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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: 48 with 720 clinical hours
  • Tuition: $766 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
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: 47 with 720 clinical hours
  • Tuition: $766 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
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: 38 with 240 practicum hours
  • Tuition: $502 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Courses are online only
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: 38 with 240 practicum hours
  • Tuition: $502 per credit hour*
  • Course Format:
    • Courses are online only

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post MSN, Executive and BSN to DNP Options)

This online post-master’s program prepares you for the highest level 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 three pathways from which to choose that will equip you for the highest level of nursing practice leadership.

  • DNP - POST MSN For the nurse who has a master’s degree in Nursing (MSN).
  • DNP - EXECUTIVE For the BSN nurse who does not have an MSN, but has a master’s degree in ANY subject matter.
  • BSN - DNP For the BSN nurse who does not hold a master’s degree in ANY subject matter and is looking to complete certification for Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP).

Graduates of any pathway will be trained to lead quality improvement and influence healthcare policy at the system level while applying scientific research and evidence-based knowledge to clinical practice.

  • Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice: Post-MSN Path (DNP) // Executive Path (eDNP) // BSN-DNP Path
  • Total Credit Hours (Post-Master's DNP): 31-36 credit hours; 1,000 practicum hours
  • Total Credit Hours (Executive DNP): 36 credit hours; 1,000 practicum hours
  • Total Credit Hours (BSN to DNP for FNP): 65 credit hours; 720 clinical hours; 500 practicum hours
  • Total Credit Hours (BSN to DNP for AGNP): 65 credit hours; 720 clinical hours; 500 practicum hours
  • Total Credit Hours (BSN to DNP for NNP): 65.5 credit hours; 600 clinical hours; 500 practicum hours
  • Tuition: $766 per credit.*
  • Tuition for BSN to DNP for NNP: $746 per credit.*
  • Course Format: Hybrid

BSN Programs

Transition to Nursing

The Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A-BSN) 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: 56 credit hours in BSN coursework
  • Tuition: $806 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

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*Tuition is based on the 2022-23 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.