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Department of Advanced Practice Nursing

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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. Ranked 6th in the nation by Graduateprograms.com with faculty who are experts in their field and experienced in online learning, we invite you to join us to explore what advanced practice nursing can mean for you!

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.

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

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 Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New York or International students.

U.S. students who are outside the continental United States must carry their own malpractice insurance and provide Certificate of Insurance upon enrollment.

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