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Nursing Education - Nursing MS

Tara Matteson Heglund

Tara Matteson Heglund, MS '12  RN IBCLC

" I was so proud to become a graduate of Indiana State University when I received my MS with a concentration in Nursing Education degree in December 2012. This accomplishment has allotted me the opportunities to grow as an educator and nurse in ways that I never imagined. I also feel honored to call the faculty that I learned so much from in my three years, colleagues. I am now able to share the knowledge, insight, and passion that I gained from attending this program with the future nurses and nurse educators of tomorrow. "

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The graduate of the nursing education concentration is prepared to design, provide, and evaluate educational offerings as nurse faculty for university nursing programs, healthcare settings, community groups, and secondary education health career courses.

As leaders in nursing education, research, and community engagement, our faculty has a collective vision to nurture innovation as we chart our path for the future. Our primary goal is to support you in becoming an integral part of our learning community, to address society’s need for caring, knowledgeable, and scientifically well-prepared, nurse professionals.

In the nursing education concentration, we will prepare you to meet the NLN certification competencies for excellence as a nurse educator. These competencies include striving for excellence as you:

  • Facilitate excellence in student learning
  • Facilitate learner development and socialization
  • Apply assessment and evaluation strategies
  • Engage in curriculum design
  • Evaluate program outcomes
  • Function as a change agent and leader
  • Pursue continuous quality improvement
  • Engage in scholarship

In applying these skills, we will encourage you to be innovative and evidence-based in your approach to nursing education to support your students in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based nursing care.

Application deadline

  • February 1
  • September 1


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The Master of Science program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
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, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New York or International students. Students located in U.S. Territories must purchase their own liability insurance policy.