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Nursing: Nursing Education M.S.
Indiana State University offers the master of science (M.S.) with a nursing education concentration for students who are interested in advancing their careers in the education of practitioners in the health and human services profession.
- The master of science is a 35-38 credit program that varies in length depending on the culminating experience course selected at the conclusion of the program.
- All courses are offered online.
- Clinical placements will be arranged by the student in the state(s) they are licensed.
- On-campus visits are not required.
- The program can be completed in 2½-3 years with part-time study; however students are required to complete the program in 3-5 years.
The graduate of the nursing education concentration is prepared to design, provide, and evaluate educational offerings as nurse faculty for university nursing programs, healthcare settings, community groups, and secondary education health career courses.
As leaders in nursing education, research, and community engagement, our faculty has a collective vision to nurture innovation as we chart our path for the future. Our primary goal is to support you in becoming an integral part of our learning community, to address society's need for caring, knowledgeable, and scientifically well-prepared, nurse professionals.
In the nursing education concentration, we will prepare you to meet the NLN certification competencies for excellence as a nurse educator. These competencies include striving for excellence as you:
- Facilitate excellence in student learning
- Facilitate learner development and socialization
- Apply assessment and evaluation strategies
- Engage in curriculum design
- Evaluate program outcomes
- Function as a change agent and leader
- Pursue continuous quality improvement
- Engage in scholarship
In applying these skills, we will encourage you to be innovative and evidence-based in your approach to nursing education to support your students in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based nursing care.
All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required. High-speed Internet access is required.[ list all ]
For admission requirements, visit Nursing Education.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The Graduate Nursing Program (renamed the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing in 2008) at Indiana State University admitted its first students in 1986. It has maintained continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) since 1989.
For application instructions and deadlines, visit Nursing Education.
Fees & Expenses:
Nursing students pay the same University fees as other students, including online education delivery fees. Other expenses specific to the program include books, supplies/equipment, name pin, special test fees, and a clinical/program fee attached to designated courses. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical and practicum experiences.
Financial Aid & Assistance:
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
The Department of Advanced Practice Nursing offers a limited number of scholarships.
Further Information:Department of Advanced Practice Nursing
Indiana State University
Landsbaum Center, Room 222
1-888-293-4842, option 3
For more information, complete the Nursing Program's request for information form.
Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.
Note: Graduate nursing programs at Indiana State University are not available to residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and New York, or international students.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.