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Family Nurse Practitioner - MSN

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Indiana State University wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation for its Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in Room 205 of the College of Health and Human Services building located at 401 North 4th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana.

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 Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326

Or email:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 23, 2019.

        Dr. Charlene Whitaker-Brown    Dr. Charlene Whitaker-Brown, DNP '13 MS '09

“The DNP has opened doors and the reason I decided to work in academia was because of the support, guidance, and recommendations I received from the faculty at Indiana State University. The rigorous course work helped prepare me for the challenges of 21st century healthcare. 

Read Charlene's story

A graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration utilizes a comprehensive approach to meet diversified and holistic health needs.

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.

By building upon and expanding your knowledge and skills as a professional registered nurse, the family nurse practitioner concentration will prepare you to meet the ANCC and AANP certification competencies:

  • Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment
  • Practitioner-Patient Relationship
  • Teaching-Coaching Function
  • Professional Role
  • Managing and Negotiating Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Monitoring and Ensuring the Quality of Health Care Practice
  • Cultural Competence

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

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, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, or Wyoming, or International students. 

Map of states in which the MSN program is available.

Circumstances such as moving to an unapproved state or deployment of U.S. military or their family members outside the continental United States must be communicated to the appropriate department and will impact progression and/or completion of the degree.

All students must carry their own malpractice insurance and provide Certificate of Insurance prior to beginning clinical courses.

Student Achievement Outcome Data for All Programs

The application period for Fall 2020 will open October 1, 2019

Applications are accepted twice a year:

  • Spring (January start):  Applications accepted – April 1 – September 1
  • Fall (August start):  Applications accepted – October 1- February 1

Admission Criteria ​
Application Evaluation
How to Apply
FNP Clinical Packet

FNP Frequently Asked Questions

The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)