Indiana Nursing School Programs:
ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN

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Indiana Nursing School Programs organized by degree type:

  • ASN
  • BSN
  • BSN Accelerated
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to MSN

Looking for a rewarding career high in demand and with high starting pay? Then becoming a registered nurse is for you!

According to the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing field is growing much faster than average with median pay above $32 per hour. These results are partly due to the fact that the nursing field is continually transforming into an increasingly advanced healthcare profession.

The following is a list of accredited nursing school programs organized by degree type: ASN, BSN, BSN Accelerated, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN. Each school has basic information listed about their program, including:

  • Prerequisites (GPA, SAT/ACT, TEAS scores, etc.)
  • Concentrations (MSN degrees)
  • Accreditation
  • Location
  • Length of Program

Why only accredited nursing schools? Because accreditation guarantees you will receive the education and experience you need to pass your state's licensing test. Accreditation means you will be doing your clinicals in a hospital rather than a museum (We wish that was a joke!). Anyone can create an educational program and call it a nursing program, but the only way to guarantee the quality of that program is accreditation by ACEN or CCNE.

Indiana ASN School Programs


An associate's degree in nursing is basically the only associate's degree that can land you a job making over $20 per hour, guaranteed. However, many hospitals are requiring their nurses to obtain their BSN within 5 years of becoming employed.

Eventually, the Associate's degree in nursing will be phased out completely, since hospitals are being encouraged to have BSN nurses employed by such forces as Magnet status awarded by ANCC. This push towards nurses having a Bachelor's degree comes from the fact that the Registered Nurse position is becoming a more advanced medical profession.

For the time being, while hospitals are still hiring nurse's with associate's degrees, one career pathway some students take is to get their Associate's Degree in Nursing, followed by doing an online RN to BSN program. This pathway is often more cost effective, although finding a job with an associate's degree may be more difficult than for someone having a Bachelor's in Nursing.

Ivy Tech's Indiana ASN

  • http://www.ivytech.edu/nursing/index.html
  • Length of Program: 1-2 years (varies)
  • Prerequisites: TEAS, Anatomy, Physiology, Additional General Education Classes (Class can be taken at Ivy Tech)
  • Accreditation: ACEN (NLNAC), Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Locations: Bloomington, IN; Greencastle, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, IN; Anderson, IN; Marion, IN; Muncie, IN; New Castle, IN; Kokomo, IN; Logansport, IN; Lafayette, IN; South Bend, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; Gary, IN; Valparaiso, IN; Richmond, IN; Lawrenceburg, IN; Madison, IN; Sellersburg, IN; Evansville, IN; Terre Haute, IN

MedTech's ASN

  • Length of Program: 1-2 years
  • Prerequisites: TEAS
  • Accreditation: ACEN (Indianapolis), Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Fort Wayne, IN; Greenwood, IN; Indianapolis, IN

University of Saint Francis ASN

  • http://nursing.sf.edu/undergraduate/as-nursing/
  • Length of Program: 2 years Associate’s
  • Prerequisites: High School Student: TEAS, Minimum 2.7 GPA, SAT of 1000 or ACT of 21; College Student: TEAS, Minimum College GPA of 2.7
  • Accreditation: ACEN, Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Vincennes University Indiana ASN

Indiana BSN Traditional School Programs


Many schools offering BSN traditional programs accept students into the program as Freshman; however some schools consider the first two years to be "pre-nursing" and acceptance into the last two years of the "nursing" portion of the program can be competitive. Be sure to find out if acceptance into the program guarantees acceptance for the entire four years, since this will differ from school to school.

Students obtaining their BSN will be more competitive as job-seekers than their Associate degree peers. However, due to the high growth rate of the nursing field, rarely does a brand new Registered Nurse have problems finding a job within the first six months, no matter what kind of degree they have.

Ball State University Indiana BSN Traditional

Chamberlain College of Nursing BSN Traditional

IUPUI's BSN Traditional

Indiana Wesleyan University BSN Traditional

  • http://www.indwes.edu/academics/school-of-nursing/bs-nursing/
  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Prerequisites: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, College Math (Prerequisite classes can be taken at IWU)
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Marion, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Fort Wayne, IN

Marian University BSN Traditional

University of Indianapolis' BSN Traditional

  • http://www.uindy.edu/nursing/bsn/bsn
  • Length of Program: 3 years Full-time (After acceptance into the Nursing portion - 4+ years total)
  • Prerequisites: Includes High School class prerequisites, as well as 1st year college class prerequisites (Scroll down to the "Admission" section: http://www.uindy.edu/nursing/bsn/bsn )
  • Entry Expectations: Minimum GPA of 2.82 in any class; However, your GPA will likely need to be much higher in all classes, due to competition.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, ACEN (NLNAC), Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN

University of Saint Francis’ Indiana BSN

  • http://nursing.sf.edu/undergraduate/bs-nursing/
  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Prerequisites: High School Student: TEAS, Minimum 2.7 GPA, SAT of 1000 or ACT of 21; College Student: TEAS, Minimum College GPA of 2.7
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

