M.S.N Education Track

M.S.N. Education Track

If you’ve worked in the field as a nurse, chances are you’re passionate about both helping people and working to provide the best possible patient care. If you feel a calling to mentor and train the next generation of nurses to accomplish these goals, the M.S.N. Education Track from Indiana University Kokomo is the perfect place to get started. With your daily experiences as a working nurse and the knowledge you’ll gain in the classroom, you’ll graduate from this program ready to work in a variety of fields to enhance the quality of care for all and make an impact on the future.   

Upon completion, you’ll have the skills to design course curriculum, use teaching methodologies that engage your students, assess learning, train new employees, and more! Use your clinical experiences to help mold and shape our future nurses.

This degree track is 39 credit hours completed in 6 semesters or approximately 2 years. You will begin your study with classroom-based didactic courses in a hybrid format where you’ll build the theoretical and contextual background necessary for advanced practice in nursing. The core courses include:

  • Nursing Theory
  • Nursing Research
  • Measurement and Data Analysis
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts I and II
  • Introduction to Nursing Informatics

Then, you’ll progress to specific courses relating to nursing education. These courses include:

  • Curriculum in Nursing
  • Evaluation in Nursing
  • Teaching in Nursing
  • Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators
  • Nursing Education Practicum
  • Scholarly Project

  1. Complete an application via the online portal. Search for IU Kokomo under Add Program to find the M.S.N. tracks.
  2. Proof of graduation from an accredited baccalaureate degree program in nursing. You will need to submit all official college transcripts (degree-granting and graduate courses if applicable).
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Copy of valid, unencumbered R.N. license in the state where practicum will be completed.  International students pursuing the administration or education tracks must meet the practice or licensing requirements in their country of origin.
  5. At least one year experience as an R.N. or currently working as an R.N.
  6. Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
  7. Complete a criminal background check. The official IU site for students to use is: www.castlebranch.com and the package code is IA03.
  8. Submit the following:
    • Personal statement: Provide a statement of approximately 500 words that identifies your academic goals, career objectives, why you are applying to this program and the qualifications you have that make you a strong candidate for this program.
    • Answers to the following questions: In approximately 500 words, please answer:
      1. What experiences (as it relates to clinical, leadership, or research in nursing) do you feel have prepared you for master’s education?
      2. Describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your development, such as honors, activities, and accomplishments that make you a unique applicant. Be sure to include cross-cultural experiences, travel, hobbies, etc. that might influence your contributions to advanced practice nursing.
    • Two professional references: provide two names and contact information (email preferred) for people who know you professionally. Professional references are references from individuals who can attest to your skills, qualifications, and abilities.
    • CV/Résumé
  9. Pay the application fee of $40 ($60 for international students).

Please send hard copies of your personal statement, official transcripts, copy of your valid, unencumbered R.N. license, essays, and resume to Stephanie Graves at the following address:

East Building, KE 309
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003

If you need a paper version of this application, please reach out to Stephanie Graves at gravesst@iu.edu  or 765-455-9308.

Applications must be completed using the online graduate application by July 1 for fall admission, April 1 for summer admission, and December 1 for January admission. You will be notified within 4 weeks if accepted.

International students and students for whom English is not your primary language, you must submit TOEFL-iBT scores. Requirements are found here. If you have difficulty when submitting an application, please reach out to our Office of International Student Services for assistance. 

Please note: Those students who have not completed an undergraduate statistics class you may enroll in NURS-H 355 DATA ANALYSIS/PRACTICE & RESEARCH (3 CR)- This course will satisfy the undergrad statistics requirement. You will receive a conditional admission until this course has been completed. 

If you encounter any problems or difficulties when using the online application portal, please reach out to the IT help desk. You can contact them by emailing your issue to kohelp@iu.edu or by calling 765-455-9315. 

Looking for more details on the kinds of courses you’ll be taking? Visit the most current Academic Bulletin for specifics. Have questions or concerns about the M.S.N. Education Track from IU Kokomo? Reach out and chat with our eager-to-help faculty and staff.

If you’re ready to jump in and get started, apply today!

Assessment information for this degree is available from our Assessment landing page.

Ready to begin your journey?