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Nursing Education - Post MSN

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The Nursing Education Post-Master's Certificate is designed for the registered nurse who already holds a Master Degree in Nursing and wishes to add a nurse educator certification. Upon successful completion of program requirements, a certificate is awarded and students are eligible to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Examination.

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, US Territories, or International students. 

Map of states in which the Post MS/MSN certificate 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 Spring 2021 will be open April 1 to September 1

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

The Post Master's Certificate is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
Federal financial aid is not available to students seeking a Post Master's certificate