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The Louisville suburbs of Indiana cover the area in southern Indiana just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. This region, accessible by bridge from Louisville, includes the cities of New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers the cities and counties in this area as one in charting the employment situation and prospects for nurses in the state of Indiana. The forecast is bright in terms of opportunity for work as well as personal growth and career advancement.

BLS statistics note that a certified nursing assistant (CNA), the entry-level position for nurses in the healthcare setting, in the Louisville suburbs earns a yearly salary ranging from $34,330 to $44,160. To become a CNA, you must first complete a CNA program, the shortest nursing course offered in an accredited school, and pass a licensure examination.

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A licensed practical nurse (LPN), who works under the supervision of a registered nurse, has completed a program that normally runs from 12 to 18 months, depending on the educational institution. An LPN earns an average of $59,890 a year, though salaries can range from $50,350 to $69,810.

A registered nurse (RN) is paid even more, depending on whether his or her completed course is the shorter two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or the longer four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Both of these programs prepare their graduates for the national examination for registered nurses. In the Louisville suburbs, according to the BLS, there are only 650 RNs, earning salaries within the range of $76,860 to $104,310.

Below is a list to help you find out more about the schools and their nursing programs in the Louisville suburbs of southern Indiana.

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Louisville suburbs nursing schools by NCLEX score

Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg
8204 Old Indiana Highway 311 | Sellersburg, Indiana 47172
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 99.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road | New Albany, Indiana 47150
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 84.5% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2018)
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg Certificate in Practical Nursing 99.2% 2011 to 2018
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.7% 2011 to 2018
Indiana University Southeast Bachelor of Science in Nursing 84.5% 2011 to 2018
MSN: Nursing Administration
MSN: Nursing Education
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion