Program Overview

The online MSN from Ball State University is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills required to advance their careers in nursing. Students may choose from three focus paths in order to customize their education:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    • Have graduated from a bachelor’s program in nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), now referred to as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), or by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
    • Have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
    • Have earned a grade of C or better in at least 2 quarter or semester hours in an undergraduate research course.
    • Have an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in state of practice.
    • Must attend a one day, on-campus orientation if admitted.

    School Overview

    Ball State University originated as a teacher’s college in Muncie, Indiana, in the early twentieth century. by the 1960s, the college began to expand increasing enrollment and degree programs. By 1965, Indiana’s general assembly awarded the college university status. Today, Ball State awards Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees. For adult learners and students requiring added flexibility, Ball State University offers online degree and certificate programs. A wide range of online graduate programs extends from certificates and specialist degrees to Master’s and Doctorate programs.

    Ball State offers various delivery methods of instruction to best accommodate the different lifestyles of learners. Students can choose the traditional on-campus class format or attend classes at off-campus locations in Indianapolis and Fishers, Indiana. In addition, online classes are delivered in two formats: Asynchronous courses engage students via email, discussion boards, file sharing, chats, Web page posting, and sometimes by phone; web conferencing via streamed video requires attendance at designated times.

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