Nursing Schools in Indiana
Becoming a Nurse in Indiana
Those interested in attending nursing schools in Indiana should be at least eighteen years old with a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a GED. Our admissions process includes an application and interviews with current faculty and/or administration. You must also provide proof of citizenship or a permanent resident green card.
To be endorsed as a licensed nurse in Indiana, you must graduate from a licensed program, such as those administered by Jersey College, and pass the NCLEX exam. The Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN) grants licenses for nursing professionals. When you’re ready, you can get started with your license online by creating a MyLicense account to begin the initial application.
After obtaining your nursing license, you may either enter the workforce as a healthcare professional or further your education. Jersey College graduates typically work in hospitals, emergency rooms, assisted living facilities, and outpatient centers.
One of the aspects that sets our program apart is that Jersey College nurses learn a holistic approach to healthcare. Our faculty believes that proper nursing care requires the nurse to understand the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of the patient in an ever-changing, complex society.
The length of a nursing program depends on many factors, including the chosen program and each student’s individual situation.
The RN program at Jersey College in Fort Wayne results in graduates earning an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and can take anywhere from two to four years to complete. It features a detailed and comprehensive curriculum that fully prepares students to take on the responsibilities of a registered nurse.
Learn more about how long it takes to complete nursing school.
Cost of Nursing School
The cost of tuition for nursing schools in Indiana depends on factors such as the program and location.
You may also be eligible for financial aid. Students attending Jersey College in Fort Wayne have several financial assistance programs available, including tuition reimbursement, loan forgiveness, and scholarships.
Program Tuition & Fees*
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Nursing Salaries in Indiana
Here is a sample of nursing salaries in selected cities and metropolitan areas across Indiana. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of February 2023.)
Jersey College does not promise or guarantee employment. Figures cited on this page are for informational purposes only and are no promise or guarantee of any certain wage.
Learn more in our Nursing Salary Guide.
Nursing Jobs in Indiana
According to Indiana's Registered Nurse Workforce (a 2019 report from the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy), there were approximately 81,539 RNs actively practicing in Indiana in 2019. Of those nurses, the most common roles included:
- Staff Nurse
- Nurse Manager
- Advanced Practice Nurse
- Nurse Executive
- Nurse Educator
The most popular work settings for registered nurses in Indiana include:
- Outpatient Clinic
- Nursing Home/Extended Care Facility/Assisted Living Facility
- Insurance Claims/Benefits
- School-based Health
The demand for nurses is projected to increase dramatically over the next 10 years. In fact, the Indiana state government recently enacted a law (House Bill 1003) named "Nursing Indiana Back to Health" that will aim to increase the number of nurses in the state.
Nurses are currently in short supply in the Hoosier State, so it is an excellent time to fulfill your dream of becoming a nurse by enrolling in your preferred nursing program.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I find out if an Indiana school is accredited by the Board of Nursing?
All nursing programs in Indiana that prepare you for licensure as either a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
To check accreditation for a specific program, visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency's Educational Resources for Nurses page and search for the school in the interactive table.
- How many nursing schools are there in Indiana?
As of February 2023, there were 59 active nursing schools in Indiana according to the list provided by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
- Is Indiana a good state for nursing?
Yes, according to independent data. Given the need for additional nurses, the strong salary potential, and the lower cost of living compared to other states (Source: Sofi.com), Indiana is a great state for nurses.
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