These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the University of Indianapolis Online programs. If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, contact your enrollment advisor and schedule a time to talk that’s convenient for you.

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Program Details

Is the online MSN-FNP program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a nurse practitioner.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

How long will it take for me to complete the online BSN-DNP AGPCNP program?

This online program can be completed in 10 consecutive semesters.

How many credit hours are required for the online MSN-NHSL program?

This online degree requires 38 credit hours of online coursework and 240 clinical hours to graduate.

Are the MSN-FNP classes 100% online?

The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. Students participate in one on-campus clinical residency.

Can I apply for the online BSN-DNP FNP if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to find out whether your state is included.

How many start dates does the online MSN-NHSL program have per year?

There are 3 intakes per year for this online program.

How much does the online MSN-FNP program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $766 per credit hour for a total program investment of $34,470.

Is the online BSN-DNP FNP program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a nurse practitioner.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

How long will it take for me to complete the online MSN-NHSL program?

This online program can be completed in 7 consecutive semesters.

How many credit hours are required for the online MSN-FNP program?

This degree requires 45 credit hours of online coursework and 720 clinical hours to graduate.

Are the BSN-DNP FNP classes 100% online?

The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. Students participate in one on-campus clinical residency.

Can I apply for the online MSN-NE if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to find out if your state is included.

Are clinical placement services provided?

Yes. A dedicated UIndy placement coordinator will work with you to secure a site and preceptor near you. Learn more.

How many start dates does the online MSN-FNP program have per year?

There are 2 intakes: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

How much does the online BSN-DNP FNP program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $766 per credit hour for a total program investment of $47,492.

Is the online MSN-NE program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a nurse educator.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

How long will it take for me to complete the ABSN program?

This rigorous program is intended for full-time study and takes 15 months to complete. Students should not expect to work while enrolled in this program.

How many credit hours are required for the online BSN-DNP FNP program?

This degree requires 62 credit hours of online coursework and 1,220 clinical hours to graduate.

Are the MSN-NE classes 100% online?

Yes. The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. There are no on-campus residencies to attend.

Can I apply for the online Post-Master’s DNP if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to find out if your state is included.

How long will it take for me to complete the online MSN-FNP program?

This online program can be completed in 8 consecutive semesters.

How many start dates does the online BSN-DNP FNP program have per year?

There are 2 intakes: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

How much does the online MSN-NE program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $502 per credit hour for a total program investment of $19,076.

Is the online Post-Master’s DNP program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a DNP professional.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

Can I apply to the ABSN if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to learn more.

How long will it take for me to complete the online BSN-DNP FNP program?

This online program can be completed in 10 consecutive semesters.

How many credit hours are required for the online MSN-NE program?

This online degree requires 38 credit hours of online coursework and 240 clinical hours to graduate.

Are the Post-Master’s DNP classes 100% online?

Yes. The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. There are no on-campus residencies to attend.

Is the ABSN program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a new nurse.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

Can I apply for the online MSN-AGPCNP if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to find out whether your state is included.

How many start dates does the online MSN-NE program have per year?

There are 2 intakes per year for this online program.

How much does the online Post-Master’s DNP program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $766 per credit hour for a total program investment of $25,278 to $27,576, depending on the number of credits and clinical hours required for you to graduate.

Are the ABSN classes 100% online?

The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. You will also practice vital nursing skills in our technology-rich simulation lab during 2 on-campus clinical residencies.

Is the online MSN-AGPCNP program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a nurse practitioner.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

How long will it take for me to complete the online MSN-NE program?

This online program can be completed in 8 consecutive semesters.

How many credit hours are required for the online Post-Master’s DNP program?

This online degree requires 33-36 credit hours of online coursework and 700-1,000 clinical hours to graduate.

How much does the ABSN program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $956 per credit hour for a total program investment of $53,536.

Are the MSN-AGPCNP classes 100% online?

The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. Students participate in one on-campus clinical residencies.

Can I apply for the online BSN-DNP AGPCNP if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to find out whether your state is included.

How many start dates does the online Post-Master’s DNP program have per year?

There are 2 intakes: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

How many credit hours are required for the ABSN program?

This online degree requires 56 credit hours of online coursework and 570 clinical hours to graduate.

How much does the online MSN-AGPCNP program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $766 per credit hour for a total program investment of $34,470.

Is the online BSN-DNP AGPCNP program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a nurse practitioner.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

How long will it take for me to complete the online Post-Master’s DNP program?

This online program can be completed in 6 consecutive semesters.

How many start dates does the ABSN program have per year?

There are 2 intakes: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

How many credit hours are required for the online MSN-AGPCNP program?

This degree requires 45 credit hours of online coursework and 720 clinical hours to graduate.

Are the BSN-DNP AGPCNP classes 100% online?

The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. Students participate in one on-campus clinical residency.

Can I apply for the online MSN-NHSL if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to find out if your state is included.

