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Why UIndy?

  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • More than 100 years of experience training the workforce
  • Located just 10 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis
  • Flexible class options including weekends, evenings, and many available online
  • Competitive graduate assistantship available (assistantships only available for select graduate programs)

You've always cared for others, probably from the time you played as a child. Now you want to take caring in a different professional direction. With an advanced degree from the University of Indianapolis, you can do just that.

ADVANCED DEGREES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SCHOOL OF NURSING

MSN Programs

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner

The Master of Science in Nursing-Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program trains you to enter clinical practice as a primary care family nurse practitioner and prepares you to practice in an advanced nursing role in a variety of settings. In this program you will participate in clinical research that incorporates evidence-based care and extends knowledge in advanced nursing practice relevant to individuals and their families. You will also learn how to assume leadership roles in influencing health policies that promote high-quality, cost-effective care for individuals and their families

  • Degree: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Total Credit Hours: 49 with 645 clinical hours
  • Tuition: $692 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Courses are a combination of hybrid (on-campus classes with online components) and online classes
    • On-campus classes meet one day per week on campus

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Primary Care Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

The Master of Science in Nursing-Primary Care Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) program trains health care professionals to meet the unique needs of the growing population of older adults. The program prepares you to practice independently and collaboratively to improve the health of older adults and their families, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations. In this program you will participate in clinical research that incorporates evidence-based care and extends knowledge in advanced nursing practice relevant to older adults and their families, especially issues of end-of- life care. You will also learn how to assume leadership roles in influencing health policies that promote high quality, cost-effective care for older adults and their families.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Total Credit Hours: 48 with 600 clinical hours
  • Tuition: $692 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Courses are a combination of hybrid (on-campus classes with online components) and online classes
    • On-campus classes meet one day per week on campus

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Nursing Education

Nursing Education program prepares you to take on new nursing roles as an educator and mentor and to provide leadership to the next generation of nurses. Build on your clinical expertise and passion for teaching with our streamlined, workplace-relevant curriculum. You will work with clinically current faculty and learn best practices for teaching and assessment while keeping patient care and professionalism at the forefront of your nursing practice.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Total Credit Hours: 42-43 with 240 practicum hours
  • Tuition: $475 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Courses are online only

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Nursing & Health Systems Leadership

Our Master of Science in Nursing–Nursing and Health Systems Leadership (NHSL) online degree program prepares you to serve as a mentor and leader to the next generation of nurses. Build the conflict-resolution and critical-thinking skills necessary to enhance your career opportunities while expanding your ability to provide quality patient care. Our clinically current faculty is committed to helping you succeed through real-world learning and our streamlined, workforce-relevant curriculum.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Total Credit Hours: 39 with 360 practicum hours
  • Tuition: $475 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Courses are online only

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

UIndy's Master of Science in Nursing-Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program, a collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, is the first and only program of its kind in the state and helps meet a growing need to provide intensive care for newborns, especially in communities that don't have enough neonatal physicians to meet the demand. The program is designed for working nurses, and instructors include active pediatricians and nurse practitioners. The hands-on clinical training and observation take place at Eskenazi Health, IU Health University Hospital, and Riley's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the largest such unit in the state, and one of the top-ranked NICUs in the nation, staffed by leading physicians in the field.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Total Credit Hours: 46 with 690 clinical hours
  • Tuition: $692 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Core courses are available in an all-online or online/in-class hybrid format
    • Clinical courses are primarily traditional face-to- face classes, with some online components

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Doctoral Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP graduates are prepared to be experts in the integration of nursing science and clinical reasoning to design, implement, manage and evaluate complex patient, organizational, environmental and system issues. Our program offers two pathways from which to choose that will equip you for the highest level of nursing practice leadership. Graduates will be trained to lead quality improvement and influence health care policy at the system level while applying scientific research and evidence-based knowledge to clinical practice. Offering two options for post-msn and executive paths.

  • Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice: Post-MSN Path (DNP) // Executive Path (eDNP)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36-40 credit hours
  • Tuition: $730 per credit*
  • Course Format:
    • While courses are offered online, students should note that there is also a required on-campus orientation/intensive each August for new and returning students.

*Tuition based on 2019-2020 tuition rates.

BSN Programs

RSN to BSN (online only)

As demand for nurses has increased, patient care has become increasingly complex and technologically advanced, prompting most health care facilities around the nation to require nurses to hold at least a bachelor's degree in nursing. The RN to BSN is a post-licensure completion program designed for RNs working full-time with multiple responsibilities. The program features options that are flexible, affordable and can be completed in as little as one year part-time. The RN to BSN online program provides great flexibility by allowing students to complete all required nursing coursework online in 12 months in an accelerated format.

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Total Credit Hours: 30 credit hours
  • Tuition: $338 per credit hour* (+ $75 per semester technology fee; no clinical fees)
  • Course Format:
    • Courses are offered online. RN to BSN courses are sequential and taken one at a time in accelerated, seven-week sessions.

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Transition to Nursing

The Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for career changers who already have a bachelor's degree in another field. This full-time program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in as little as 15 months. The program is designed to provide a seamless entry into the Master of Science (MSN) program, and students may have the option to take up to three graduate nursing courses during the last two semesters of undergraduate clinical coursework.

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Total Credit Hours: 120 with 46 in designated nursing courses
  • Tuition: $872 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Full-time program with courses on campus and clinical work at hospitals, community-based settings, schools, day-care centers, long-term care facilities and more

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

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