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WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
Nursing students have opportunities to care for real patients in a variety of clinical settings, and skills are also learned in simulation labs. 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.
Median Registered Nurse salary in Indiana
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2,482 Annual Job Openings
projected through 2020
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2020).

About the Nursing Program

Students in the nursing and practical nursing programs at Ivy Tech gain valuable skills and experiences by caring for real patients in a variety of clinical settings including lab simulations. The growing use of simulations in nursing schools allow students to assume roles that are typically unavailable in a clinical setting, allowing students to make critical choices and see the results of those decisions. We use a variety of teaching methods and learning strategies in the classroom, clinical settings, and online to appeal to every learning style. Students can even take some nursing and practical nursing courses online.

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program

Once admitted to the program, an Associate of Science in Nursing can be achieved in less than two years. The faculty and nursing instructors at Ivy Tech provide individualized tutoring and mentoring to help students succeed. Our statewide aggregate pass rates are consistently high, and our nursing graduates are in high demand throughout Indiana. Learn how to apply to Ivy Tech Community College.

The nursing program at Ivy Tech has a selective admissions process. There is a separate application process for the nursing program and only accepts a limited number of students each year. After applying to Ivy Tech, you will be enrolled in the healthcare specialist program with a concentration in nursing while completing prerequisite requirements.

All nursing school applicants are required to take the TEAS exam. TEAS testing must be completed within two weeks of the application deadline to be considered for the current application period. Choose your campus of interest below for more information before testing. If you're ready to take your exam, make an appointment at one of our testing centers. Choose your campus of interest below for more information before testing. When you are ready to test, you may make your appointment at https://cass.ivytech.edu/selfserve/

Associate of Science in Nursing Graduates

Associate of Science in Nursing graduates are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination have opportunities to obtain entry-level nursing positions in a variety of healthcare areas or transfer to a four-year university where they can earn an RN to BSN baccalaureate degree or an RN to MSN 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

If you're wanting to earn a master's or bachelor's degree in nursing, the Transfer as a Junior program at Ivy Tech can help you achieve those goals. We have several partnerships with four-year univeristies and colleges so you can seamlessly transfer without losing your credits or time. Talk to our transfer advocates for information about continuing your education after completing your degree at Ivy Tech.

Practical Nursing (LPN) Program

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 with a separate application process and only accepts a limited number of students each year. Contact your campus of interest below for more details and learn how to apply to start your career. 

Our Graduates

Practical nursing program graduates are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-PN examination can begin their career in nursing, continue their education at Ivy Tech, or transition to an LPN to ASN course.

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".

Next Level Jobs

Indiana Next Level JobsYou may be eligible for a free technical certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more about Next Level Jobs.

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.

Details and process information will be provided following admission to the nursing program. Please see the Nursing Student Handbook for further information.

The online application for Nursing and Limited Enrollment Health Sciences programs becomes available March 15, 2021.

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.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


 

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) TSAP
(68-79 credit hours)

LPN to ASN Transitional Track
(55-68 credit hours)

Paramedic to ASN Transitional Track
(55-68 credit hours)

Pre-Nursing Studies
(17 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
(minimum of 45 credit hours = 3 semesters)
 

Nursing (ASN) Applicants:

When applying to the college you should select “Pre-Nursing Studies” as your desired program of study and certification (CT) as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Pre-Nursing Studies while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   

Practical Nursing Applicants:

When applying to the college you should select “Pre-Nursing Studies” as your desired program of study and certification (CT) as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Pre-Nursing Studies while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   


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.


Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Science In Nursing - Traditional Track - Transfer as a Junior (TSAP)

Associate of Science In Nursing - Transitional Track - PARM to ASN Transition

Associate of Science In Nursing - Transitional Track - LPN to ASN Transition

Practical Nursing

Program Locations

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

Ivy Tech Nursing Program

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 applicants who have not attended Ivy Tech Community College in the past two years will need to go in person to the office of Express Enrollment or Admissions to reapply via a paper form, to ensure ability to receive email messages generated by the application system. 

 

Nursing Program
Admission Semester

Online Application
Available

TEAS Test
Deadline

Application
Deadline

Fall

March 18

May 4

May 18

Spring

July 1

August 18

September 1

Summer

December 1

January 18

February 1

 

Admission Semesters by Campus

Campus

ASN Traditional

LPN-ASN Transition

Paramedic-ASN Transition

Practical Nursing

Lake County

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Valparaiso

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

South Bend

Fall

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Ft. Wayne

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Lafayette

Fall

Fall

 

Spring

Kokomo

Fall & Spring

Spring

 

Spring

Logansport

Spring (odd year)
(part-time evening)

 

 

Fall

Peru

Fall & Spring alternating

 

 

 

Anderson

Spring

Spring

 

Fall

Marion

 

Summer

 

Summer

Muncie

Fall

Summer

 

Spring

Henry County/New Castle

Spring

Summer

 

 

Terre Haute

Fall & Spring

Spring & Summer

Spring (even year)

Fall

Indianapolis

Fall & Spring

Summer & Fall

Fall (odd year)

Fall & Spring

Greencastle

 

Spring

 

Fall

Richmond

Fall

Summer

 

Fall

Columbus

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Spring

Lawrenceburg

Spring

Summer

 

Fall

Madison

Fall

Spring

 

Spring

Evansville

Fall & Spring

Summer & Fall

 

Fall

Sellersburg

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Bloomington

Fall & Spring

Summer

 

Fall & Spring

Franklin Spring

Summer

   

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Student ATI TEAS FAQs

 

1.  When should a student take the ATI TEAS test?     

  • The ATI TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) should be taken after review of high school content and completion of at least a portion of the prerequisite courses for nursing. Taking college courses does not necessarily address all content measured on the ATI TEAS test, although with an increased emphasis on the life sciences, completion of Anatomy and Physiology 101 may help improve science scores. Completion of English Composition (ENGL 111) may also help improve English and reading scores on the ATI TEAS test. 
  • ATI TEAS scores must be submitted prior to the TEAS Test Deadline date, which is 14 days before the application deadline, in order to be accepted. 
  • The ATI TEAS may be taken up to two (2) times in a two-year period regardless of the testing location. 

2.  What score do I need to achieve? 

  • An overall proficient score is needed on the ATI TEAS in order to apply to the nursing programs. 
  • There must be at least thirty (30) days between ATI TEAS test dates for scores to be considered. 
  • ATI TEAS scores are auto-loaded into the Online Nursing Application as long as they are taken within the two-year timeframe. Students are required to select which test they want to include for program admission. No partial tests will be considered. 
  • The ATI 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. 

3.  Can I use a calculator?

  • Yes. The ATI TEAS will allow for the use of a four-function calculator. Please do not bring your own calculator as a calculator is 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. 

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 45 campus and site locations, offering classes and programs to more than 160,000 students a year in over 75 communities.

Accredited - Higher Learning Commission

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and a member of the North Central Association. We shape our curriculum with the needs of local communities in mind—while our affordable tuition rates (under $4,200 a year) 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.

 


Ivy Tech Associate Degree - Nursing logoThe School of Nursing programs are approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and are accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

  • Indiana State Board of Nursing, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-234-2043, in.gov/pla
  • National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: 202-909-2500, nln.org 

Ivy Tech Practical Nursing logoIvy 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.