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Indianapolis, the capital city of Indiana, is home to a good number of schools and universities with nursing programs that offer a variety of options to those interested in a career in nursing. All of these programs, from certifications for nursing assistants (CNA) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) to associate’s (ADN) and bachelor’s degrees in nursing (BSN), are closely monitored, appraised, and approved by the state’s Board of Nursing before they are granted accreditation and allowed to operate. This also holds true for other cities and townships in Indiana in order to maintain the high quality of nursing education, ensure the integrity of the nursing profession, and provide quality healthcare to all.

Two highly regarded schools are located within a five-mile radius of downtown Indianapolis: Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis and the University of Indianapolis. Both universities offer BSN and postgraduate courses in nursing. There are also smaller campuses within and outside the city proper, offering short-term courses like CNA and LPN diplomas.

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Indianapolis is the nerve center of all nurses in the state of Indiana, with more than 21,540 registered nurses working in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. These healthcare centers represent 36% of the entire nursing population of Indiana.

They all need more nurses from the following accredited nursing schools in Indianapolis to continue serving the growing healthcare needs of communities around this capital city.

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Indianapolis nursing schools by NCLEX score

Ivy Tech Community College - Anderson
104 West 53rd Street | Anderson, Indiana 46013
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 99.3% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis
50 West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive | Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 99.3% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Ivy Tech Community College - Greencastle
915 South Zinc Mill Road | Greencastle, Indiana 46135
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 99.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
Anderson University
1100 East Fifth Street | Anderson, Indiana 46012
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
425 University Boulevard | Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Western Governors University - Indiana
10 West Market Street, Suite 1020 | Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Chamberlain University - Indianapolis
9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 600 | Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.2% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2018)
University of Indianapolis
1400 East Hanna Avenue | Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road | Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fortis College - Indianapolis
9001 North Wesleyan Road, Suite 101 | Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 71.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2018)
J. Everett Light Career Center
1901 East 86th Street | Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Anderson Certificate in Practical Nursing 99.3% 2011 to 2018
Associate's Degree in Nursing 50.0% 2018 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis Certificate in Practical Nursing 99.3% 2011 to 2018
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.9% 2011 to 2018
Ivy Tech Community College - Greencastle Certificate in Practical Nursing 99.0% 2011 to 2018
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.5% 2011 to 2012
Anderson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 93.7% 2011 to 2018
MSN: Nursing Administration
Master of Science in Nursing
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.7% 2011 to 2018
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN: Nursing Administration
MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Baccalaureate PhD
Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Western Governors University - Indiana Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.5% 2013 to 2018
Chamberlain University - Indianapolis Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.2% 2015 to 2018
University of Indianapolis Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.3% 2011 to 2018
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Doctor of Nursing Practice
MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN: Nursing Administration
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Marian University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.2% 2011 to 2018
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fortis College - Indianapolis Associate's Degree in Nursing 71.0% 2012 to 2018
J. Everett Light Career Center Nursing Assistant Certificate