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LPN to RN Programs in Indiana

Nursing programs in Indiana are unique; many of the colleges and universities offer all types of nursing education on one campus - practical nursing, ADN/ASN, BSN and advanced nursing degrees.  This allows nursing students to continue their nursing education on one campus.  Options are often available to attend school traditionally, online or as hybrid format.

 

Indiana RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exam

Each candidate who wishes to obtain licensure by examination must submit an application to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). The licensure application and the NCLEX registration process must be completed before candidates are eligible to take the exam. The application must include:
  • Passport-type photo with the school seal and signature of the candidate and Dean on the lower front
  • Check or money or for $50.00 (non-refundable) may payable to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
  • NCLEX Application and Registration which costs $200 and must be made payable to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order
  • Certificate of Completion form completed by the Dean/Director/Designee of the nursing program
  • Verification of Licensure from every state in which the candidate held licensure. Nurses who hold licensure in a non-compact state are required to submit Verification of State Licensure Form.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Nurses who are licensed in one of the other 50 states can obtain licensure through endorsement. Along with the application, candidates must submit the following:
  • Proof of current, active licensure from another state
  • Completed background check
  • Verification of licensure from every state or country the candidate has obtained licensure in

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Along with the items that are needed for licensure by examination, foreign nurse graduates must also submit the following:
  • Official nursing transcripts provided through a evaluation services such as CGFNS
  • Official copy of high school diploma or official transcripts
  • If not written in English, all documents must be accompanied by an official

Total Schools: 20

Ranked Schools: 18

Ranked: 1 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.792195.84%

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN - 46805-1499 (260) 481-6100

Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne (IPFW) is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  IPFW boasts that it is the largest university in northeast Indiana.  It also educates approximately 13,000 students at a time.

Campus: Fort Wayne, IN
Net Price: $12,335.00
Enrollment: 12,928
Loan Default Rate: $10.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-5.54%
Graduation Rate: 24.50%
Median Borrowing: 16,500.00%
Median Payment: 172.28%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5405190.81%

Harrison College-Indianapolis

550 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN - 46204-2611 (317) 447-6200

Harrison College is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  They offer an ASN degree program.  This program is offered on-campus.  They also offer an online RN to BSN option.  This is open to students with an RN license, and is especially desirable for Harrison ASN graduates.

Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Net Price: $18,706.00
Enrollment: 3,726
Loan Default Rate: $23.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $10.26%
Graduation Rate: 32.60%
Median Borrowing: 15,176.00%
Median Payment: 158.45%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5335190.67%

Purdue University-North Central Campus

1401 S US Hwy 421, Westville, IN - 46391-9542 (219) 785-5200

Purdue University – North Central Campus is located in Westville, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an online RN to BSN program.  They also offer various advanced degree options, such as MSN and DNP programs.

Campus: Westville, IN
Net Price: $7,923.00
Enrollment: 6,054
Loan Default Rate: $13.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-4.51%
Graduation Rate: 22.40%
Median Borrowing: 13,112.00%
Median Payment: 136.90%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.49189.80%

University of Indianapolis

1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN - 46227-3697 (317) 788-3368

University of Indianapolis is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Ulndy’s School of Nursing has various program options: a BSN program, an RN to BSN program and a BSN program designed specifically for those already holding a bachelor’s degree (“career changers”).  Their RN to BSN program can be completed on-campus, online, or off-campus, at one of their partnering cohort schools.

Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Net Price: $22,336.00
Enrollment: 4,162
Transfer Out Rate: 31.50%
Loan Default Rate: $5.60
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $17.81%
Graduation Rate: 56.80%
Median Borrowing: 19,500.00%
Median Payment: 203.60%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4565189.13%

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

2701 Spring St, Fort Wayne, IN - 46808-3994 (260) 399-7700

University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Their nursing department is vast – they have several options for their students.  They have an ASN degree program, an LPN to ASN program, a BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.  The RN to BSN program is offered online.

