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Nursing Education, MSN - IUPUI

Master of Science in Nursing

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Nurse Educators play a vital role in developing the next generation of nurses. In the distance-accessible Nursing Education track, you will 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

The Nursing Education track prepares you to launch a career as a nurse educator in a variety of healthcare contexts or settings, including:

  • Community colleges
  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • 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.


As a graduate of this program, you are eligible for certification through the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator. 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MSN, you must complete 42 credit hours, including 75 hours of supervised advanced clinical practice and 150 hours of supervised teaching practicum. 

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • MSN core courses (22 credit hours)
  • MSN major courses (17 credit hours)
  • MSN elective (3 credit hours)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  2. BSN degree from a CNEA, CCNE, or ACEN accredited program
  3. Active, unencumbered U.S. RN license
  4. Completion of a three-credit hour undergraduate statistics course from an accredited four-year university, with a B- or better (not required to apply, but must be completed prior to beginning the MSN program)

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts 
  • Three professional references
  • Resume
  • Five short essay questions 
  • Screenshot of RN license


NURS-N 502Nursing Theory I3 Credits
NURS-N 504Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3 Credits
NURS-R 500Nursing Research3 Credits
NURS-R 505Measurement & Data Analysis3 Credits
NURS-T 601Advanced Nursing Education4 Credits
NURS-T 604Curriculum in Nursing3 Credits
NURS-T 618Evaluation in Nursing3 Credits
NURS-T 620Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators3 Credits
NURS-T 680Nursing Education Practicum4 Credits
NURS-Y 515Advance Pathophysiology Lifespan3 Credits
NURS-Y 612Advanced Pharmacology Lifespan3 Credits
NURS-Y 625Advanced Physical Assessment Lifespan4 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $637.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1912.50
Note:  Additional fees will apply.
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1681.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $5043.00
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