Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nursing EducationNurse Educators play a vital role in developing the next generation of nurses. Our Nursing Education track is ranked #9 in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Online Programs and offers students the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized faculty experienced in preparing both novice and experienced educators to:
- Design evidence-based nursing curriculum
- Develop innovative, effective teaching strategies
- Evaluate student learning
- Utilize best practices in the field of nursing education
- Community colleges
- Community health agencies
- Private industry
- Privately supported educational institutions
For Nurse Educators pursuing a career as a nursing faculty member, IUSON participates in the federal Nurse Faculty Loan Program which provides up to 85% loan forgiveness for service as a nursing faculty member at an accredited school of nursing.
Graduates are eligible for certification through the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator.
42 credit hours
225 clinical/practicum hours
- N502 Nursing Theory I (3 cr)
- N504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr)
- R500 Nursing Research Methods (3 cr)
- R505 Measurement & Data Analysis (3 cr)
- Y515 Advanced Pathophysiology Lifespan (3 cr)
- Y612 Advanced Pharmacology Lifespan (3 cr)
- Y625 Advanced Physical Assessment Lifespan (4 cr)
- T601 Advanced Nursing Education (4 cr/75 clinical hours - direct patient care)
- T604 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr)
- T620 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr)
- T618 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr)
- T680 Nursing Education Practicum (4 cr/150 teaching practicum hours)
- Elective (3 cr)
- Three-year/part-time and two-year/full-time plans of study available.
- Courses follow a traditional 16-week semester format; summer courses run across both summer sessions for 12 weeks.
- MSN Core Courses (22 credits) are primarily taught online, with the potential for some synchronous class sessions held via Zoom. Y625 Advanced Physical Assessment includes six on-site lab days that must be attended in-person.
- Nursing Education Courses (20 credits) are primarily taught online, with some synchronous class sessions held via Zoom. Additional optional on-site learning activities may be provided as well.
- Clinical/practicum experiences can be completed in your home community within Indiana and are arranged cooperatively by students and faculty.
- All clinical/practicum hours must be completed within Indiana due to supervision requirements.
- BSN degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited program, or foreign equivalent.
- BSN degree GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as listed on BSN transcript.)
- Active, unencumbered Indiana or Compact RN license.
- RN experience is not required for admission to the Nursing Education track.
- Completion of a three-credit hour undergraduate statistics course from an accredited college or university with a B- or better.
- Pass/fail courses are not accepted.
- Admission to the Nursing Education track is offered for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
- Application deadlines:
- Fall Start: May 15th
- Spring Start: October 15th
- Summer Start: February 15th
- Admission notifications are sent out approximately six weeks after the application deadline.
- You can find detailed application instructions by clicking the Apply Now button at right.
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