School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Application Procedure

We are now accepting applications each semester for nursing education and nursing administration for enrollment any semester. We accept applications for FNP majors between April 1st and September 1st, the deadline of September 1st is firm. Classes begin in January for FNP majors. Please read all instructions on the Graduate Admission Checklist carefully and print the checklist for your records.

  • Complete the university application. Select Master of Science in Nursing, either Education, Administration or FNP as the program you are applying for. There is a $40.00 application fee with this application.
  • Submit official college and/or university transcripts from all institutions attended except Indiana University. We will print your IU transcript and put that in your submitted application packet. Have transcripts mailed to the associate dean for nursing graduate programs (see address below).
  • Submit a copy/verification of your current Indiana RN license. Evidence of a current, active, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse is required.
  • Submit an essay (personal goal statement 250-350 words) explaining your career goals, reasons for your choice of major, and why you want to pursue an advanced degree in nursing.
  • Applicants must agree to and submit the essential abilities form of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, which states that students can demonstrate essential abilities in a variety of areas (judgment, neurological function, communication skills, emotional coping skills, intellectual/conceptual skills, and other behavioral attributes) as well as meeting all progression criteria.
  • Two letters of reference sent to the Associate Dean for Nursing Graduate Programs (May be sent via automatic email system through the online application system).
  • Submit a current resumé or curriculum vitae, which shows clear documentation of clinical practice as a RN
  • Complete a criminal background check and urine drug screen.

Please send essay and resume to:

Tonya Breymier
Associate Dean for Nursing Graduate Programs
2325 Chester Blvd., Hayes 203
Richmond, Indiana 47374

Please Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. University application/MSN Department application are submitted online and does not need to be sent with supporting materials.

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