MS Nursing - MBA
“The culture of healthcare is changing and the School of Nursing here at Indiana Wesleyan University is meeting that need by the development of this dual degree program.”
- Debbie Drake
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program at Indiana Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing prepares the student to serve in a variety of settings, from the most prestigious hospitals to the vital needs of the mission field. The curricula ascribes to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s, The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing and the competencies prescribed by the respective professional specialty organizations. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for certification by the appropriate specialty credentialing body.
The following majors are offered:
MSN/MBA Degree Program
This dual degree program of Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration is designed to prepare the learner to meet the worldwide need for knowledgeable, principle-centered nurse administrators. The MSN/MBA program prepares students as fiscally and ethically sound nurse leaders and emphasizes the integration and application of knowledge to the qualitative and quantitative skills required of today’s health care nurse administrators.
MSN Post MBA
For the student who has completed an MBA degree this program provides an accelerated opportunity to complete the MSN. The Nursing Administration major is designed to develop sound fiscal and personnel managers who are effective stewards of health care resources. It includes a practicum component as well as courses in organizational behavior, finance and role development. Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles within a variety of health care settings.
Relevant and Convenient
- Complete your coursework in an accelerated format
- Cohort members provide mutual support
- One-time registration, no more registration deadlines
- Online classes
- Faculty are experienced professionals and care about you and your academics
- Books and materials are delivered to you and are included in the cost of the program
- Scholarship, loan programs and nancial aid may be available
Tuition & Financial Aid
|60 Total||$587 / credit hour|
* Effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
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.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.
Financial aid is not available for unclassified students.
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.
MSN POST MBA
NOTE: Students applying to the MSN Post MBA must provide a transcript showing successful completion of an MBA from a regionally accredited institution.
Below are the lists of requirements for the MS in Nursing - MBA 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 to the MSN/MBA program begins with submission of required application forms, recommendations, and official transcripts of previous college and university studies.
Criteria for regular admission are:
- Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited program. Registered Nurses (RNs) who have a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing may also apply by meeting the following additional criteria:
- A minimum of 10 years experience in nursing practice.
- There will be a $200 (non-refundable) portfolio review fee for applicants who do not have a BSN degree
- Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed.
- Anyone applying to become a student at Indiana Wesleyan University must provide 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.
- 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.
- Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
- At least one year of professional practice. Students applying for admission to the MSN/MBA major must have at least 1,000 hours of nursing practice within the three years prior to admission. Applicants for the MSN, Post-MBA must submit proof of the MBA degree.
- 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.
- Students who do not speak English as their ﬁrst and primary language must submit satisfactory scores from one of the following prior to admission to the university:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not your primary language. 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.
NOTE: Students in any nursing major may be required to undergo drug testing in order to successfully complete practicum requirements.
To fulfill graduation requirements, students must have completed all of the following:
- All credits required in the course of studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Minimum grade of “C” in each core course and “B” in each major course.
- Satisfactory fulfillment of all practicum requirements.
- Program must be completed within four (4) years from the date of enrollment; the maximum time for completing the MSN/MBA is five (5) years. Fees are associated with various courses and are subject to change. Students who extend beyond the maximum time to complete the program may incur more fees.
- Payment of all tuition and fees.
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.
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.
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 University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.
- 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.
Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the MSN/MBA program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.
Mission and Outcomes
Graduate nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University provides a Christian academic environment to prepare students to become world changers. This is accomplished by transforming students through an integrated experience of advanced intellectual challenge, evidence-based professional growth and servant leadership development.
Graduate Nursing Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:
- Employ authentic transformational servant leadership to influence positive change across the health care spectrum.
- Utilize critical inquiry to advance the discipline and profession of nursing.
- Lead innovative health care solutions for diverse populations.
- Advocate a Christ-like perspective in professional relationships and practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does the Graduate Nursing major take to complete?
Q: Do I need to obtain a state nursing license?
Q: How do I find a clinical placement site?
Q: What is the difference between a physician's assistant and a nurse practitioner?
Physician's assistants are prepared to assess and diagnose, but are not licensed for autonomous practice, prescriptive authority, or direct reimbursement, depending on the state in which they practice.
Q: Do I have to pass a certification exam in order to practice?
Q: What is prescriptive authority?
Q: What if my undergraduate GPA is below 3.0?
Q: Is financial aid available?
Q: How much of the program is available online?
- Primary Care: The first year of classes meet online. Advanced Health Status Assessment is the only onsite course and is held in either the Greenwood Education Center or the Florence Education Center. Onsite classes meet from 6 to 10 p.m.
- Nursing Education: This program is 100% online.
- Nursing Administration: This program is 100% online.
Q: Currently, I am a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in another major. What do I need to do to apply for the Master of Science in Nursing degree program?
The IWU Division of Graduate Nursing is designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to improving your craft as a nursing professional. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field; many currently maintain a clinical practice, conduct research, and contribute to scholarly literature. Faculty and students are encouraged to contribute to the nursing profession through lifelong learning and scholarly endeavors.
Learn more about our faculty by visiting the School of Nursing.