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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The purpose of the M.S. in Nursing degree is to prepare 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. Nurses with masters’ preparation are and will continue to be in strong demand. Health care is a growth industry. Continued regional growth in health care cannot be sustained without advancements in the level of nursing care.


This nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track

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. T

Nursing Education Track

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.

Nursing Administration Track

The Nursing Administration track will enable you to function in advanced level management positions requiring an advanced nursing degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Valid, unrestricted RN license in the state where practicum will be completed.
  • At least one year experience as a RN or currently working as a RN for nursing education and nursing administration.
  • 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.
  • Submission of the following:
    • Personal statement (250-350 words).
    • Two references, may give email address via online application.
    • CV/Resume.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1122 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1122 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1122 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1122 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    385 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Richmond

  • 871 - 1410 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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