Program Overview

The online MSN / Nursing Education (IUPUI) degree program from Indiana University Online prepares students for teaching careers in nursing schools, community colleges, hospitals, community health agencies, and technical schools, as well as in private industry. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills required to: 

  • ​Model excellence in nursing leadership to improve nursing practice within a complex healthcare system
  • ​Conduct advanced nursing practice within ethical-legal guidelines, professional policies and regulations, and standards of practice associated with a specialty area of practice
  • ​Synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as biological, behavioral, social, administrative, educational, and communication sciences for application to a chosen domain of advanced practice nursing 
  • ​Demonstrate scholarly inquiry and reflection that exemplifies critical, creative, and systems thinking to advance the practice of nursing
  • ​Frame problems, design interventions, specify outcomes, and measure achievement of outcomes while balancing human, fiscal, and material resources to achieve quality health outcomes 
  • ​Use information technology and knowledge-based resources to manage and transform data that informs clinical practice
  • ​Systematically apply evidence from research findings to answer clinical questions, solve clinical problems, and develop innovative nursing interventions and health policies for selected patient populations
  • ​Demonstrate collaborative practice and interpret nursing science within an interdisciplinary context
  • ​Articulate the effects of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health sciences
  • ​Engage in life-long learning activities that contribute to professional development as well as to the advancement of nursing

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • A BSN degree from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale preferred
    • Current unencumbered RN license in the state in which you plan to complete your practicum hours
    • Knowledge, skills, and abilities to use computer technologies to communicate
    • Three references
    • Essay

    School Overview

    IU Online hosts more than one hundred online degrees, ranging from associate and bachelor programs to doctoral degrees. Students can choose to enroll in one or two online courses, complete a degree, or further education by pursuing a graduate certificate or degree. Studies include, but are not limited to topics in: business and law, computing and technology, education, humanities, recreation, library and museum studies, nursing and healthcare, public administration, public health, and social work.

    IU Online manages and lists online degrees and programs for Indiana University's campuses. Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s multi-campus public university system. Other campus locations coordinating through IU Online include:

    • Indiana University East (IU East)
    • Indiana University Kokomo (IU Kokomo)
    • Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest)
    • Indiana University South Bend (IU South Bend)
    • Indiana University Southeast (IU Southeast)

    Several regional campuses are the result of a partnership with IU and Purdue University, and include:

    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)
    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne
    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Columbus (IUPUC)

    While some online programs and courses are hosted individually by the flagship campus or from a single regional location, others are offered jointly through a consortium of campuses. Students will need to locate the program of their choice, and then coordinate with the appropriate campus to determine admission requirements and cost. Tuition and fees may vary from campus to campus.


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