Campus: Fort Wayne, IN
Net Price: $17,757.00
Enrollment: 1,980
Loan Default Rate: $4.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $4.85%
Graduation Rate: 51.50%
Median Borrowing: 21,425.00%
Median Payment: 223.70%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2915185.83%

Vincennes University

1002 N First St, Vincennes, IN - 47591 (812) 888-8888
Campus: Vincennes, IN
Net Price: $9,805.00
Enrollment: 18,383
Transfer Out Rate: 20.30%
Loan Default Rate: $19.70
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.87%
Graduation Rate: 24.80%
Median Borrowing: 11,477.00%
Median Payment: 119.83%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.22184.40%

Bethel College-Indiana

1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN - 46545-5591 (574) 807-7000

Bethel College – Indiana is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Their nursing program offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of their students – they have an ADN program and a BSN program.  The also have an RN to BSN program.  Their RN to BSN program can be completed in 12 or 20 months, by attending classes one night per week or two nights per week.  Classes can also be attended on campus or online.

Campus: Mishawaka, IN
Net Price: $18,014.00
Enrollment: 1,655
Loan Default Rate: $7.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.71%
Graduation Rate: 65.50%
Median Borrowing: 20,000.00%
Median Payment: 208.82%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.051181.02%

Ancilla College

9601 S. Union Road, Donaldson, IN - 46513-0001 (574) 936-8898
Campus: Donaldson, IN
Net Price: $16,167.00
Enrollment: 424
Transfer Out Rate: 34.10%
Loan Default Rate: $22.10
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $19.73%
Graduation Rate: 10.20%
Median Borrowing: 11,752.00%
Median Payment: 122.70%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.7015174.03%

ITT Technical Institute-Newburgh

10999 Stahl Rd, Newburgh, IN - 47630 (812) 858-1600
Campus: Newburgh, IN
Net Price: $23,889.00
Enrollment: 295
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $10.21%
Graduation Rate: 41.90%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.6035172.07%

Fortis College-Indianapolis

9001 N Wesleyan Rd Ste 101, Indianapolis, IN - 46268 (317) 808-4800
Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Net Price: $21,087.00
Enrollment: 172
Loan Default Rate: $17.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.67%
Graduation Rate: 36.40%
Median Borrowing: 12,873.00%
Median Payment: 134.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.5835171.67%

ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis

9511 Angola Ct, Indianapolis, IN - 46268-1119 (317) 875-8640
Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Net Price: $23,444.00
Enrollment: 4,296
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-1.43%
Graduation Rate: 19.70%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.4405168.81%

ITT Technical Institute-Fort Wayne

2810 Dupont Commerce Court, Fort Wayne, IN - 46825 (260) 497-6200
Campus: Fort Wayne, IN
Net Price: $22,055.00
Enrollment: 283
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $2.13%
Graduation Rate: 32.10%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.375167.50%

Brown Mackie College-Fort Wayne

3000 E.Coliseum Blvd., Suite 100, Fort Wayne, IN - 46805 (260) 484-4400
Campus: Fort Wayne, IN
Net Price: $18,726.00
Enrollment: 659
Transfer Out Rate: 0.30%
Loan Default Rate: $24.60
Institution Accreditation: ACICS
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-20.60%
Graduation Rate: 37.10%
Median Borrowing: 14,324.00%
Median Payment: 149.56%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.895157.90%

MedTech College

6612 E 75th St Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN - 46250 (317) 845-0100
Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.855157.10%

ITT Technical Institute-South Bend

17390 Dugdale Dr Ste 100, South Bend, IN - 46635 (574) 247-8300
Campus: South Bend, IN
Net Price: $23,257.00
Enrollment: 330
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.66%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.758155.16%

MedTech College-Greenwood Campus

1500 American Way, Greenwood, IN - 46143 (317) 534-0322
Campus: Greenwood, IN
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.6635153.27%

ITT Technical Institute-Merrillville

8488 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN - 46410 (219) 738-6100
Campus: Merrillville, IN
Net Price: $21,613.00
Enrollment: 357
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.13%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.6065152.13%

