Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is ranked among the best U.S. nursing schools by Nursing Schools Almanac, with the Lee J. Marchant School of Nursing ranking No. 37 of 40 in Indiana. Data was collected on 3,000 institutions nationwide and only 40% of schools, made the list of best U.S. nursing schools.

Graduates of the Ivy Tech Bloomington Nursing program are prepared to sit for licensure examinations. Over the past decade, graduates have averaged a 98% first-time NCLEX-PN pass rate and a 90% first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate.

According to Nursing Schools Almanac, Ivy Tech is one of the few colleges in the U.S. to offer tuition-free Practical Nursing (PN) certifications for eligible students. PN certifications at Ivy Tech are funded by Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant.

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers both a PN certificate and an Associate of Science in Nursing/RN degree, and made the list with four-year universities that offer Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing degrees.

In 2021-2022, Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Marchant School of Nursing accepted 160 students and is anticipated to increase to 190 students in 2022-2023.

Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at ivytech.edu, call 812-330-6013, or email askBloomington@ivytech.edu. For more information on tuition-free programs, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.