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

     *Distance accessible track

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. LEAD: Lead nursing and healthcare teams to improve practice within complex systems, recognizing political, institutional, social, and economic forces.
  2. PRACTICE: Practice at the highest level of nursing, integrating ethical, legal, professional, and regulatory standards and guidelines.
  3. SYNTHESIZE KNOWLEDGE: Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences for application to selected domains of nursing practice.  
  4. INQUIRY: Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and scholarly inquiry in the pursuit of innovative approaches to improving health outcomes.  
  5. PROBLEM SOLVING: Apply evidence to problem solving at the clinical and system level to advance nursing practice and improve outcomes.  
  6. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Use technology to deliver, measure, monitor, and improve clinical care delivery and enhance safe outcomes.  
  7. APPLY EVIDENCE: Engage in policy analysis, development, and advocacy to influence health at the individual, group, community, and population level.   
  8. COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: Practice in interprofessional teams that communicate, collaborate, and consult in coordinating patient-centered care.  
  9. CULTURE: Incorporate the influences of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of nursing and healthcare services.
  10. 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.
Admission Criteria
  • 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
Tuition (2018-2019)
  • 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)

Please review the techology requirements for online and distance-accessible graduate study. They include hardware/network requirements & software and distance accessible videoconferencing.