Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
- Ranked #1 in Indiana and #28 nationally by U.S. News and World Report
- Nine tracks from which to choose
- Distance-accesssible options
- Two-year full-time or three-year part-time program plan
- Post-MSN certificates available in each CNS and NP track
- Teaching in Nursing graduate certificate option
- Courses taught by nationally-recognized faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in the field of nursing
One MSN Program - Nine Tracks
- Nursing Education*
- Nursing Leadership in Health Systems*
- Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist*
- Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist*
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner*
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
*Distance accessible track
Program Learning Outcomes
- LEAD: Lead nursing and healthcare teams to improve practice within complex systems, recognizing political, institutional, social, and economic forces.
- PRACTICE: Practice at the highest level of nursing, integrating ethical, legal, professional, and regulatory standards and guidelines.
- SYNTHESIZE KNOWLEDGE: Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences for application to selected domains of nursing practice.
- INQUIRY: Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and scholarly inquiry in the pursuit of innovative approaches to improving health outcomes.
- PROBLEM SOLVING: Apply evidence to problem solving at the clinical and system level to advance nursing practice and improve outcomes.
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Use technology to deliver, measure, monitor, and improve clinical care delivery and enhance safe outcomes.
- APPLY EVIDENCE: Engage in policy analysis, development, and advocacy to influence health at the individual, group, community, and population level.
- COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: Practice in interprofessional teams that communicate, collaborate, and consult in coordinating patient-centered care.
- CULTURE: Incorporate the influences of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of nursing and healthcare services.
- LEARNER: Recognize the value of being a lifelong learner who is committed to personal professional growth, the development of the profession, and the health of the public.
- BSN degree from a CNEA, CCNE, or ACEN accredited program
- Active, unencumbered RN license from one of the 50 U.S. states
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Completion of an undergraduate statistics course from a four-year university with a B- (80%) or better (Note: You may apply without having met this prerequisite, but it must be completed prior to beginning the MSN program.)
- The GRE is not required
- In-state graduate nursing tuition: $550 per credit hour
- Out-of-state graduate nursing tuition: $1507.50 per credit hour
- Tuition for students residing in states that participate in the Midwest Exchange Program (IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, WI): $825 per credit hour
Scholarships and Financial Aid
- IUSON awards over $700,000 in scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students. Students are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible via a single application (available following admission to the program)
- IUSON participates in the federal Nurse Faculty Loan Program, which provides up to 85% loan forgiveness for graduates who teach full-time in accredited schools of nursing for up to four years following graduation from the Nursing Education MSN track, or another MSN track plus the Teaching in Nursing certificate
- Degree-seeking graduate students enrolled in at least four credit hours per semester are eligible for federal direct student loans (up to $20,500 annually)