MedTech College-Ft Wayne Campus

7230 Engle Rd # 200, Ft. Wayne, IN - 46804 (260) 436-3272
Campus: Ft. Wayne, IN
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Indiana

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Ball State University N/A Muncie, IN ACEND, ACEN, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, JRCERT, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE
N/A Ivy Tech Community College N/A Indianapolis, IN ACEND, ACEN, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CELPA, JRCERT, NASAD, NASD, NAST, NCATE, ADA, ABFSE, APTA

LPN to BSN Programs in Indiana

The RN to BSN online degree program option was created with a working RN in mind. The program enables a busy nurse to prepare him or herself to meet future challenges of healthcare by completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Nursing courses are distance accessible so nurses do not always have to be on campus to complete the coursework. Clinical experiences are tailored to the where nurses are working. This provides a unique opportunity to work while gaining school credit at the same time.

 

Indiana RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exam

Each candidate who wishes to obtain licensure by examination must submit an application to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). The licensure application and the NCLEX registration process must be completed before candidates are eligible to take the exam. The application must include:
  • Passport-type photo with the school seal and signature of the candidate and Dean on the lower front
  • Check or money or for $50.00 (non-refundable) may payable to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
  • NCLEX Application and Registration which costs $200 and must be made payable to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order
  • Certificate of Completion form completed by the Dean/Director/Designee of the nursing program
  • Verification of Licensure from every state in which the candidate held licensure. Nurses who hold licensure in a non-compact state are required to submit Verification of State Licensure Form.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Nurses who are licensed in one of the other 50 states can obtain licensure through endorsement. Along with the application, candidates must submit the following:
  • Proof of current, active licensure from another state
  • Completed background check
  • Verification of licensure from every state or country the candidate has obtained licensure in

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Along with the items that are needed for licensure by examination, foreign nurse graduates must also submit the following:
  • Official nursing transcripts provided through a evaluation services such as CGFNS
  • Official copy of high school diploma or official transcripts
  • If not written in English, all documents must be accompanied by an official

Total Schools: 29

Ranked Schools: 24

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.924198.48%

University of Southern Indiana

8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN - 47712 (812) 464-8600

University of Southern Indiana is located in Evansville, Indiana.  They offer a BSN program and a RN to BSN program.  Their nursing programs are unique because they partner with local hospitals and specifically, partner with certain nursing units – Designated Education Units (DEUs).  These DEUs allow students to spend a duration of their clinical practice with the same staff to “ensure consistency with clinical skill progression.”

Campus: Evansville, IN
Net Price: $13,153.00
Enrollment: 8,913
Loan Default Rate: $9.60
Programs: Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.90%
Graduation Rate: 36.70%
Median Borrowing: 14,250.00%
Median Payment: 148.79%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.672193.44%

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

2701 Spring St, Fort Wayne, IN - 46808-3994 (260) 399-7700

University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Their nursing department is vast – they have several options for their students.  They have an ASN degree program, an LPN to ASN program, a BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.  The RN to BSN program is offered online.

Campus: Fort Wayne, IN
Net Price: $17,757.00
Enrollment: 1,980
Loan Default Rate: $4.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $4.85%
Graduation Rate: 51.50%
Median Borrowing: 21,425.00%
Median Payment: 223.70%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6675193.35%

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN - 46805-1499 (260) 481-6100

Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne (IPFW) is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  IPFW boasts that it is the largest university in northeast Indiana.  It also educates approximately 13,000 students at a time.

Campus: Fort Wayne, IN
Net Price: $12,335.00
Enrollment: 12,928
Loan Default Rate: $10.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-5.54%
Graduation Rate: 24.50%
Median Borrowing: 16,500.00%
Median Payment: 172.28%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.643192.86%

Ball State University

2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN - 47306 (765) 289-1241

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana.  Their nursing department offers a variety of options.  They have a basic baccalaureate track.  They also have an LPN  transition track, which allows an LPN to transition to a BSN degree.  They also offer an RN to BSN program and a second baccalaureate degree program, which allows those holding a prior bachelor’s degree to become a BSN.

