Nursing: BSN-DNP Online


Advance your nursing career and prepare for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner with our online Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP).

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Program Availability

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to all students (including U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members) residing in a country other than the United States.

Why Earn an Online BSN-DNP at Indiana State?

If you are a registered nurse (RN) with a baccalaureate degree and you are looking for greater autonomy and earning potential, the BSN-DNP program is designed for you.

Benefit from a Program Designed for Working Professionals

Indiana State’s BSN-DNP, FNP Track, is designed to train nurses for the Family Nurse Practitioner role and qualify them to sit for a national certification exam with the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Our program offers you individualized learning experiences and small classes taught by world-class faculty of experienced nursing leaders and clinicians. Project courses have a 1:8 faculty-student ratio.

The curriculum is delivered online. Most courses are offered asynchronously, with no set meeting times. Each semester, a few synchronous sessions are scheduled in advance for instruction and final presentations. Campus visits are not required.

You can earn your DNP in 28 months and graduate with the knowledge and training needed for a successful career as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

As a student in Indiana State’s Nursing program, you will benefit from faculty who are dedicated to providing quality hands-on learning opportunities through innovative course design, clinical experiences, and service-learning projects. Faculty research and specialties encompass areas such as medical-surgical nursing, infection control, acute care, emergency nursing, and patient outcomes and safety.

What You’ll Learn in the BSN-DNP Program

The online BSN-DNP program builds upon your nursing foundation to help you become a well-educated, highly sought clinical professional with the skills to serve your community as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The program focuses on evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and organizational leadership.

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Career Possibilities for BSN-DNP Graduates

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest level of nursing preparation and prepares future leaders for nursing practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) predicts that, in the near future, nurse practitioners will be required to complete doctoral-level education to enter into practice.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of nurse practitioners to grow 38% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

The Graduate Nursing Program at Indiana State University admitted its first students in 1986. It has maintained continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) since 1989.

Admission Requirements and Instructions

Applications are accepted twice a year. The deadlines are October 1 for Spring (January start) and March 1 for Fall (August start). The GRE and MAT are not required.

For details, visit How to Apply.