Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Doctor of Nursing Practice doctorate
Nursing Education masters
Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist masters
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist masters
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Nursing has been a pioneer in the development of online education for students. Our former executive associate dean is now the director of IU Online, the new gateway for all of IU's online education efforts. US News rankings place IUSON graduate programs 15th overall and higher still in adult health (3rd). We offer multiple online delivery methods within each course.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Clinical nurse specialist
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – acute
Adult/geriatric – primary
Pediatric – acute
Pediatric – primary
Psychiatric/mental health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 33


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 24 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 92% full-time; 40% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 16
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 14 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students Mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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