Degree Programs:

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing

The IU Kokomo Master of Science in Nursing Program offers three degrees to serve the needs of professional nurses desiring to advance their education. Most of the courses in the MSN are offered on Thursdays throughout the year, to facilitate planning for the working RN. Clinical hours will fall outside the class times on Thursdays. In the MSN in Nursing Administration, a 42-credit track, students complete core courses relevant to all advance practice roles, and a rigorous education in current leadership and administration skills. In the MSN in Nursing Education, a 41-credit track, students similarly complete a core curriculum and then take advanced courses that prepare the nurse to enter the practice of nursing education. In the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner track, students complete 48 credit curriculum of core and FNP coursework.


The Master of Science in Nursing at Indiana University Kokomo located in Kokomo, IN is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s degree program is Continuing Accreditation.  

MSN Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, each student will have met the following learning outcomes aligned with the AACN Essentials:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to inform clinical judgment and innovation in advanced nursing practice.
  2. 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 self0care management.
  3. Improve population health outcomes through partnerships, advocacy, and policies that improve health equity within systems and at local, regional, national, and global levels.
  4. Advance the science of nursing through ethical scholarship and innovative and evidence-based approaches that advance the profession, improve health and transform healthcare.
  5. Apply quality improvement principles to establish a culture of patient, provider, and work environment safety to reduce and to mitigate risk, safeguard care delivery, and improve nursing practice outcomes.
  6. Facilitate a climate of mutual respect, improved communication, and quality collaboration within interprofessional teams that optimize care delivery.
  7. Lead and respond to changes in complex systems through policy and coordination of resources for diverse populations in an equitable and fiscally responsible manner.
  8. 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.
  9. Embody the core values and professional identity of nursing by advocating for social justice and integrating ethical, legal, regulatory, and professional standards.
  10. Engages 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.
International Students

International students are eligible to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing - Administration or the Master of Science in Nursing – Education track only. International students must apply to the  campus online by following this link: Upload personal statement (point #7 under admission requirements) under additional information tab.

In addition to the MSN admission requirements listed above, international students and students for whom English is not their primary language, must submit TOEFL- IBT scores. If your country teaches nursing courses in English then TOEFL-iBT is not required. Follow this link to see specific score requirements:

international-student-services/admissions/english- proficiency-documentation.html.

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