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Online ASN to MSN Degree

“One unique characteristic of this program is the ability for the student to complete a portion of the practicum requirements overseas.”

- Ruth Eby

 

Overview

The ASN-MSN program builds upon the students' prior educational and professional experiences through adult learning modalities. When applying for the ASN-MSN program, the student may choose between the Nursing Administration major and the Nursing Education major of the Master of Science in Nursing program. The curriculum aligns with the mission of Indiana Wesleyan University and embraces a global perspective of healthcare. Bachelor level courses deliver bachelor level nursing education content as prescribed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. The Essentials content serves as the foundation for successful completion of the graduate level nursing coursework.

The pace of this fully online program is rapid and students are encouraged to make learning and professional growth their aim. While academically rigorous, the ASN-MSN program provides the opportunity for seamless progression from the associate to the master degree level, in accordance with the Academy recommendations.

A global travel course option may be available during the program.

Upon completion of the ASN-MSN program, graduates will be eligible for certification in their respective major specialty.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate transformational and servant leadership concepts into the role of a nurse administrator.
  • Create an evidence-based approach to health care management and leadership.
  • Utilize effective stewardship of human and financial resources in health care administration.
  • Design effective, efficient, and innovative health care systems.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456.  Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

The master's degree programs in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.(http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Credit Hours Online Tuition
ASN-MSN (Nursing Administration Major)

58 Total

Undergraduate courses $449 / credit hour

Graduate courses $587 / credit hour

ASN-MSN (Nursing Education Major)

60 Total

Undergraduate courses $449 / credit hour

Graduate courses $587 / credit hour

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Deposit: Once you are accepted, your program representative will contact you in regards to payment of the required $100.00 deposit. This deposit reserves your place on the class roster. Payment can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Service fee may apply.

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

 

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

 

ASN-MSN Bridge Courses

NUR-320,NUR-335,NUR-401,NUR-450,NUR-415,NUR-465

NOTE: ASN-MSN students may choose between the Master of Nursing Administration or the Master of Nursing Education major.

 

Nursing Administration Major (Online)

GNUR-501,NRA-513,GNUR-510,GNUR-525,GNUR-528,GNUR-530,NRA-671,NRA-672,NRA-673,NRA-675,NRA-674,NRA-676,NRA-678,NRA-693
39 credit hours

 

Nursing Education Major (Online)*

GNUR-501,NRE-513,GNUR-510,GNUR-525,GNUR-528,GNUR-530,PYC-614,PYC-612,NRE-662,NRE-664,NRE-663,NRE-665,NRE-667,NRE-695
41 credit hours

* The blocks are taken in 10 week increments.

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the ASN-MSN program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • An associate degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The awarding school of nursing must have national nursing programmatic accreditation (CCNE, ACEN,CNEA).

  • A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the Associate Degree granting college or university.

OR

Criteria for conditional admission are:

Applicants who do not meet the GPA listed in the criteria for regular admission and have at least a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA from all previous studies may be conditionally admitted and allowed to take 9- credit hours of bachelors nursing courses to establish a GPA.of 3.0 or higher.

  • Students who have earned a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9-credit hours in bachelors nursing courses, will meet the criteria for regular admission.

  • An unsatisfactory grade (C- or lower in any NUR course) while conditionally admitted will result in administrative withdrawal from the program and denial of regular admission.

  • Students who do not earn a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9-credit hours in bachelors nursing courses will be denied regular admission.

  • Proof that all nursing licenses - whether current or inactive - are unencumbered. Potential students with encumbered nursing licenses will not be considered eligible for enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University.

  • All applicants must provide three letters of professional reference. References should be from faculty members, professional colleagues, work supervisors, or a pastor who can evaluate the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program. Recommendations from family members are NOT appropriate. These letters should be solicited from professionals who can address the applicant's qualifications for the MSN programs.

  • Official transcripts from all previous college and university studies.

  • A criminal history background check (at the student's expense) must be completed before registration for any track of the Masters Nursing program. Letters of acceptance from the Division of Masters Nursing will include instructions for completing the criminal background check. The criminal background check must be completed no earlier than two weeks before the beginning of the first course.

 

Practicum

Practice is an essential component of the graduate nursing program. Practicum courses offer students the opportunity to develop and integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for evidence-based advanced practice. If required by the facility, cost for placement is the responsibility of the student.

  • Students in the Nursing Administration program must complete a minimum of 280 hours of supervised practicum at an onsite facility the student obtains permissions to work within.
  • Students in the Nursing Education program must complete a minimum of 175 hours of supervised online and onsite practicums.
  • All RN licenses must remain unencumbered throughout the program.
  • Note: Students must fulfill all requirements as stipulated by practicum sites.

 

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a SON course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of all undergraduate courses with a minimum grade of “C” and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Successful completion of all MSN core courses with a minimum grade “C” and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A minimum grade of “B” in all major specific courses.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.
  • Program must be completed within a maximum of five years from the date of enrollment.
  • All financial obligations must be settled in order to receive a diploma.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing degree programs, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  • Apply online at www.indwes.edu.
  • Transcripts
    • U.S. Schools: Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file, only those transcripts mailed directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution. Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped "student copy," "issued to student," or "unofficial" cannot be accepted as official. If the applicant completed less than 30 credit hours at the baccalaureate degree-granting institution, all previous transcripts will be required.
    • Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a "Course-by-Course Report" from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan.
  • Recommendation Forms
    • Applicants are required to submit three recommendation forms from persons familiar with your scholarship, character, and leadership. You must use the standard IWU forms found on our website.
  • TOEFL Scores
    • Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see www.toefl.org.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the ASN-MSN programs.

Nursing Administration - Nursing Administration