M.S. in Nursing
IU East is partnering with IU Kokomo to offer a Master of Science in Nursing program with two tracks: nursing education and nursing administration. The program will be offered in a flexible and affordable format right within your community.
The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing is to prepare registered nurses with advanced practice nursing knowledge in the areas of nursing education and administration. Nurses with this advanced knowledge will enhance health care for the community and impact the health care delivery system. Serving in education and leadership 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.
The nurse administration track will enable you to function in advanced level management positions requiring an advanced nursing degree. Hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, extended care facilities, and nurse managed health centers as well as a multitude of community agencies are potential employers of advanced practice nurses.
The nurse 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.
* Approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.