2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, MSN

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Students select between four concentration options: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS); Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); Nurse Educator; and Nurse Executive.  Admission requirements and courses are described below. 

The APRN (AGCNS or FNP) concentration requires completion of 47 credits.  When enrolled full-time, the APRN concentration may be completed in six semesters including summers; part-time study options are available.  The APRN program is taught using both online and hybrid courses.  Students request admission to the online or traditional track. 

The Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive concentrations are taught online with 7-week course offerings.  The Nurse Educator concentration requires completion of 35 credits.  When enrolled full-time, the program can be completed in 12 months; part-time study options are available. The Nurse Executive concentration requires completion of 32 credits. When enrolled full-time, the program can be completed in 12 months; part-time study options are available

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing.
  2. Evidence of current United States registered nurse licensure.
  3. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  4. Basic physical assessment course. (Required only for AGCNS and FNP Concentrations)
  5. Introductory statistics course (within five years prior to admission).
  6. Criminal background check clearance (Information about testing to be obtained through College of Nursing.)


An applicant who does not meet one or more of the admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission status. In addition to the preceding requirements for admission, the College of Nursing adheres to Purdue University Graduate School Admission policies regarding English as a foreign language. 

Special Graduation Requirements

Final graduation grade point average of a “B” or better on the approved Plan of Study. Minimum grade of “B” in all core and specialty required nursing courses. The program must be completed within 6 years following admission.

Total 47 Credits Required

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