Indiana Master's Degree in Nursing

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MSN Programs in Indiana

MSN Programs in Indiana can be a great way for a nurse to advance his or her career. Nurses are always in demand, and this makes nursing a job with more security than most.

Traditional vs. Online Programs

Nurses in Indiana have to decide what program type best suit their learning styles and schedules. Some students prefer traditional classroom programs, while others prefer to attend lessons from their homes through an online program. Each type of program has its benefits, and it is up to the individual do decide which would be the best fit for him or her.

Programs that are given on-campus can be very beneficial for students who like to stick to a rigid schedule and interact with other students. Many students prefer the personalized attention they can get from on-campus courses. However, if a student does not have time to attend classes each week or does not live near a campus that offers an MSN program, he or she may want to consider online MSN classes.

Online MSN programs can give students the flexibility to work as a nurse while they continue their education. These programs especially great for nurses who have families to take care or other time-consuming obligations. This gives them the opportunity to complete their schoolwork and tests on their own time, while being able to make time for their other obligations.

MSN Program Requirements

Each program has different criteria for admission, but there are many similarities between the requirements. Many programs require students to:

  • Fill out an application and pay the application fee
  • Submit official nursing school transcripts
  • Have graduated from a BSN program with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be interviewed by program faculty
  • Submit letters of recommendation
  • Submit an essay
  • Submit a resume or CV
  • Have received acceptable GRE scores
  • Be a licensed RN

MSN Tuition Costs

Tuition costs a different amount for every school and program. For example, depending on which MSN track a student chooses, it costs between $21,060 and $26,650 to attend Brenau University. A 6 month term at the Western Governors University MSN program costs $3,250. Attending California University online for an MSN degree costs students $14,850 if the student lives in-state and $15,407 if the student is from out-of-state.


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402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-2043
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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Indiana

Anderson University
1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Goshen College
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526
Indiana University - Iupui
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana University
2300 South Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46902
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Indiana University - Southeast
4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150

Indiana MSN Degree Prerequisites

Indiana nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by Indiana Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in Indiana, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Indiana and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of The Indiana RN to MSN programs

Those holding Indiana RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

Indiana MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In Indiana, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the Indiana Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Indiana grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In Indiana, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Indiana.

Indiana MSN Degree Resources

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