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Nursing Education, MSN - IUPUI

Master of Science in Nursing

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

Application Deadlines
Fall semester
July 15
Spring semester
December 1
Summer semester
April 1


  • NURS-N 502Nursing Theory I 3 Credits
  • NURS-N 504Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 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 Nursing 3 Credits
  • NURS-T 620Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators3 Credits
  • NURS-T 680Nursing Education Practicum 4 Credits
  • NURS-Y 515Advance Pathophysiology Lifespan3 Credits
  • NURS-Y 612Advanced Pharmacology Lifespan 3 Credits
  • NURS-Y 625Advanced Physical Assessment Lifespan 4 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $607.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1821.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1600.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4800.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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