Marian University to Offer Master of Science in Nursing Program

by Katie Bradley | May 25, 2016

The Higher Learning Commission has accredited a new master of science in nursing, to be offered beginning in the Fall 2016 at Marian University.

The graduate nursing program will build on a well-established undergraduate nursing program and will have a nursing education focus.

The program will be delivered through a hybrid platform with a larger percentage of courses online. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in real-time class meetings in orientation and throughout the semester to establish relationships with peers and faculty.

 “The Marian University master of science in nursing degree program is uniquely focused on nursing education to prepare graduates with the expertise to transform the next generation of nurses,” Dorothy Gomez, Ph.D., RN-CNE, associate dean for graduate programs, said.

 The United States Department of Labor projects that employment of registered nursing will increase 16 percent from 2014 to 2024—making it one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2014) identified a nurse faculty vacancy rate of 6.9 percent nationally. Graduates of the MSN program will be prepared to assume nurse educator roles in schools of nursing, health care facilities, and in the community.

The program is designed to be completed in two years with a total of 38 credit hours required.

Marian University has offered post-baccalaureate degrees since 2001. The Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership offers the master of arts in teaching, the master of education in special education, master of education in education leadership, and the non-degree, school licensure program for Building Level Administrator. The College of Osteopathic Medicine began offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012.

Housed in the newly constructed Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, students in the Leighton School of Nursing have access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology that they will use throughout their career. The Leighton School of Nursing has offered successful degree programs for more than 30 years and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our central location in Indianapolis gives students access to the best opportunities for clinical experience in top-notch health care facilities.

For more information about the MSN including admission requirements, costs, and how to apply, visit For questions, email or contact Dorothy Gomez, Ph.D., RN-CNE at 317.955.6159.  

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