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The field of nursing offers several attractive career options and employment benefits, particularly for those who are passionate about serving the needs of the sick and injured. For anyone interested in becoming a registered nurse (RN) in Indiana, the first step is to pursue an education that will prepare you for the licensure examination. There are several academic programs offered by schools within the state that can prepare you for such an exam.

One shorter-term option to obtain your RN licensure is earning an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), generally offered as a two-year course in Indiana’s nursing schools. Many schools offer a curriculum focused specifically on initial RN licensure to prepare you to pass the requisite exam, the NCLEX-RN.

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Other associate’s degree program in Indiana provide a two-year education in licensed practical nursing (LPN). A number of ADN programs in Indiana are ideal for working nurses who aspire to higher learning and career opportunities; for this reason, evening classes have been introduced on many campuses.

ADN graduates are eligible to be hired in practically all healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical and health centers, and hospices. They earn an average of $57,370 annually, ranging anywhere from $47,650 to $68,700.

The list below contains the best ADN programs in Indiana to help you take the first step towards becoming a nurse.

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Evansville

University of Southern Indiana
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2008)
Ivy Tech Community College - Evansville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Southern Indiana
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2008 to 2008
Ivy Tech Community College - Evansville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 97.9% 2008 to 2012

Fort Wayne

Harrison College - Fort Wayne
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Saint Francis
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Harrison College - Fort Wayne
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2012 to 2012
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.4% 2008 to 2012
University of Saint Francis
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.2% 2011 to 2017

Gary

Ivy Tech Community College - Valparaiso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Gary
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Saint Francis - Crown Point
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 79.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
Purdue University Northwest - Hammond
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
MJS College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Valparaiso
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.2% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Gary
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.1% 2008 to 2012
University of Saint Francis - Crown Point
Associate's Degree in Nursing 79.1% 2011 to 2017
Purdue University Northwest - Hammond
Associate's Degree in Nursing 50.0% 2008 to 2012
MJS College
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Indianapolis

Fortis College - Indianapolis
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Harrison College - Indianapolis East
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 98.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
University of Indianapolis
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Greencastle
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Fortis College - Indianapolis
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2012 to 2012
Harrison College - Indianapolis East
Associate's Degree in Nursing 98.2% 2009 to 2012
University of Indianapolis
Associate's Degree in Nursing 97.5% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis
Associate's Degree in Nursing 93.6% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Greencastle
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.5% 2008 to 2012

Louisville suburbs

Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 78.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg
Associate's Degree in Nursing 78.0% 2008 to 2012

South Bend

Bethel College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 82.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 82.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Bethel College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 82.5% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend
Associate's Degree in Nursing 82.5% 2008 to 2012

Other Indiana cities

Indiana University Kokomo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Terre Haute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 96.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Vincennes University - Jasper
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.8% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Vincennes University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Madison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ancilla College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 82.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Purdue University Northwest - Westville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 79.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 79.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Indiana University East
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Indiana University Kokomo
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2012 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Terre Haute
Associate's Degree in Nursing 96.9% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette
Associate's Degree in Nursing 93.6% 2008 to 2012
Vincennes University - Jasper
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.4% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.4% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.2% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.8% 2008 to 2012
Vincennes University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.3% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.1% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Madison
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.3% 2008 to 2012
Ancilla College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 82.1% 2008 to 2012
Purdue University Northwest - Westville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 79.3% 2008 to 2012
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
Associate's Degree in Nursing 79.2% 2008 to 2012
Indiana University East
Associate's Degree in Nursing