Campus: Muncie, IN
Net Price: $13,049.00
Enrollment: 16,300
Loan Default Rate: $8.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $7.24%
Graduation Rate: 59.70%
Median Borrowing: 22,000.00%
Median Payment: 229.71%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5775191.55%

Indiana University-Northwest

3400 Broadway, Gary, IN - 46408-1197 (219) 980-6500

Indiana University – Northwest is located in Gary, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program.  They also offer an online RN to BSN program.  They also offer a BA/BS to BSN program, which allow those already holding a bachelor’s degree to become a BSN.

Campus: Gary, IN
Net Price: $11,866.00
Enrollment: 5,904
Transfer Out Rate: 33.20%
Loan Default Rate: $13.90
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-3.82%
Graduation Rate: 24.30%
Median Borrowing: 14,281.00%
Median Payment: 149.11%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.553191.06%

Bethel College-Indiana

1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN - 46545-5591 (574) 807-7000

Bethel College – Indiana is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Their nursing program offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of their students – they have an ADN program and a BSN program.  The also have an RN to BSN program.  Their RN to BSN program can be completed in 12 or 20 months, by attending classes one night per week or two nights per week.  Classes can also be attended on campus or online.

Campus: Mishawaka, IN
Net Price: $18,014.00
Enrollment: 1,655
Loan Default Rate: $7.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.71%
Graduation Rate: 65.50%
Median Borrowing: 20,000.00%
Median Payment: 208.82%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.552191.04%

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

425 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN - 46202-5143 (317) 274-5555

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in Indianapolis.  They offer a BSN Traditional Track, an RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option and a BSN Accelerated Second Degree Option.  Their programs are unique because they offer a welcoming ceremony to their new nursing students where friends and family can celebrate your achievement.

Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Net Price: $12,713.00
Enrollment: 22,409
Transfer Out Rate: 27.40%
Loan Default Rate: $8.60
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $7.95%
Graduation Rate: 41.80%
Median Borrowing: 18,454.00%
Median Payment: 192.68%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.551191.02%

Valparaiso University

US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, IN - 46383 (219) 464-5000

Valparaiso University is located in Valparaiso, Indiana.  Valparaiso University offers a BSN program.  They also offer an RN to BSN program.  They have a variety of advanced nursing degrees; unique to their program, they have an RN to MSN degree option.

Campus: Valparaiso, IN
Net Price: $21,869.00
Enrollment: 3,251
Loan Default Rate: $4.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.02%
Graduation Rate: 70.10%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.546190.92%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4201 S Washington St, Marion, IN - 46953-4974 (765) 674-6901
Campus: Marion, IN
Net Price: $24,546.00
Enrollment: 10,766
Loan Default Rate: $6.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $12.33%
Graduation Rate: 70.70%
Median Borrowing: 21,500.00%
Median Payment: 224.48%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5175190.35%

University of Indianapolis

1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN - 46227-3697 (317) 788-3368

University of Indianapolis is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Ulndy’s School of Nursing has various program options: a BSN program, an RN to BSN program and a BSN program designed specifically for those already holding a bachelor’s degree (“career changers”).  Their RN to BSN program can be completed on-campus, online, or off-campus, at one of their partnering cohort schools.

Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Net Price: $22,336.00
Enrollment: 4,162
Transfer Out Rate: 31.50%
Loan Default Rate: $5.60
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $17.81%
Graduation Rate: 56.80%
Median Borrowing: 19,500.00%
Median Payment: 203.60%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.479189.58%

Purdue University-Main Campus

Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN - 47907-2040 (765) 494-4600
Campus: West Lafayette, IN
Net Price: $13,541.00
Enrollment: 30,446
Loan Default Rate: $5.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.03%
Graduation Rate: 70.20%
Median Borrowing: 24,737.00%
Median Payment: 258.28%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.454189.08%

Anderson University

1100 E 5th St, Anderson, IN - 46012-3495 (765) 649-9071
Campus: Anderson, IN
Net Price: $22,607.00
Enrollment: 2,016
Loan Default Rate: $4.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.93%
Graduation Rate: 56.80%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.439188.78%

Marian University

3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN - 46222-1997 (317) 955-6000
Campus: Indianapolis, IN
Net Price: $19,773.00
Enrollment: 2,203
Loan Default Rate: $6.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.97%
Graduation Rate: 52.40%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.395187.90%

Saint Mary’s College

133 LeMans Hall, Notre Dame, IN - 46556 (574) 284-4000
Campus: Notre Dame, IN
Net Price: $26,913.00
Enrollment: 1,479
Loan Default Rate: $1.60
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.98%
Graduation Rate: 71.20%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3875187.75%

University of Evansville

1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN - 47722 (812) 488-2000
Campus: Evansville, IN
Net Price: $21,224.00
Enrollment: 2,477
Loan Default Rate: $5.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.12%
Graduation Rate: 63.30%
Median Borrowing: 26,000.00%
Median Payment: 271.47%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.371187.42%

Purdue University-Calumet Campus

2200 169th St, Hammond, IN - 46323-2094 (219) 989-2400
Campus: Hammond, IN
Net Price: $10,644.00
Enrollment: 8,390
Loan Default Rate: $14.60
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $28.49%
Graduation Rate: 29.70%
Median Borrowing: 17,500.00%
Median Payment: 182.72%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.345186.90%

Indiana University-South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN - 46634-7111 (574) 520-4872
Campus: South Bend, IN
Net Price: $10,997.00
Enrollment: 7,512
Transfer Out Rate: 30.90%
Loan Default Rate: $15.20
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $15.87%
Graduation Rate: 25.90%
Median Borrowing: 13,500.00%
Median Payment: 140.96%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1775183.55%

Indiana State University

210 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN - 47809 (812) 237-6311
Campus: Terre Haute, IN
Net Price: $11,151.00
Enrollment: 10,268
Loan Default Rate: $10.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-4.90%
Graduation Rate: 41.80%
Median Borrowing: 14,750.00%
Median Payment: 154.01%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.126182.52%

Indiana University-Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd, New Albany, IN - 47150 (812) 941-2000
Campus: New Albany, IN
Net Price: $10,184.00
Enrollment: 6,148
Transfer Out Rate: 28.30%
Loan Default Rate: $12.60
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $0.55%
Graduation Rate: 30.30%
Median Borrowing: 13,125.00%
Median Payment: 137.04%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1015182.03%

Goshen College

1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN - 46526-4794 (574) 535-7000
Campus: Goshen, IN
Net Price: $19,773.00
Enrollment: 828
Loan Default Rate: $3.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.40%
Graduation Rate: 70.30%
Median Borrowing: 16,275.00%
Median Payment: 169.93%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.077181.54%

Purdue University-North Central Campus

1401 S US Hwy 421, Westville, IN - 46391-9542 (219) 785-5200

Purdue University – North Central Campus is located in Westville, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an online RN to BSN program.  They also offer various advanced degree options, such as MSN and DNP programs.

Campus: Westville, IN
Net Price: $7,923.00
Enrollment: 6,054
Loan Default Rate: $13.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-4.51%
Graduation Rate: 22.40%
Median Borrowing: 13,112.00%
Median Payment: 136.90%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0685181.37%

Indiana University-Kokomo

2300 S Washington St, Kokomo, IN - 46904-9003 (765) 453-2000
Campus: Kokomo, IN
Net Price: $9,834.00
Enrollment: 3,981
Transfer Out Rate: 33.00%
Loan Default Rate: $12.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $17.96%
Graduation Rate: 27.90%
Median Borrowing: 12,500.00%
Median Payment: 130.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.057181.14%

