Associate of Science in Nursing
Students in the Ivy Tech nursing program have opportunities to care for real patients in a variety of clinical settings, and skills are also learned in simulation labs. The growing use of the simulations allows students to assume roles not available to students in a clinical setting. This allows them to make critical choices and see the results of those choices. We utilize a variety of learning strategies in the classroom and clinical settings to appeal to every learning style.
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) can be completed in less than two years once admitted into the program. This means students can graduate sooner and begin working if they choose. Our faculty care about their students and provide individualized tutoring and mentoring. Our statewide aggregate pass rates are consistently high, and our nursing graduates are currently in high demand throughout Indiana. Learn how to apply to start your career.
The Ivy Tech Nursing program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Nursing while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Nursing program accepts a limited number of students each year, and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program graduates are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination have opportunities to obtain entry level nursing positions in a wide variety of health care areas, or they can continue their education and transfer to a four-year university where they can enter RN to BSN (baccalaureate degree) or RN to MSN (master’s degree) programs and earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing.
ASN graduates are qualified to work in in hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, home health care, physician offices, schools and health departments. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses are the largest of the healthcare occupations, with employment “projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations”.
Graduates of our Associate of Science (AS) degree can seamlessly transfer to a four-year institution through our "Transfer as a Junior" program, entering at a junior status. To learn more about our Transfer as a Junior programs, and how they can save you money, visit Transfer as a Junior at Ivy Tech. Please keep in mind, you will also need to be admitted to the four-year institution you intend to transfer to, admission is not guaranteed just by enrolling in a Transfer as a Junior program.
If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!
Practical Nursing (LPN)
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an integral part of the health care team. The Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require this certificate. This program provides education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. Curriculum is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. The Practical Nursing program leads to a Technical Certificate that can be completed in one year.
The Practical Nursing program is a selective program. The nursing program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details and learn how to apply to start your career.
Practical Nursing (PN) program graduates are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-PN examination have opportunities to obtain entry level nursing positions in a wide variety of health care areas, or they can continue their education at Ivy Tech or other institutions and transition into an LPN to ASN or higher program. PN graduates are qualified to provide basic care, under the direction of registered nurses and doctors, for patients in a variety of health care settings such as nursing homes, extended care facilities, hospitals, clinics, home health care and physician offices. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of licensed practical nurses “is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations".
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You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing, and physical exam.