Graduate Bulletin 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]
Nursing Master of Science General Information
Master of Science (M.S.)
Department of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services
Carol Sternberger, Chair
Susan L. Ahrens, Director Graduate Program
260-481-6284 ~ www.ipfw.edu/nursing ~ Neff Hall B50
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Each candidate for a master’s degree is assigned an advisory committee consisting of three members. The director of the graduate nursing program serves as the major advisor and chair of the advisory committee. Other committee members include a student-designated professor and the chair of the Department of Nursing. This committee prepares and approves the plan of study (described below), advises, and assists in thesis development when applicable.
Plan of Study
Students pursuing a master’s degree should have a preliminary plan of study on file prior to the initial registration. The plan of study identifies a primary area that lists specific courses and all other requirements of the degree. The formal plan of study is approved by the advisory committee, including the chair of the Department of Nursing, and must be submitted to the Graduate School before the final semester of enrollment.
Up to 49 percent of required credits for this degree may be accepted in transfer if not already applied toward another degree. No more than 12 graduate credits earned in a non-degree status will be counted toward the degree. At least 50 percent of the required credits for the degree must be earned at IPFW.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is required through completion of the program.
Special permission is required for students to continue in the program beyond five consecutive years.
It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the master’s degree. Applications must be received by the Department of Nursing by Sept. 1 for May graduation, Jan. 1 for August graduation, and May 1 for December graduation.
- Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing
- Degree must be from a school/department/college of nursing that is accredited by the NLN or CCNE
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
- Registered Nurse Licensure and eligibility for Indiana licensure
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination required for students whose native language is not English with a minimum score of 550 or 213 on computer-based exam
- Undergraduate research and 300 level statistics within the last 5 years
Complete application online at www.gradschool.purdue.edu/admissions.
If applicants have less than a 3.0 GPA, they may be required to take the GRE for the quantitative, analytical, and verbal aptitude tests.