An M.S.N. degree prepares nurses for advanced practice in nursing administration, nursing education, and as a family nurse practitioner. Registered Nurses with this degree promote community healthcare and lead change in the ever growing health delivery system.
IU Northwest Master’s Degree Program Outcomes
Graduates of the IU Northwest School of Nursing MSN program will:
- Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to inform clinical judgment and innovation in advanced nursing practice.
- Practice to the full scope of education using effective communication and a systematic approach to coordinate person-centered care, empower advanced decision making, and promote self-care management.
- Improve population health outcomes through partnerships, advocacy, and policies that improve health equity within systems and at local, regional, national, and global levels.
- Advance the science of nursing through ethical scholarship and innovative and evidence-based approaches that advance the profession, improve health, and transform healthcare.
- Apply quality improvement principles to establish a culture of patient, provider, and work environment safety to reduce and mitigate risk, safeguard care delivery, and improve nursing practice outcomes.
- Facilitate a climate of mutual respect, improved communication, and quality collaboration within interprofessional teams that optimize care delivery.
- Lead and respond to changes in complex systems through policy and coordination of resources for diverse populations in an equitable and fiscally responsible manner.
- Evaluate and use information and communication technologies and informatics tools integrating best practices, regulatory standards, and ethical, legal, social implications in direct and indirect care roles.
- Embody the core values and professional identity of nursing by advocating for social justice and integrating ethical, legal, regulatory, and professional standards.
- Engage in personal and professional development to promote self-advocacy, resilience, and well-being to expand one’s own nursing leadership capacity and contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession.
Master of Science in Nursing
Candidates for the Master of Science in Nursing degree must receive a grade of B- or above in all didactic courses and a grade of "S" (satisfactory in all clinical courses). Total credits required are:
- MSN- FNP Track- 42 credits
- MSN- Nursing Education and Nursing Administration- 36 credits