RN to MSN Programs in Indiana

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Indiana

There are 26 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Indiana in our online directory, with 19 programs being CCNE accredited, and 5 programs being ACEN accredited. 73% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

The Indiana State Board of Nursing. does not participate in the review or accreditation of graduate-level nursing programs, though the CCNE has approved twelve Master's Nursing programs in Indiana and ACEN has approved six. in Indiana.

An RN in Indiana does not need to obtain additional licensure to work as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the state, except in cases of application for prescriptive authority and midwives.

As of July 2019, Indiana has begun the process of enrollment in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), though the statutes will not take effect until implementation is complete (a process which typically takes one year). The provisions of the NLC would allow nurses versatility in terms of relocation: nurses in NLC states would be able to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure.

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Campbellsville University

Master Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Website

George Mason University

Master MSN-FNP Website

Norwich University

Master Online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Website

Regis College

Master Online MSN, Multiple Specializations Website

Simmons University

Master Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Website

Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing

A full-time student can typically complete a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2 years, though most schools offer a part-time option. Nursing programs generally require students to complete a core curriculum before delving into the nursing specialty of their choice. This core curriculum tends to cover topics relating to research methods, foundational theories of nursing roles (including ethical and legal considerations), nursing informatics, healthcare policy, pharmacology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology.

Following these initial semesters of coursework, students will learn advanced material relevant to the track of their choice. The latter part of a Master's in Nursing will likely integrate practical clinical experience with classroom study, allowing students to both learn from and apply their skills to real-life situations.

Nursing Licensure in Indiana

After completing their Master’s study, Indiana nurses may seek accreditation from a national body associated with their specialty, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the National Board of Certification and Re-certification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the National Certification Corporation (NCC), or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Salary Information for MSN graduates and Nurse Practitioners in Indiana

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in Indiana was $103,200 (lower than the national estimate, which is $110,030). Indiana registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $64,860 (the national average was estimated to be $75,510) and nursing anesthetists in Indiana earned $156,580 (compared to an estimated national average of $174,790). Nursing instructors in this state earned an annual mean salary of $76,280, slightly lower than the national average of $81,350.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Indiana

Anderson University
Anderson
  • Master of Science in Nursing - School of Nursing
  • The Anderson University School of Nursing MSN in Nursing Program provides students with the skills needed to lead and teach within healthcare environments. Four tracks of study and a dual degree option is also available.
  • MSN-Administration
  • The Anderson University School of Nursing MSN-Administration Track prepares students to be effective nurse administrators who lead and direct departments and programs in the health care field.
Ball State University
Muncie
CCNE
  • Master of Science (MS) in Nursing - Nurse Educator
  • The Nurse Educator MSN degree at Ball State University provides nurses the skills they need to become educators in the nursing field. The program is accredited by the CCNE and course work can be completed online.
Bethel College
Mishawaka
ACEN
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educators - Department of Nursing
  • The Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) for nurse educators program at Bethel College prepares students for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Goshen College
Goshen
CCNE
  • M.S. Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner - College of Health and Human Services
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Goshen College prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is accredited by the CCNE and is completed on campus.
Indiana State University
Terre Haute
ACEN
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • Indiana State’s M.S.N. in Nursing program offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the ACEN and is has concentrations in family nurse practitioner and nursing education..
Indiana University-East
Richmond
ACEN
  • M.S. in Nursing - School of Nursing
  • The M.S. in Nursing program at IUE prepares nurses to teach in higher education and health care settings. Concentration areas include Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration.
Indiana University-Kokomo
Kokomo
ACEN
  • M.S.N. in Nursing
  • The Nursing Program at IU Kokomo offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the ACEN and is has concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration.
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne
NA
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner - School of Nursing
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at IPFW teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage patient-centered primary care and health and illness problems of patients of all ages. This program is accredited by the CCNE and is only available online.
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Executive
  • IPFW offers nurses a Nurse Executive program for those who desire a role as clinical systems administrators. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Indianapolis
CCNE
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner - School of Nursing
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at IUPUI teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage patient-centered primary care and health and illness of patients of all ages. This program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • MSN - Nursing Education - School of Nursing
  • The Nursing Educator program at IUPUI prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE and completed entirely online.
  • MSN - Nursing Leadership in Health Systems - School of Nursing
  • The Nursing Leadership in Health Systems program at IUPUI graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Indiana University-South Bend
South Bend
CCNE
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • IU South Bend’s Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion
CCNE
  • MSN Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioners
  • IWU's Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioners program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE and is completed online and on campus.
  • MSN Nursing Administration
  • IWU offers nurses a Nursing Administration program for those who desire a role as clinical systems administrators. The program is accredited by the CCNE and completed online and on campus.
  • MSN Nursing Education
  • The Nursing Education program at Indiana Wesleyan prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE and completed entirely online.
Purdue University
West Lafayette
CCNE
  • MS in Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner - School of Nursing
  • Purdue University’s Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Purdue University-Calumet Campus
Hammond
ACEN
  • MS in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Purdue Northwest offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the ACEN and completed on campus.
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis
CCNE
  • MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • University of Indianapolis’s Family Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited and completed on campus with online components.
  • MSN – Nursing and Health Systems Leadership
  • University of Indianapolis offers a Nursing and Health Systems Leadership program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited and completed entirely online.
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education - College of Nursing
  • The Nursing Education program at the University of Indianapolis prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program can be completed part or full time within a six-year time span.
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne
CCNE
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Saint Francis offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. Classes are offered in a hybrid format.
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • The MSN program at the University of Southern Indiana prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute/Primary Care NP, and more.
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso
CCNE
  • Nurse Educator Certificate
  • The Nurse Educator Certificate program at the Ursuline College prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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