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Nurse Practitioner Programs in Indiana

According to the Indiana Legislative Services Agency and the Indiana State Board of Nursing, APNs including Nurse practitioners must first be a licensed registered nurse in Indiana and graduate from a master's level program. Nurse practitioners should also be certified through the national certifying body appropriate to their specialty.

Graduates of the nurse practitioner programs found below are eligible to sit for the national certification exams in their specialization. Online nurse practitioner and other APN programs such as nurse midwifery, clinical nurse leader and clinical nurse specialist have made significant headway in their curriculum delivery and assistance with locating clinical site locations to complete preceptorships or practicums. Many of these online nurse practitioner and related APN programs are also accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC. It has become a more convenient way to pursue an advanced practice degree. Online programs offer flexibility for working nurses as well as provide an education option not available, until recently, to rurally based nurses.

According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey, Nurse Practitioners in Indiana made an average annual salary of $75,378. Potential to earn more is readily available as many advanced practice nurse including nurse practitioner report working second jobs, the most common of which is as an educator where they earn between $20,000 and $40,000 annually. Salary numbers will vary significantly based on geographic location, experience, additional certification or education (DNP), facility, specialization and other factors. You might also be interested in other MSN programs offered in Indiana.

Nurse Practitioner and other Advanced Practice Nursing Programs in Indiana

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

  • Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.

University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

  • Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

  • Click Here for more information about the Frontier Nursing University distance education programs.

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

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Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
  • Click Here for information about the Online MS - Midwifery Programs.

Schools Based in Indiana Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Ball State University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, BSN, LPN to BSN, Second Baccalaureate Track, Online MSN (leadership (Educator or Administrator tracks), advanced practice nurse practitioner track (adult or family), and clinical nurse specialist - adult health), RN to MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate (Nurse Educator or Nurse Practitioner)

  • Ball State University, 2000 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306, PH: 800-382-8540

Goshen College - Nursing Department

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, BSN, MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Leader tracks)

  • Goshen College 1700 South Main Street, Goshen, Indiana 46526, PH: 574-535-7373

Indiana State University - College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, BSN, MSN (family nurse practitioner, nurse administrator, and nurse educator tracks), post master's - family nurse practitioner, post-master's/prior NP - FNP

  • College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services - Indiana State University, Nursing Building Room 328, 200 North Seventh Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47809-9989, PH: 812-237-2316

Indiana University Purdue University Indiana - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, BSN, Second Degree BSN, RN to MSN, BSN to PhD, PhD, MSN (Majors: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), graduate certificates in teaching in nursing and nursing informatics

  • Indiana University School of Nursing, Center for Academic Affairs, 1111 Middle Drive, NU 122, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5107, PH: 317-274-2806

Purdue University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, BSN, second degree BSN, MS in (Adult Nurse Practitioner, pediatric NP, Oncology sub-specialty), DNP

  • School of Nursing, 502 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2069, PH: 765-494-4004

University of Indianapolis - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, ASN, BSN, MSN (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Educator, Nursing and Health Systems Administration and Nursing/Masters of Business Administration - MSN/MBA)

  • 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227, PH: 317-788-3206

University of Southern Indiana - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, BSN, RN to MSN, MSN (Specialty Tracks: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, Nursing Management and Leadership), Graduate certificates, DNP

  • 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712, PH: 812-465-1152

Valparaiso University - College of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MSN, BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN (Specialty Tracks: Nursing Education, MSN/MBA), DNP

  • 836 LaPorte Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383, PH: 219-464-5289

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