Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Indiana

MSN programs build on the baccalaureate nursing education, broadening the students' professional and personal perspectives by challenging them with innovative curriculum that can be applied to providing solutions in the multi-faceted health care system and its challenges. Students attending full time can complete an MSN program in 18 to 24 months and in some cases, as little as 16 month depending on the concentration selected.

MSN Programs Offered Online in Indiana - No Residency Restrictions

Students will find a variety of specialization or concentrations to choose from while researching the online and campus based programs below. The MSN is the essential degree for any nurse desiring a career in advanced practice, education, leadership and related areas. According to the Indiana Nursing Workforce Coalition, fewer than 8% of working nurses in Indiana hold an MSN or MS degree, which has added to the nursing faculty shortage plaguing Indiana. Nurse educators are one of the most sought after MSN educated nurses in Indiana.

According to the Indiana Nursing Workforce Coalition, advanced practice nurses in Indiana earn an average salary of $75,000 a year while nursing faculty earn an average salary of $55,000. This salary disparity is a leading cause of the nurse faculty shortage in Indiana, though $55,000 a year is a nice income in Indiana. It's especially nice when one considers that, according to the Kaiser Family Health Foundation, the median annual household income in Indiana was $46,407 between 2005 t0 2007. The Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey found that the average annual salary for an MSN educated nurse was $59,455. These salaries will vary significantly by geographic location, experience, facility and other factors. Learn about the Nurse Practitioner programs offered in Indiana.

Schools Based in Indiana Offering MSN 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

Bethel College - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, ADN, BSN, LPN-ADN, MSN (Nurse Educator and Nursing Administration tracks)

  • Bethel College, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545, PH: 574-807-7000

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

Purdue University Calumet - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, BSN, second degree BSN, Accelerated MSN

  • School of Nursing, 2200 169th Street , Hammond, IN 46323, PH: 219-989-2818

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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