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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

Ivy Tech Community College - Evansville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Evansville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 93.7% 2011 to 2018

Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
University of Saint Francis
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.1% 2011 to 2018
University of Saint Francis
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.1% 2011 to 2018

Gary

Ivy Tech Community College - Valparaiso
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
University of Saint Francis - Crown Point
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Lake County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Valparaiso
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.8% 2011 to 2018
University of Saint Francis - Crown Point
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.0% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Lake County
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.2% 2011 to 2018

Indianapolis

Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Greencastle
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
Fortis College - Indianapolis
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 71.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Anderson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.9% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Greencastle
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.5% 2011 to 2012
Fortis College - Indianapolis
Associate's Degree in Nursing 71.0% 2012 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Anderson
Associate's Degree in Nursing 50.0% 2018 to 2018

Louisville suburbs

Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.7% 2011 to 2018

South Bend

Bethel University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.6% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend / Elkhart
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Bethel University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.6% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend / Elkhart
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.1% 2011 to 2018

Other Indiana cities

Ivy Tech Community College - Terre Haute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Lawrenceburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.9% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Vincennes University - Jasper
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.4% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.6% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Madison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Vincennes University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ancilla College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 79.5% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Marion
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Terre Haute
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.9% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.2% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Lawrenceburg
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.9% 2018 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.2% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.8% 2011 to 2018
Vincennes University - Jasper
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.4% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.9% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.6% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Madison
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.7% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.2% 2011 to 2018
Vincennes University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.8% 2011 to 2018
Ancilla College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 79.5% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Marion
Associate's Degree in Nursing