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Associate of Science in Nursing

Nursing students 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.

The 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.

 

Our Graduates

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”.

Transfer Partners

Ivy Tech has several transfer partners for the Nursing associate degree, including Bethel University, Chamberlain College, Franklin University, Galen College, Indiana State University, Indiana University, IUPU Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Olivet Nazarene University, Purdue University, Purdue University North Central, Purdue University Calumet, University of Evansville, University of Phoenix, University of Saint Francis, University of Southern Indiana, University of Vincennes, Walden University, and Western Governor’s University. 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.

 

Our Graduates

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".

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) T-SAP
(minimum of 65 credit hours)

LPN to ASN Transitional Track
(minimum of 55 credit hours)

Paramedic to ASN Transitional Track
(minimum of 59 credit hours)

Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
(minimum of 45 credit hours)

Nursing (ASN) Applicants:

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec RN Interest” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist  with a concentration in Nursing while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   

Practical Nursing Applicants:

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec-Prac Nrsg Int” as your desired program of study and “Technical Certificate” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Practical Nursing while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   

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NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Nursing and/or Practical Nursing program(s) is/are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

Attention Spring 2017 Nursing Program Applicants

NEW – Online Nursing Application to Launch July 1, 2016!

The Ivy Tech School of Nursing is pleased to announce the launch of a new Online Nursing Application for all nursing program options beginning July 1, 2016.  Benefits of the new application process include:

  • Ability to upload required pre-admission documents
  • Ability to prioritize desired campus
  • Email notification of application status

The online application for spring 2017 program admissions will launch on July 1, 2016 and remain open through the application deadline date of September 1, 2016.


Application Process
  • Any applicants for the nursing programs must have completed the appropriate steps, testing, and prerequisite courses in order to be eligible to apply. Please review the information session process and contact your advisor for additional information.
  • If you are seeking admission into nursing programs for upcoming semesters, you will need to complete the online nursing application.
  • You will be able to upload documents and information and easily prioritize campuses in which you are interested in applying with the online application.
  • Deadlines for submission of all required application information are listed below.
  • Incomplete and/or late application submission will not be considered.

Nursing Program Admission Semester

Online Application Available

Application Deadline

Fall

March 15

May 15

Spring

July 1

September 1

Summer

December 1

February 1

 

Admission Semesters by Campus

Campus

ASN Traditional

LPN-ASN Transition

Paramedic-ASN Transition

Practical Nursing

Gary/Crown Point

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Valparaiso

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

South Bend

Fall

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Ft. Wayne

Spring & Summer

Fall

 

Summer

Wabash

 

 

 

Spring

Lafayette

Fall

Fall

 

Spring

Kokomo

Fall & Spring

Spring

 

Spring

Logansport

Spring (odd year)

 

 

Fall

Peru

Fall

 

 

 

Anderson

Spring

Spring

 

Fall

Marion

 

Summer

 

 

Muncie

Fall

Summer

 

Fall

New Castle

Fall

Spring

 

 

Terre Haute

Fall & Spring

Spring & Summer

Spring (even year)

Fall

Indianapolis

Fall & Spring

Fall & Summer

Fall (odd year)

Fall & Spring

Greencastle

 

 

 

Fall

Richmond

Fall

Summer

 

Fall

Columbus

Fall

Summer

 

Spring

Lawrenceburg

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

 

Madison

Fall & Spring

Fall & Spring

 

 

Evansville

Fall & Spring

Summer –
(greater than 2 years graduated or graduated at other institutions)

Fall & Spring –
(less than 2 years graduated from Ivy Tech)

 

Fall

Sellersburg

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Bloomington

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

 


 

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NEW - ATI TEAS to Launch August 31, 2016

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by the Ivy Tech School of Nursing programs. On August 31, 2016 an updated ATI TEAS will be released. Students taking the test on or after August 31 should consider purchasing the sixth edition of the TEAS study manual. Visit atitesting.com for more information.

TEAS V entrance tests completed prior to August 31, 2016 will continue to be honored toward nursing program admission as long as the date of the TEAS V test is not older than two years.

Student ATI TEAS FAQs

  1. What is the difference between TEAS V and ATI TEAS?
    The ATI TEAS will be similar in difficulty level to the TEAS V. Content updates were made to align with current education standards deemed important for entry level health science applicants to possess. You can view an overview of the ATI TEAS content here.
  2. I took the test prior to August 31, and need to re-test. What study materials should I use?
    Because of the content updates that occurred for the ATI TEAS, the TEAS V preparation materials will not provide the tester with a comprehensive overview of the topics assessed. Individuals preparing for the ATI TEAS will want to purchase the ATI TEAS preparation materials.
  3. What test do I need to take?
    If you are taking the test prior to August 31, 2016 you will need to study and test on the TEAS V exam. If you are testing on or after August 31, 2016 you will study for the ATI TEAS.
  4. What score do I need to achieve?
    • Scores on the ATI TEAS will continue to be reported as adjusted percent correct scores, as they were on TEAS V.
    • TEAS scores will be auto-loaded into the new Online Nursing Application as long as they are taken within the two-year time frame. Students will be required to select which test they want to include for program admission. No partial tests will be considered.
    • The TEAS test must include all four test components to be considered valid:  Reading, English, Math, and Science.  Partial tests will not be accepted.
    • Applicants must score at the Proficient level or higher to be considered for admission. Please see the Overview and Application Book link below for additional ATI TEAS and program admission information.
  5. What is the difference between the two tests?
    The ATI TEAS will be similar in difficulty level to the previous version of the TEAS. Content updates were made to align with current education standards deemed important for entry level health science applicants to possess.
  6. Can I use a calculator?
    Yes. The ATI TEAS, being released August 31, 2016, will allow for the use of a four function calculator. Please do not bring your own calculator as a calculator will be embedded within the online version of the exam. For paper pencil versions of the TEAS test, the testing center will provide a four-function calculator. Calculator use is not allowed when taking the TEAS V, as at the time of its development, the decision to allow calculator use was not part of the outlined standardized testing environment. The standardized testing environment needs to be maintained for all testers taking the TEAS V.

The Ivy Tech Community College, School of Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are pursing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone is 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Andrea Browning, NLN CNEA Administrative Coordinator, no later than August 29, 2016.

Ivy Tech recognizes the importance of program accreditation to ensure continuous quality improvement, focusing on excellence and student success. The mission of the NLN CNEA is to “promote excellence and integrity in nursing education globally through an accreditation process that respects the diversity of program mission, curricula, students, and faculty; emphasizes a culture of continuous quality improvement; and influences the preparation of a caring and competent nursing workforce.” Excellence in education benefits our students, employers, our communities, and the healthcare workforce.

About Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Ivy Tech was founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Today Ivy Tech is the largest public post-secondary institution in Indiana and the largest singly accredited statewide community college system in the nation. Ivy Tech serves the entire state of Indiana with 32 degree granting locations throughout the state, offering classes and programs to more than 170,000 students a year in over 75 communities.

Accredited - Higher Learning CommissionIvy Tech Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We shape our curriculum with the needs of local communities in mind—while our affordable tuition rates keep higher education accessible for those communities’ residents. A consideration that results in over 97% of our graduates staying in Indiana. All those elements combine to make Ivy Tech a true engine of Indiana’s workforce, training Hoosiers for the careers that will grow our future economy.

 

 


The School of Nursing programs are approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

  • Indiana State Board of Nursing, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-234-2043, www.in.gov/pla
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020, http://www.acenursing.org/