Ball State University offers a master's degree in nursing with a family nurse practitioner track. The 47-credit nurse practitioner program in Indiana includes 690 supervised clinical hours in primary care settings.
All students must complete an initial one-day, on-campus orientation. After attending orientation, distance learners take online courses in an asynchronous format, which means they can log on to access course material at any time. Full-time students can complete the program in around six semesters, or two years. Part-time students typically graduate after nine semesters.
Ball State offers graduate assistantships and scholarships to help curb tuition costs.
Campus: Muncie, Indiana
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Tuition: $442/credit for Indiana residents; $651/credit for nonresidents
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA; current nursing license; three letters of recommendation; personal statement
Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months
On-Campus Requirements: Yes
Program: MSN - Family nurse practitioner