Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

One MSN degree, eight tracks to choose from

IU School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with eight tracks to choose from. Whether you are interested in a career as a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator, or Nurse Leader, you’ll be taught by nationally-recognized faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in the field.

Our MSN programs are based out of the IU Indianapolis campus, but most courses are offered in an online or hybrid-distance format to make them accessible to students throughout the state. Clinical/practicum experiences can be completed in your home community within Indiana and are arranged cooperatively by students and faculty.

Find out about the technical requirements for online/hybrid-distance learning.

Our MSN programs are ranked

Top 50U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools in 2021

#2U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Programs 2024

Our program learning outcomes

LEADERSHIP: Lead nursing and healthcare teams to improve practice within complex systems, recognizing political, institutional, social, and economic forces.

PRACTICE: Practice at the highest level of nursing, integrating ethical, legal, professional, and regulatory standards and guidelines.

SYNTHESIZE KNOWLEDGE: Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related sciences for application to selected domains of nursing practice.

INQUIRY: Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and scholarly inquiry in the pursuit of innovative approaches to improving health outcomes.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Apply evidence to problem solving at the clinical and system level to advance nursing practice and improve outcomes.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Use technology to deliver, measure, monitor, and improve clinical care delivery and enhance safe outcomes.

APPLY EVIDENCE: Engage in policy analysis, development, and advocacy to influence health at the individual, group, community, and population level.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: Practice in interprofessional teams that communicate, collaborate, and consult in coordinating patient-centered care.

CULTURE: Incorporate the influences of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of nursing and healthcare services.

LEARNER: Recognize the value of being a lifelong learner who is committed to personal professional growth, the development of the profession, and the health of the public.

Licensure and certification

Indiana University School of Nursing academic programs are designed to prepare you to obtain necessary regulatory authority to practice in an advanced nursing role in Indiana.

Learn more about recognition to practice as an advanced practice nurse in the state of Indiana. If you plan to pursue authority to practice in an advanced nursing role in a state other than Indiana, please review each state’s educational requirements for licensure or other regulatory mechanism. Specific information regarding each state’s licensure requirements can be found on the NCSBN website.

If you have questions regarding licensure and or certification, please contact IUSON Student Services at 317-274-2806.