Online AS Nursing to MS Nursing
Primary Care Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

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Overview of the Online Associate of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing in Primary Care Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Become a family nurse practitioner to meet diverse individual and community needs.

Are you ready to advance your nursing career? If you’ve completed your Associate of Science in Nursing, you can enroll directly in our Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization. This degree is designed to equip nurses to provide culturally competent care to a diverse set of patients.

By enrolling in this program, students will save money, reduce their time to degree completion and achieve more autonomy in their practice. Coursework begins with BSN-level classes on nursing and the foundations of the practice, then progresses to topics surrounding leadership and transcultural care. When you pursue your MSN at IWU, you get:

  • Primarily online classes, with clinicals in your own community
  • Faith-integrated, biblically based coursework
  • Caring faculty who will provide hands-on, real-world experience

You’ll Learn To…

  • Provide primary care to diverse populations across the lifespan
  • Initiate an evidence-based approach to improve primary care practice
  • Collaborate with multiple professions to provide care for individuals, families, and communities with complex health needs
  • Integrate a Christian perspective in providing primary care
  • Influence healthcare policy, organization, and finance in primary care practice

Career Options

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, working with all age groups in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, hospital settings, independent practice, and more.
  • Nurse Educator

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
68 Total
TUITION
$455 and 685/ 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 iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

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

COURSES

Below are the 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

NUR-320,NUR-335,NUR-401,NUR-450,NUR-415,NUR-465,GNUR-501,GNUR-525,GNUR-510,GNUR-530,GNUR-529,PYC-513,PYC-602,PYC-614,PYC-612,PYC-660,PYC-681,PYC-682,PYC-683

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Admission to all Masters Nursing majors begins with submission of required application forms, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of previous college and university studies. Acceptance into any Masters Nursing program will remain valid for a period of 18 months.

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

  • Interview; and/or
  • Take the GRE.

CRITERIA FOR REGULAR ADMISSION

  • 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.

 

CRITERIA FOR CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

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.
  • Original transcript from the degree-granting institution.
  • 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 background check. The criminal background check must be completed no earlier than two weeks before the beginning of the first course.

  • Completion of all undergraduate and MSN requirements for the specific program major.
  • Met the minimum grade requirement for each course.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • PYC students must complete a minimum of 700 hours of supervised practicum with no less than 645 patient encounters. Out of the total 645 encounters students must complete a minimum of 300 adult patient encounters, (40 of these related to women's health), and 150 Pediatric encounters.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

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 Primary Care Nursing program must complete a minimum of 700 hours of supervised practicum at an onsite facility the student obtains permissions to work within.
  • All RN licenses must remain unencumbered throughout the program.
  • Students must fulfill all requirements as stipulated by practicum sites.

START DATES

The ASN-MSN at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.

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, (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE). IWU is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023