Indiana University South Bend

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
713 USD/credit
713 USD/credit
302 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree program at Indiana University South Bend prepares its graduates for leadership roles in advanced nursing practice as Family Nurse Practitioners.


The goal of the M.S.N. in Nursing at Indiana University South Bend is to develop nurses with the advanced practice nursing skills to increase the potential of our regional health care delivery system to improve the health of our communities. Program graduates will be eligible to seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Learning outcomes

The M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a 42 credit hour, postbaccalaureate graduate degree. Applicants to the program must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution. The curriculum is roughly divided into two major sections: preclinical and clinical coursework. The preclinical courses provide the student with a core foundation for advanced practice. Clinical courses build upon that foundation, adding knowledge and its application in the direct clinical experience of advanced practice nursing. All degree requirements must be completed within six years of initial program enrollment.

The program is designed to meet the educational needs of working Registered Nurses, and is structured as a cohort-based, year-round, part-time study model. Degree requirements may be met through a combination of distance accessible and campus-based coursework. Clinical work is arranged in consultation and is undertaken under the guidance of a faculty member and a preceptor. Clinical placements are designed to meet individual goals as well as overall learning objectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology 
  • Theory 
  • Pharmacology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian secondary school or meet the country-specific secondary preparation requirements
  • The equivalent of a "B" average or higher in secondary school or a score of at least 630 on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    302 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 302 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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