Our Master of Science in Nursing program has five Nurse Practitioner (NP) tracks that will deepen your expertise in the type of patient care that you feel passionate about: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family, Pediatric Primary Care, and Psychiatric-Mental Health.
Admission to the Nurse Practitioner (NP) tracks is offered one time per year, for the fall.
A BSN degree GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as listed on BSN transcript).
An active, unencumbered Indiana or Compact RN license.
The amount of RN experience the track you are applying for requires. (Outlined in “Required RN experience for each NP track” below.)
Completed a three-credit hour undergraduate statistics course from an accredited college or university with a grade of B- or better prior to the start of the program.
Steps to apply
You must meet the RN experience requirements for each Nurse Practitioner track by the application deadline:
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: One year of full-time critical care RN experience in an Adult ICU, ED, or PCU, and current ACLS certification.
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: One year of full-time hospital-based RN experience with adults.
Family Nurse Practitioner: Two years of full-time RN experience.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: One year of full-time RN experience in pediatrics or NICU.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: One year of full-time RN experience. Psychiatric nursing experience is preferred but not required.
Your resume should include (if applicable):
Clinical RN experience - be sure to include employment dates (month & year) and hospital unit, if applicable
Other healthcare-related work experience
Significant prior careers
National certifications (please spell out certification & organization names - do not use acronyms)
Professional development leadership and/or committee roles in your place of employment (examples: charge nurse, shift leader, committee member, committee chair)
Awards, nominations, or other recognition within the field of healthcare (or academics for recent grads)
Healthcare-related volunteer experience
Membership to nursing organizations (including nursing student organizations, if a recent graduate) - denote any leadership roles held
There is no page limit - please feel free to use as much space as you need to in order to convey to the admission committee who you are as a nurse and potential graduate student. IUSON does not provide a resume template. You may use whatever resume format you prefer.
Using your computer or phone, take a screenshot (not a photo) from the state licensing board website showing your full name, license number, and license expiration date.
The following are examples of appropriate professional references:
Current or former nurse manager or other clinical supervisor (i.e. house supervisor, shift coordinator, etc.)
Nurse practitioner with whom you work closely/have a professional relationship
Physician who has supervised/worked closely with you
References from co-workers who are peers, close friends, or relatives are not appropriate.
You will enter your reference contact information into the application. Electronic evaluation requests will be sent to your references once you submit their information into the application.
Complete and submit an IU graduate application for your intended MSN track by the February 1st application deadline.
To locate the track to which you are applying, type "Nursing" in the program search bar. Please pay attention to which campus is offering the program you are selecting. Applications submitted to another IU campus cannot be transferred to IUPUI. You can also filter by campus using the Filters button next to the search bar.
Be sure to upload the required supplemental materials to your application before submitting:
If you have questions about your application submission, please contact Graduate Nursing Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request official transcripts be sent from ALL college and universities that you have previously attended outside of the IU system directly to the School of Nursing. Only transcripts sent directly from the institution are considered official. Transcripts are not required for any coursework completed at IU (any campus).
Transcripts required to be sent by postal mail should be sent to:
IU School of Nursing Attn: Admissions Coordinator 600 Barnhill Drive, NU 199C Indianapolis, IN 46202
Please be sure that your transcripts are not being sent to the IUPUI Graduate School or IUPUI Undergraduate Admissions. We will do our best to retrieve any transcripts misdirected to these offices, but it is not always possible.
Official transcripts must be received by the School of Nursing no later than February 15.
The application fee is $70 and is non-refundable.
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