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.
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”.
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.
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".