Family Nurse Practitioner: Application Deadline: April 1st (to begin fall semester)
The family nurse practitioner (FNP) track is dedicated to advancement of evidence-based clinical practice within diverse healthcare settings. Graduates are prepared to expand their knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention, and health education with a focus on improving regional health care delivery and overall health of the people and communities of Northwest Indiana, one of the most diverse areas of the state. Graduates are eligible for national certification as family nurse practitioners.
Nursing Administration: Rolling Admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
The Nursing Administration track prepares professionals for mid-level and senior nursing leadership positions in various healthcare-related settings. Graduates will explore leadership and decision-making processes including: financial stewardship, analysis of research and health policy, and strategic planning. Graduates will support improvements in healthcare delivery through enhanced leadership roles, effective process improvement, and driving change in a variety of health settings. Graduates are eligible for national certification through certifying organizations.
Nursing Education: Rolling Admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
The Nursing Education track is dedicated to preparing nurses for faculty and clinical education education roles in varying settings. Graduates are prepared to facilitate learning, learner development and socialization, use assessment and evaluation strategies, participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes, function as a change agent and leader, pursue continuous quality improvement in nurse educatior role, engage in scholarship, and function within the educational enviromnent (NLN, 2012). Graduates are eligible for national certification as nurse educatiors through the National League for Nursing.