MS Nursing Admission Requirements

MS in Nursing Admission Requirements

  • BS in Nursing Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an NLN CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited program. Applicants below a 3.0, but above a 2.5, will be considered for a provisional admission based on the entirety of their application materials.
  • Students provisionally admitted will transition to full admission based on the following criteria:
    • FNP, Administration and Education applicants - Successful completion of first semester (6 credits) of MSN coursework
  • Valid, unrestricted RN license in the state of Indiana.
  • At least one year experience as a RN or currently working as a RN for nursing education and nursing administration.
  • At least two years' experience as a RN for FNP (or two years' experience by the time the student would take the assessment course, F570 in semester three).
  • Statistics grade (by transcript or current completion at IU East): Applicants need to have a grade of C or higher in a three credit, 300 level (or higher) class (or successfully complete prior to Research, R500 in semester four).
  • Criminal background check and urine drug screen.
  • Statement of essential abilities.

Required Documentation

All non-IU transcripts are to be sent from the institution to the Associate Dean

Submit the following:

  • Personal statement (250-350 words).
  • Two references, may give email address via online application.
  • CV/Resume.

Graduate Admission Checklist

Where to Send Application Material

Admission to the master’s program requires approval by the faculty and is based on the applicant’s qualifications as evidenced by grade point average, essay, official transcripts, and references. Acceptance into the program is competitive.

Students select a major area of study at the time they apply for admission to the MSN program.

  • New FNP cohorts begin each January (spring semester) of each year; there are no summer or fall admissions for FNP.
  • Nursing Education and Nursing Administration could begin any semester; contact the associate dean for more information.

Paula Baumann
Associate Dean for Nursing Graduate Programs
2325 Chester Blvd, Hayes 209
Richmond, Indiana 47374
(765) 973-8338