How many start dates does the online MSN-AGPCNP program have per year?

There are 2 intakes: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

How much does the online BSN-DNP AGPCNP program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $766 per credit hour for a total program investment of $47,492.

Is the online MSN-NHSL program faculty experienced?

You will learn from award-winning clinicians who are recognized for innovation and bring real-world experience into the online classroom.* As trusted University faculty members, they are committed to your success as a nursing and health systems leader.

*Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, 2021, AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

How long will it take for me to complete the online MSN-AGPCNP program?

This online program can be completed in 8 consecutive semesters.

How many credit hours are required for the online BSN-DNP AGPCNP program?

This degree requires 62 credit hours of online coursework and 1,220 clinical hours to graduate.

Are the MSN-NHSL classes 100% online?

Yes. The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online. There are no on-campus residencies to attend.

Can I apply for the online MSN-FNP if I live outside of Indiana?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from a number of states. Please visit our state authorization page to find out whether your state is included.

How many start dates does the online BSN-DNP AGPCNP program have per year?

There are 2 intakes: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

How much does the online MSN-NHSL program cost?

Tuition for this online program is $502 per credit hour for a total program investment of $19,076.

Tuition and Financial Aid

How much do the University of Indianapolis online nursing programs cost?

Tuition costs vary by program:

  • $53,586 ABSN (undergraduate)
  • $34,470 MSN-FNP (graduate)
  • $34,470 MSN-AGPCNP (graduate)
  • $19,076 MSN-NE (graduate)
  • $19,076 MSN-NHSL (graduate)
  • $47,492 BSN-DNP FNP (graduate)
  • $47,492 BSN-DNP AGPCNP (graduate)
  • $25,278–$27,576 Post-Master’s DNP (post-graduate)

Financial aid may be available to our online students.

Accreditation

Are the University of Indianapolis online nursing programs accredited?

The University of Indianapolis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.*

* The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, doctorate in nursing, and post-master’s certificate programs at the University of Indianapolis are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001-2399, 202-887-6791.

Clinical Placement Services

What are nursing clinicals?

Hands-on patient care in clinical settings is a requisite component of a nursing degree. During your clinicals, with the supervision of a licensed nurse practitioner, you’ll practice what you learned in the online classroom on real patients. (ABSN students will practice under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse with three or more years of experience.)

Clinicals are very similar to an internship or being an apprentice; you provide care for real patients while benefiting from the supervision and guidance of your preceptor and indirect supervision and support from the UIndy faculty.  

What can I expect during clinicals?

All clinical nursing experiences are slightly different because nursing and nurse practitioner students work in a variety of health care facility environments. During your clinical rotation, you will be under the close supervision of your preceptor and the indirect supervision of a University clinical faculty supervisor who will direct, support, and evaluate your progress throughout each rotation. You will be given specific instructions to follow while keeping clinical practice guidelines in mind.

When will I receive my clinical placement details?

You will receive a notification from your placement coordinator prior to each clinical start date. Once the placement has been confirmed and communicated, you are encouraged to begin working directly with your preceptor to establish a schedule.

How should I prepare for clinicals?

You will be in close communication with your placement coordinator all the way through to graduation. He or she will ensure you meet deadlines and complete all health and clerical requirements, answer your questions, and walk you through the nursing clinicals checklist. The checklist details the dress code, clinical tools, and professional expectations to ensure your success in each rotation.

How does the clinical placement process work?

You’ll work with a dedicated University placement coordinator who will walk you through the process and be your primary point of contact. Based on the course objectives, competencies, and where you live, your placement coordinator will identify an appropriate site and preceptor for you within a reasonable driving distance.

Program Eligibility & Requirements

What are the admission requirements to apply for the online DNP degree programs?

The admission requirements for the online BSN-DNP FNP and BSN-DNP AGPCNP programs are as follows:

  • BSN degree from an accredited institution 
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 years of full-time work experience prior to starting clinicals
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay

The admission requirements for the online Post-Master’s DNP programs are as follows:

  • BSN from an accredited institution and a master’s degree in any field 
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 years of full-time work experience prior to starting clinicals or practicums
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay
What are the admission requirements to apply for the online MSN degree programs?

The admission requirements for the online MSN-FNP and MSN-AGPCNP programs are as follows: 

  • BSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 years of full-time work experience prior to starting clinicals
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay

The admission requirements for the online MSN-NE and MSN-NHSL programs are as follows:

  • BSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Are there prerequisites for the ABSN program?

Yes, students must have completed these courses:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology 
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry or General Chemistry I & II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics or College Algebra
What are the admission requirements to apply for the ABSN program?
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.82
  • HESI A2 test score (at local site if proctored)
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (must be within 5 years)
Where can I find more information about applying to the University of Indianapolis ABSN program?

You can find more information on this page or schedule an appointment with your UIndy enrollment advisor.