Indiana University-East

2325 Chester Blvd, Richmond, IN - 47374-1289 (765) 973-8200
Campus: Richmond, IN
Net Price: $7,948.00
Enrollment: 4,326
Transfer Out Rate: 34.60%
Loan Default Rate: $21.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.28%
Graduation Rate: 23.90%
Median Borrowing: 13,787.00%
Median Payment: 143.95%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 24 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.856177.12%

Huntington University

2303 College Ave, Huntington, IN - 46750 (260) 356-6000
Campus: Huntington, IN
Net Price: $18,741.00
Enrollment: 1,053
Loan Default Rate: $5.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $7.25%
Graduation Rate: 62.30%
Median Borrowing: 23,500.00%
Median Payment: 245.37%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Indiana

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Harrison College-Indianapolis N/A Indianapolis, IN ACEN, CCNE
N/A Saint Josephs College N/A Rensselaer, IN ACEN, CCNE, NCATE
N/A Vincennes University N/A Vincennes, IN ACEN, CCNE, NCATE, ABFSE, APTA, NASAD, NAST
N/A ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis N/A Indianapolis, IN ACEN, CCNE, NCATE, ABFSE, APTA, NASAD, NAST
N/A Chamberlain College of Nursing-Indiana N/A Indianapolis, IN ACEN, CCNE, NCATE, ABFSE, APTA, NASAD, NAST

Indiana RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exam

Each candidate who wishes to obtain licensure by examination must submit an application to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). The licensure application and the NCLEX registration process must be completed before candidates are eligible to take the exam. The application must include:
  • Passport-type photo with the school seal and signature of the candidate and Dean on the lower front
  • Check or money or for $50.00 (non-refundable) may payable to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
  • NCLEX Application and Registration which costs $200 and must be made payable to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order
  • Certificate of Completion form completed by the Dean/Director/Designee of the nursing program
  • Verification of Licensure from every state in which the candidate held licensure. Nurses who hold licensure in a non-compact state are required to submit Verification of State Licensure Form.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Nurses who are licensed in one of the other 50 states can obtain licensure through endorsement. Along with the application, candidates must submit the following:
  • Proof of current, active licensure from another state
  • Completed background check
  • Verification of licensure from every state or country the candidate has obtained licensure in

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Along with the items that are needed for licensure by examination, foreign nurse graduates must also submit the following:
  • Official nursing transcripts provided through a evaluation services such as CGFNS
  • Official copy of high school diploma or official transcripts
  • If not written in English, all documents must be accompanied by an official

Indiana LPN Jobs by City

Indiana RN Job Outlook

Ample job opportunities for registered nurses are available in the state of Indiana. Nursing employment is expected to grow rapidly, and the nursing industry is rather large, and new jobs are continuously created. Many of the jobs created are due to nurses who are leaving the occupation due to retirement. Technological advances also drive job growth in patient care. Last, but not least, rapid growth is expected in outpatient facilities such as rehabilitation and chemotherapy.

Indiana Registered Nursing Salaries 

Although the Indianapolis metropolitan area has the largest number of registered nurses, it is the Gary Metropolitan area that has the highest annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Anderson, IN 820 $27.82 $57,870
Bloomington, IN 1,410 $27.65 $57,510
Columbus, IN 610 $28.49 $59,250
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,390 $25.64 $53,320
Evansville, IN-KY 4,330 $24.99 $51,990
Fort Wayne, IN 4,930 $24.85 $51,690
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 6,340 $30.75 $63,960
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 21,500 $29.64 $61,650
Kokomo, IN 820 $26.70 $55,540
Lafayette, IN 1,280 $27.65 $57,500
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 700 $30.37 $63,170
Muncie, IN 1,050 $26.66 $55,440
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 2,790 $27.58 $57,370
Terre Haute, IN 1,600 $28.48 $59,230
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 2,540 $24.62 $51,210
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 2,650 $27.56 $57,320
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 2,890 $24.85 $51,690
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data