Nursing Education majors who have a BSN do not have to meet the two year work requirement.
- Current unencumbered Indiana RN License.
- Applicants must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to use computer technologies to communicate. Basic computing skills such as e-mail and searching the web are required.
- GRE testing is not needed for application to masters degree programs or for the DNP program, although it is necessary for application to the PhD program.
Contact us for more information about the master's program, admission criteria, or the application process. Please call (317) 274-2806 and ask for the MSN Graduate Advisor or e-mail lisrthom [at] iu [dot] edu.
Admission to the master’s program requires approval by the faculty and is based on applicant qualifications as evidenced by grade point average, essay, official transcripts, and references. A personal interview may be requested. Acceptance into the program is competitive. Students select a major area of study at the time they apply for admission to the MSN program. Review the MSN tracks listed in the right column for more information.