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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.

Tara Matteson HeglundTara 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. 

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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.

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, and 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.

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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

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