Online AS Nursing to MS Nursing

Overview of the Online Associate of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing Program


Why pursue this degree? 

Pursuing an ASN to MSN degree can offer numerous advantages and opportunities in the field of Nursing. Some of the compelling reasons why someone may consider this educational pathway include career advancement, increased earning potential, expanded scope of practice, opportunities for leadership roles, preparation for research and academia, job security, personal fulfillment, professional networking, and the skills to meet industry needs of today and tomorrow. The decision to pursue an ASN to MSN should be based on one’s career goals and personal considerations. Ultimately, the decision should align with an individual’s aspirations and long-term career plans in the nursing profession.

What makes this program different?

  • Professional Alignment: Four pathways to certification within one of four majors to advance your career.
    • Health Systems Leadership: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)- Nurse Executive and International Coaching Federation (ICF)-Life Coaching
    • Nursing Education: National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification
    • Family Nurse Practitioner: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Accelerated format – complete undergraduate bridge and then move directly into the MSN major of your


  • 19 credits of undergraduate work followed by a seamless transition into the MSN program
  • Flexible
    • 100% online with online-onsite blended options for cohorts (offered at 10 regional IWU education centers located in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio or at your healthcare organization site, depending on availability).
    • Multiple start dates available.
  • Affordable
    • High value, low cost. Ranked at 6 th- place for “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges across the Midwest
    • IWU graduates achieve a 58% higher rate of income than the national median at 10 years post-graduation
    • Eligible for financial aid and military-preferred tuition benefits
  • Personalized
    • Engaged faculty mentors
    • No-hassle, on-time, automatic delivery of textbooks delivered to your home
    • One-time enrollment, with no need to register for each course
  • Practical
    • Hands-on practicum, customized for the approved location of YOUR choice and designed for YOU to enhance your learning
  • Specialized
    • Holistic faith-integrated program designed to support you personally and professionally.
    • Nationally ranked at 7th place of Best Christian Colleges and Universities.
    • Content in each option aligns to prepare graduates to sit for certification in their area of specialty.  
  • Trusted
    • IWU has been a brick-and-mortar college since 1920 — 100 years as an institution and 2+ decades providing online education, with over 100,000+ alumni across the nation.
    • IWU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1966.
    • All Nursing programs meet the state regulations where offered.
    • Memberships are held in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) .
    • Nationally ranked university with a 12 th-place ranking on Newsweek and Statista's list of America's Top Online Colleges of 2023 out of 200 colleges and universities and a 3 rd-place ranking of nursing programs throughout Indiana.


58 or 60 Total
$455 and 595/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


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


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

The master's degree programs in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ( IWU is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024