Indiana University East is offering a new focus area in its School of Nursing. The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration gives graduate students three options in the Master of Science in Nursing program. September 12, 2014

News Release

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University East School of Nursing will offer a third concentration for its Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program. The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will be available beginning the 2015 spring semester.

The graduate program began courses in fall 2011. The program provides registered nurses with advanced practice knowledge, through concentrations in nursing education, nursing administration and now family nurse practitioner.

The School of Nursing is accepting applications for students desiring a graduate degree.

This on-site program meets one Thursday per month from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. providing a consistent schedule to earn a graduate degree in six to seven consecutive semesters.

The deadline to apply is October 1, 2014. Classes begin January 12, 2015. More program information and the online application is available at

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a special report in 2010 regarding the future of nursing. Several recommendations were made for registered nurses to engage in lifelong learning and advance their education.

“The M.S.N. program at IU East is centered on providing nurses with the education to effectively lead and advance health care within their communities,” said Associate Dean for Nursing Graduate Programs Tonya Breymier.

For more information, contact Tonya Breymier, associate dean for Nursing Graduate programs, at or call (765) 973-8520.

Indiana University East leads the region as the premier four-year and master's public institution in eastern Indiana and western Ohio. With record enrollment of nearly 4,500 students, IU East is both a traditional campus that excels in innovative learning options and a virtual campus with select online degree completion programs. The university's customized bachelor's and master's programs – a portfolio of over 50 degree program options – anticipate the growing needs of citizens in the region, state and nation. For more information, please visit

Source: Indiana University East

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