M.S. Nursing

Nurses with masters’ preparation are and will continue to be in strong demand.

An MSN degree prepares registered nurses with advanced practice nursing knowledge in the areas of nursing education and administration, and advanced practice as a family nurse practitioner. Nurses with this advanced knowledge and advanced practice will enhance health care for the community and impact the health care delivery system. Serving in education, leadership, practice and administrative roles will provide opportunities for enhanced health care delivery systems and ultimately improved health for citizens. 

Health care is a growth industry. Continued regional growth in health care cannot be sustained without advancements in the level of nursing care.

IU East partners with other IU regional campuses to offer a flexible and affordable Master of Science in Nursing program for Registered Nurses right within your community.

MS in Nursing Program

3 Tracks Available:


New FNP cohorts begin each January (spring semester) of each year; there are no summer of fall admissions for FNP.

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track is to prepare nurses with advanced practice nursing skills.  Advanced Practice Nurses are needed to meet the growing regional demand for health care, as well as to address critical shortages of primary care providers. These nurses will provide and enhance access to health care for the community, improving the delivery of health care in the regional area, and ultimately, the health of its citizens. They will also serve in leadership and administrative roles, and implement changes in the health care delivery system.

Applications accepted every semester to begin any semester.

The Nursing Education track will prepare you for faculty roles at universities and colleges, addressing the existing nationwide shortage of nurses and well-prepared nursing faculty. This track also prepares nurses to function as staff educators for various healthcare institutions and community health settings.

Applications accepted every semester to begin any semester.

The Nursing Administration track will enable you to function in advanced level management positions requiring an advanced nursing degree. Hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, extended care facilities, and nurse managed health centers as well as a multitude of community agencies are potential employers of advanced practice nurses.

The MSN program, FNP track prepares completers for licensure in all states and US territories with the following exceptions 

It does not prepare completers for licensure in the states of Kansas and Washington.


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