What’s New: Master of Science in Nursing

20th September 2017

What’s New at IU Southeast?

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree prepares registered nurses with advanced practice nursing knowledge in the areas of nursing education and administration to enhance health care delivery for the community, while serving in leadership and administrative roles.

When is it offered?

Beginning Fall 2017

What does it look like?

The M.S.N. program consists of 39 credits. It is divided into two tracks―administration and education―each of which is comprised of three components: (1) nursing core courses, (2) administration or education track courses, and (3) a culminating practicum and study/project for administration or education track. Depending on their chosen track, students learn to master and apply real-world knowledge in financial management, nursing informatics and computing technology, data analysis, legal and ethical standards, and more, culminating in a capstone that may incorporate a clinical placement. Admission is competitive and requires approval by the faculty based on the applicant’s grade point average, statement of professional aspirations, official transcripts and references, among other criteria.

Who benefits?

Registered nurses with a desire to take advantage of the growing demand for advanced practice nursing can benefit by acquiring knowledge that prepares them to assume more responsible and better-paying roles within the administration of hospitals and health management organizations.

What can you do with the M.S.N.?

Kentuckiana is a recognized center of the health management industry. The M.S.N. degree gives students the skills, breadth of knowledge and professional development opportunities to assume positions of greater responsibility within this growing field. Serving in leadership and administrative roles enables graduates to have a greater and more lasting impact on health care delivery systems in our community and to enhance the health of the citizens of our region.

Words of wisdom

“Nurse educators are in high demand and will continue to be for the next decade in response to the Baby Boomers’ retirement from the profession. Informed nurses with an M.S.N. in Administration are vital to decision-making input for healthcare policy initiatives.”

—Donna Bowles, dean of the School of Nursing

Learn more:

For more information please contact Donna Bowles, dean of the School of Nursing at 812-941-2204 or dbowles@ius.edu, or visit the program website.

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