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ASN-MSN Program

“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.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University is a comprehensive, Christian university committed to liberal arts and professional education. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in classes throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

IWU’s innovative Adult and Graduate programs are offered at our 16 regional Education Centers. Each Education Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, library resources, study rooms, computer labs, and conference rooms. Programs are also available at a number of convenient learning sites located throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Since 1997, most of these programs have been available online, making quality education accessible throughout the United States and around the world.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

The degree programs offered through the Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 202-887-6791. IWU is also a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Credit Hours Online Tuition
ASN-MSN 60 Total

Undergraduate courses $443 / credit hour

Graduate courses $557 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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 NonResAid@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.

Preview Your Classes

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,GNUR-513A,GNUR-510,GNUR-525,GNUR-528,GNUR-530,NRA-671,NRA-672,NRA-673,NRA-690,NRA-674,NRA-676,NRA-691,NRA-678,NRA-693,NRA-692
41 credit hours

Nursing Education Major (Online)*

GNUR-501,NRE-513,GNUR-510,GNUR-525,GNUR-528,GNUR-530,PYC-614,NRE-662,PYC-612,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.

ASN-MSN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is a prerequisite to enter the MSN portion of the program and to enter the major specific courses.
  • Students must maintain a “C” or better in all core courses, and a “B” or better in all major courses. Students are responsible to maintain a 3.0 GPA during the duration of the program.
  • Students must fulfill all requirements as stipulated by practicum sites.
  • Students must be licensed in the state in which they are completing practicum course experiences.
  • Students who maintain continuous enrollment and earn their degree within a maximum of five years from the date of enrollment may meet the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog under which they enrolled.

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 245 hours of supervised practicum.
  • Students in the Nursing Education program must complete a minimum of 140 hours of supervised practicum.
  • All RN licenses must remain unencumbered throughout the program.

 

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

To graduate, students must have completed the following:

  1. Successful completion of all undergraduate courses with a minimum grade of “C” and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. Successful completion of all MSN core courses with a minimum grade “C” and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  3. A minimum grade of “B” in all major specific courses.
  4. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.
  5. If a Nursing Administration student does not finish their project by the end of NRA692, the course is repeatable for up to 6 credits.
  6. Program must be completed within a maximum of five years from the date of enrollment.
  7. All financial obligations must be settled in order to receive a diploma.

CRITERIA FOR REGULAR ADMISSION ARE:

1. Proof of current, unencumbered RN license. All nursing licenses – whether current or inactive – must be unencumbered. Potential students with encumbered nursing licenses will not be considered eligible for enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University.

2. Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university or a proprietary school which holds a national accreditation.

3. Official transcript from associate degree granting institution; minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 scale.

4. Three letters of professional reference 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.

5. A criminal history background check will be conducted on all applicants with the initial application for enrollment in the program, at the applicant’s expense. Admission to and/ or progression in the program may depend on the results of these checks.

6. If English is not first language, satisfactory scores from one of the following is required:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For graduate students, a score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required for regular academic admission.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For undergraduate students, a score of at least 6.0 is required; for graduate students, a score of at least 6.5 is required; for doctoral students, a score of at least 7.0 is required for regular admission.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Admission to all Graduate Studies in Nursing majors begins with submission of required application forms and official transcripts of previous college and university studies. Applications will be received by the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing. Applications will be kept on file for a period of 18 months. Acceptance into any Graduate Studies in Nursing program will remain valid for a period of 18 months.

To assist in the decision-making process, the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing reserves the right to require the applicant to:

  • Interview with the Committee; and/or
  • Take the GRE.

Start Dates

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

Nursing Administration

Nursing Education