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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, we offer smaller class sizes which means we have one of the highest passing rates on board exams in the region. Class size is 20 or fewer, and clinicals never have more than 10 students at a time. Our nurses are currently in high demand in throughout Indiana and we have been told that our graduates are constantly getting chosen over students from other schools.

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.

Our Graduates

Students who complete the program will be able to obtain entry level nursing positions almost anywhere they desire, or they can continue their education and transfer to a four-year university where they can earn their bachelor’s degree. Nursing graduates are able to be employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices, schools and health departments.

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.

Our Graduates

Graduates are eligible to apply to the state licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed Practical Nurse. They will be qualified to care for patients in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, home care and physician offices.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) T-SAP
(minimum of 65 credit hours)

LPN to ASN Transitional Track
(minimum of 55 credit hours)

Paramedic to ASN Transitional Track
(minimum of 59 credit hours)

Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
(minimum of 45 credit hours)

 

Nursing (ASN) Applicants:

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec RN Interest” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist  with a concentration in Nursing while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   

Practical Nursing Applicants:

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec-Prac Nrsg Int” as your desired program of study and “Technical Certificate” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Practical Nursing while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Nursing and/or Practical Nursing program(s) is/are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

Application Form

Not all regions have the same start dates for each program.  Please use the drop down box for each region to identify specific program start dates.

Learn More

The School of Nursing programs are approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

  • Indiana State Board of Nursing, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-234-2043, www.in.gov/pla
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020, http://www.acenursing.org/