MS Nursing - Post MBA
“There are not many universities in the country that offer this type of a degree, so we feel like we’re kind of on the cutting edge.”
- Debbie Drake
For a 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, financing and role development. Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles within a variety of health care settings. The curriculum incorporates the American Organization of Nurse Executive Competencies (AONE). Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for certification by the appropriate credentialing body.
Graduates of the MSN Post MBA program should be able to:
- Integrate transformational servant leadership concepts into their roles as nurse administrators.
- Create an evidence-based approach to health care management and leadership.
- Utilize effective stewardship of human and financial resources in health care administration.
- Integrate nursing and business skills to create effective, efficient and innovative health care systems.
- Design operational and strategic plans for health care systems based on sound finance, accounting and economic principles.
- Demonstrate proficiency in graduate student mission learning outcomes.
Completed applications will be evaluated by the Graduate Nursing Admissions Committee.
Why choose IWU?
If you are considering earning an MSN Post MBA degree online and want to attend a Christian university, we invite you to contact us at 866-498-4968 for more information about this and other adult education programs. IWU is dedicated to providing accredited degree completion programs designed for students who want a moral and ethical emphasis in their education. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Tuition & Financial Aid
|30 Total||$563 / credit hour|
* Effective July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
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.
Preview Your Classes
*Students must have a 3-credit hour Health Policy Course. If such a course was taken in the MBA, then an approved graduate nursing elective (non practicum) may be substituted. If such a course was not taken, then students must take GNUR-525.
Below are the lists of requirements for the MS in Nursing - Post 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 Post 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 recommendation from: 1) a former instructor, 2) a pastor or someone with whom the applicant has worked in the past year who can attest to the applicant’s service record or character, and 3) a direct supervisor.
- Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
- At least one year of professional practice. Students applying for admission to the Nursing Administration major must have at least 1,000 hours of nursing practice within the three years prior to admission.
- 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: All students may be required to undergo drug testing in order to successfully complete practicum requirements.
Applicants who do not desire to seek a master's degree may enroll in graduate nursing courses as unclassified students. Please contact us for more information.
Completion of all core and major requirements for the specific program:
- All credits required in the course of studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Minimum grade of “C” in each core course (except GNUR 590) and “B” in each track course (including GNUR 590).
- Satisfactory fulﬁllment of all practicum requirements.
- Program must be completed within four (4) years from the date of enrollment. 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.
Complete the Online Application
This is your first step toward making your dreams come true for your future. Whether it's to advance your current career, start a new career path, or simply continue that lifelong love of learning, Indiana Wesleyan University is the place for you.
Additional Steps to Apply
Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in a sealed envelope directly to Indiana Wesleyan University by the registrar of the attended institution(s). 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.
College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a "Course-by-Course Report" from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to us at the address below. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.
2. Recommendation Forms
Applicants are required to submit three recommendation forms, one each from a former instructor, a pastor or someone with whom the applicant has worked in the past year who can attest to the applicant's service record or character, and a direct supervisor. You must use the forms that are provided.
3. Criminal History Check
A criminal history background check must be conducted on all applicants prior to enrollment in the program, at the applicant's expense. Admission may depend on the results of this check.
4. TOEFL Scores
Submit a copy of your TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, visit www.toefl.org.
NOTE: To assist in the decision-making process, the applicant may be required to interview and/or complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). All students may be required to undergo drug testing in order to successfully complete practicum requirements.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Adult Enrollment Services
1900 W. 50th St.
Marion, IN 46953
Please contact your program representative if you have any questions.
Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the MSN Post 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.