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The program leading to a Master of Science degree in nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It is designed to prepare the graduate for an advanced-practice nursing role as a nurse administrator or a nurse educator and serves as a foundation for doctoral study.

Format

  • Take your courses part-time or full-time, evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and online or hybrid.
  • Learn in a cohort format, and build a supportive professional and academic network by moving through your sequence of classes as a group.
  • Complete your program in two years.

Course descriptions can be found online in the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission by IUP’s Department of Nursing, applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree (may be in a discipline other than Nursing) and successful completion of an accredited nursing program.
  • A minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if the bachelor’s degree is completed within five years of the application date. If the bachelor’s degree is older than five years, the minimum QPA is 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate-level Statistics course.
  • GRE scores are not required.

Additional requirements for registered nurses licensed outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada:

  1. Evidence of fluency in English as required by the Graduate School. Minimum TOEFL of 500 is required.
  2. A graduate nurse licensed in another country may participate in an approved exchange-visitor program or in an accredited graduate program in nursing for a period of two years without licensure and compensation in this Commonwealth.

Applying

Applications are being accepted for Fall admission consideration. Submit the following to IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research:

  • Application form: Apply online.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.

GRE scores are not required.

More Information

Request information or contact

Dr. Nashat Zuraikat, Program Coordinator
Nashat.Zuraikat@iup.edu
Department of Nursing and Allied Health
724-357-3262

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