Master of Science in Nursing

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The faculty, staff, and administration consider it an honor and privilege to serve the educational needs of the community at the graduate level. The school is committed to providing a quality education by experienced, well-educated faculty-experts in their field.  The Master’s program has been designed to prepare the graduate for advanced professional practice using contemporary curriculum as a guide. Meticulous planning and attention to detail has resulted in an outstanding program to prepare graduate level nurses for practice in the twenty first century.

The Master of Science in Nursing Program at IU Kokomo is a 39 credit hour curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses with advanced practice nursing knowledge in the areas of nursing education or nursing administration. Students will begin their study with classroom-based didactic courses in a hybrid format, building the theoretical and contextual background necessary for advanced nursing practice.  Students will progress to specific courses in either the nursing education or the nursing administration track. Both tracks conclude with a culminating project/nursing study and practicum (112 contact hours). Core classes will be scheduled on Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, however some courses are offered on-line. Track-specific courses and electives are offered when scheduled by the sponsoring departments.

The MSN program is comprised of three components: 

(1) Nursing core courses: Nursing Research, Nursing Theory, Measurement and Data Analysis, Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts I and II, and Introduction to Nursing Informatics. 

(2) Education or Administration Track

Administration track courses: Administrative Management in Nursing, Financial Management, Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice, Legal Environment of Health Care, Nursing Administration Practicum and Nursing Study.

Graduates serving in leadership and administrative roles will provide opportunities for enhanced health care delivery systems and ultimately improved health for the citizens of our regions.

Education track courses: Curriculum in Nursing, Evaluation in Nursing, Teaching in Nursing, Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators, Nursing Education Practicum and nursing study.

Graduates serving in the Educator role will be prepared to teach in schools of nursing or as educational staff for clinical agencies.

(3) A culminating experience for Administration Track or Education Track.

Students will be guided and prepared for the culminating project/nursing study from the beginning and throughout the program by faculty and advisors.  Dr. Mary Bourke will assist in developing degree study plans, preparing semester schedules, and helping students adjust to graduate education. More information and the latest updates are available at the IU Kokomo School of Nursing web site.  Achieve your career goals with Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing, a degree close to home.

Contact us:

Dr. Mary P. Bourke, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
Dr. Linda Wallace, Dean of IU Kokomo School of Nursing