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M.S.N. Nursing Administration Track

As an experienced nurse, you understand the daily tasks, challenges, and rewards that come with the job. Maybe you’ve dedicated years of your life to the field and have decided it’s time for you to take the next step, to chase after a new dream. With the Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration Track from Indiana University Kokomo, you can take all the on-the-job knowledge and experience you’ve gained in your career so far and expand it to take on a new role with more accountability, responsibility, and rewards.

This degree will allow you to thrive in advanced-level management positions. You’ll graduate this program with cutting-edge knowledge and experiential skills to go on and serve in leadership and administrative roles that will provide opportunities for enhanced health care delivery systems and, ultimately, improved health for the people of our region and beyond. Healthcare is a rapidly growing field in need of professionals with advanced degrees and education. The career opportunities are seemingly endless!

This degree program 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 administration. These courses include:

  • Administrative Management in Nursing
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Legal Environment  of Health Care
  • Nursing Administration Practicum
  • Scholarly Project
To apply, you will need the following:
  1. Complete an application via the online portal.
  2. As proof of graduation from an accredited baccalaureate degree program in nursing, you will need to submit an official college transcript (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 qualification 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

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 their primary language, you must submit TOEFL-iBT scores with a required total minimum of 80, and at least 20 for each section. If you run into problems 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. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the M.S.N. Nursing Administration Track from IU Kokomo, reach out! Our eager-to-help faculty and staff are looking forward to chatting with you.

If you’re ready to submit your application, don’t wait! Apply now.

Last updated: 10/02/2018