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Nursing Education, M.S.N. - IU Indianapolis

The Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education prepares you to become a nurse educator capable of training the next generation of healthcare professionals. This flexible online degree program will help you develop education programs that engage and prepare students for success in nursing.

Course Delivery: 80-99% Online

Total Credits: 42

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $637.50

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1681.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

As a student in the Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education, you’ll learn how to design evidence-based nursing curricula, develop innovative, effective teaching strategies, evaluate student learning, and employ best practices in the field of nursing education. 

You can complete the program in three years of part-time study or two years of full-time study. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for certification through the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator. 

You’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World ReportYou’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  2. B.S.N. degree from a CNEA, CCNE, or ACEN accredited program
  3. Active, unencumbered U.S. RN license
  4. 3 undergraduate credit hours in statistics from an accredited four-year university, with a B- or better.
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts 
  • Three professional references
  • Resume
  • Answers to five short essay questions 
  • Screenshot of RN license
Application Deadlines

Fall semester: July 15

Spring semester: December 1

Summer semester: April 1

When you graduate with an M.S.N. in Nursing Education, you’ll be prepared to work as a nurse educator in such healthcare settings as:

  • Community colleges
  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Community health agencies
  • Private industry
  • Privately supported educational institutions

To graduate with the M.S.N. in Nursing Education, 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:

  • M.S.N. core courses (22 credit hours)
  • M.S.N. major courses (17 credit hours)
  • M.S.N. elective (3 credit hours)

Core Classes for the MSN in Nursing Education, IUPUI
Course Number Course Name Credits
NURS-N 502 Nursing Theory I 3 Credits
NURS-N 504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 Credits
NURS-R 500 Nursing Research Methods I 3 Credits
NURS-R 505 Measurement & Data Analysis 3 Credits
NURS-T 604 Curriculum in Nursing 3 Credits
NURS-T 612 Advanced Pharmacology Lifespan 3 Credits
NURS-T 618 Evaluation in Nursing  3 Credits
NURS-T 620 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators 3 Credits
NURS-Y 515 Advanced Pathophysiology Lifespan 3 Credits
NURS-T 680 Nursing Education Practicum 4 Credits
NURS-Y 625 Advanced Physical Assessment Lifespan 4 Credits

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