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Department of Advanced Practice Nursing


 The School of Nursing at Indiana State University wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for 4:00 pm on Wednesday,

October 11, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education, Classroom 2, 1433 N. 6 ½ St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA  30326

Or email:

All written comments should arrive at ACEN by October 5, 2017.

For directions or more information please contact Lisa Miller at

Want more information? Complete our Information Request form.

Fall 2018 applications will open October 1, 2017.

At Indiana State University, we are creating an atmosphere in which nursing education, evidence based research, and clinical expertise come together to foster positive health outcomes for patients, families, and populations in our communities of practice.  

The Graduate Nursing Program (renamed the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing in 2008) at Indiana State University admitted its first students in 1986. It has maintained continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) since 1989.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program began admitting students in Fall 2010. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.'s (ACEN) Board of Commissioners granted the clinical doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program full accreditation in March of 2013.

Distance Education Students Residing outside of Indiana:

Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education.  While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Indiana State University distance education programs may not be available in all states. Graduate Nursing Programs at Indiana State University are not available to residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming, or International students.

Map of states in which graduate nursing programs are available.

 U.S. students who are in approved U.S. Territories must carry their own malpractice insurance and provide Certificate of Insurance upon enrollment.  

Student Achievement Outcome Data for All Programs

NOTE:  Federal financial aid is not available to students seeking a Post Master's certificate

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