MSN Administration

MSN Administration Track

Whether you are a new or seasoned registered nurse, IU Kokomo’s MSN Nursing Administration Program specializes in convenient in-person experiential education. Our MSN faculty will meet you where you are by providing current, relevant, and hands-on leadership experiences from the bedside to the board room. Our curriculum lays a solid foundation in leadership, evidence-based practices, population health, informatics, quality improvement principles, and advanced practice concepts. As you progress, you will transition into more advanced learning in human capital management, accreditation, finance, legal, and advanced leadership and quality and safety principles. This program includes extensive practicum experiences and meets competencies and standards from the American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL)  and the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).

The degree track is 42 credit hours completed in six semesters. Courses will take place in person on our campus on Thursdays.

    1. Complete an application via the online portal. Search for IU Kokomo under Add Program to find the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) tracks.

Fall 2023

Spring 2024 or Fall 2024

    1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited baccalaureate degree program in nursing. If your GPA is less than 3.0, you will need to contact our program director of the MSN Non-NP Tracks: Erin Geiselman, at
    2. All applicants must submit an Official College Transcript (Degree granting and graduate courses, if applicable) demonstrating evidence of successful completion of a 3-credit (16-week semester) undergraduate (300 or 400 level) or higher statistics course with a C or higher grade by the application deadline.
    3. Curriculum Vitale (CV) /Resume
    4. Application fee of $40.
    5. Personal Statement Essay on the questions below.
    • Identify your academic goals, career objectives, why you are applying to this program and the qualifications you have that make you a strong candidate for admission.
    • What experiences (as it relates to clinical, leadership, or research in nursing) do you feel have prepared you for a master's education?
    • Describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your development, such as honors, activities, and accomplishments that make you a unique applicant. Be sure to include cross-cultural experiences, travel, hobbies, etc., that might influence your contributions to advanced practice nursing.
    • All students contribute to creating a diverse and inclusive environment when diversity is broadly defined. Whether by a personal attribute, characteristic, culture, experience, or behavior, please tell us how you believe you will contribute to the diversity of Indiana University Kokomo and the nursing profession. The concept of diversity includes the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs.

Application Deadline: Cohorts start every January/Spring semester and August/Fall semester. The spring admission deadline is September 1st for the first consideration and November 1st for the second consideration. The fall admission deadline is May 1st for the first consideration and July 1st for the second consideration.

International Students: See “International Applicants” below for additional requirements and information.

Please note: A 3-credit-hour undergraduate statistics course is required for admission. If you do not have an undergraduate statistics course, you will be required to take the course if accepted. You will receive conditional admission until this course has been completed.

If you encounter any problems or difficulties when using the online application portal, please reach out to Dr. Dea Kent for FNP at or 765-455-9206, Dr. Erin Geiselman for Education or Administration at or 765-455-9520, Alex Beer for general questions at or 765-455-9401, or the IT help desk at or 765-455-9315.

**Please see, “To apply you need the following” for program specific admission requirements.

The IU Kokomo School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions accepts international applicants into our Master programs in the Spring and Fall semesters.

Application Deadlines for International Students are as follows:

Fall Deadline – June 1

Spring Deadline – September 1

Required documents for international admission can be found in the International Student Checklist.

Steps for applying to a graduate program can be found on the Office of International Services web page.

International students and students for whom English is not your primary language must submit TOEFL-iBT scores and meet the requirements. Acceptable forms of English proficiency can be found on our web page. If you have difficulty when submitting an application, please reach out to our Office of International Student Services for assistance.

Please note: Before IU can issue you I-20, you will need to upload proof of financial documentation into Atlas. Funding amount for the School of Nursing and Allied Professions and a “Declaration for Financial Support” will be provided following application submission.

MSN Nursing Shared Classes: 

  • NURS-P 505 Population Health (4 cr.)
  • NURS-I 630 Introduction to Nursing Informatics (3 cr.)
  • NURS-N 504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr.)
  • NURS-R 500 Nursing Research Methods (3 cr.)
  • NURS-R 505 Measurement and Data Analysis (3 cr.)
  • NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project (1 cr.)
  • NURS-D 615 Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Health Systems (3 cr.)
  • NURS-Y 510 Advance Practice Nursing Concepts (3 P’s) (4 cr.)

Administration Track Courses:

  • NURS-L 574 Administrative Management in Nursing (3 cr.)
  • NURS-L 671 Financial Management: Nursing (3 cr.) 
  • NURS-L 530 Legal Environment of Healthcare (3 cr.)
  • NURS-N 610 Advanced Quality Improvement (4 cr.)
  • NURS-N 611 Advanced Leadership Principles (2 cr.)
  • NURS-L 579 Nursing Administration Practicum (3 cr.)

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be trained and educated to provide a broad range of health care services and work in a variety of careers and settings.

Looking for more details on the courses you’ll be taking? Visit the most current Academic Bulletin for specifics. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the MSN Administration Track from IU Kokomo, reach out! Our eager-to-help faculty and staff are looking forward to chatting with you.

Assessment information is available for this degree.

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