University of Wisconsin College of Nursing BSN Traditional

  • http://www.uwosh.edu/con/college-of-nursing-programs/undergraduate-bsn/traditional
  • Length of Program: 2.5 years (after prerequisite classes, 4 years total)
  • Prerequisites: TEAS V test, Minimum 2.75 GPA, Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) & work experience preferred, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Psychology, Biology, Growth & Development, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Oshkosh, WI
  • Details: The University of Wisconsin's Nursing BSN program begins in a student's Sophomore year. Entry into the nursing program is considered once the student has taken the required general education classes and nursing prerequisites. Due to competition, the average GPA of accepted students ranges from 3.4 to 3.6, depending on various factors.

Indiana BSN Accelerated School Programs


BSN Accelerated degrees are for career-changers who already have a Bachelor's degree in a different field. Typically, acceptance into these programs only require that certain prerequisite classes have been taken and that the student has at least a 2.5 to 3.0 GPA.

Ball State University BSN Accelerated

IUPUI's BSN Accelerated

Indiana Wesleyan University BSN Accelerated

Marian University BSN Accelerated

Indiana BSN Online School Programs


BSN Online programs are essentially BSN Accelerated programs offered online for those who already have a non-nursing Bachelor's degree. Since classes are online, the school may require you to arrange your own clinicals, which can be a challenge if you do not have any hospital connections. Be sure to ask about clinicals when applying.

Marian University BSN Online for St. Vincent Health

WGU's Indiana BSN Online

  • http://indiana.wgu.edu/online_health_professions_degrees/bachelor_science_nursing_licensure
  • Length of Program: 24 months
  • Prerequisites: BLS Certified by AHA, Pass TEAS V Exam, Bachelor or Associate Degree (or equivalent), Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology (with Labs)
  • Additional Entry Requirements: Health Insurance, Student Malpractice Insurance
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Details: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is necessary by the American Heart Association (AHA). If you currently work at a hospital, you should already have this certification. Additional requirements can be found on WGU's website.

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

University of Wisconsin College of Nursing BSN Online Accelerated Second Degree

  • http://www.uwosh.edu/con/college-of-nursing-programs/undergraduate-bsn/accelerated-online-bachelors-to-bsn
  • Length of Program: 1 year
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, Minimum TEAS V of 75, Minimum Grade of C in all Prerequisite courses, Minimum 2.75 GPA, Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) in Applicant's Home State, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry 1 & 2, Psychology, Biology, Growth & Development, English Composition, Speech, Math, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Online (Oshkosh, WI)
  • Details: Clinical rotations are expected to be completed in the student's home communities; however, it is possible that students may have to travel beyond 50 miles in order to attend clinicals, depending on the situation. Entry into this BSN online program is extremely competitive.

Indiana RN to BSN School Programs


Most RN to BSN school programs are offered online, or are a hybrid of online/on-campus courses. These schools assume you are currently working as an RN, and since you have already proven a certain level of knowledge with your licensure, they often offer great flexibility for obtaining your BSN.

The RN to BSN program option has gained in popularity due to the push towards requiring nurses to have a Bachelor's level education.

Ball State University RN to BSN

Chamberlain College of Nursing RN to BSN

IUPUI's RN to BSN

Indiana Wesleyan University RN to BSN

Marian University RN to BSN

University of Indianapolis RN to BSN

  • Length of Program: 12 months
  • Prerequisites: ASN degree, RN license, Minimum GPA of 2.82
  • Accreditation: CCNE, ACEN (NLNAC), Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Details: University of Indianapolis offers an RN to BSN Online option and an RN to BSN On-campus option. They also partner with IU Health and St. Francis Hospital, to offer on-site classes for eligible nurses: University of Indianapolis RN to BSN Partners (program length varies).

University of Saint Francis RN to BSN

  • http://nursing.sf.edu/undergraduate/rn-bsn/
  • Length of Program: 12 months Full-time; 24 months Part-time
  • Prerequisites: ASN degree, RN license
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online (Fort Wayne, IN)

WGU's Indiana RN to BSN

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

University of Cincinnati's School of Nursing RN to BSN

Saint Louis University School of Nursing RN to BSN

Indiana MSN Traditional School Programs


The basic MSN options are Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership, and various Nurse Practitioners. Typically, nursing education and leadership are offered online and are easier to obtain. However, due to the ease of obtaining these MSN degrees and the lack of jobs in the field (in relation to supply), it is not uncommon for RN's with MSN's in education or leadership to have difficulty finding a job.

Conversely, Nurse Practitioners are in high demand, having much of the authority of Medical Doctors. If you visit an outpatient clinic, the person seeing you may actually be an NP instead of a doctor, which is a growing trend in the healthcare field. A Nurse Practitioner is a professional somewhere in-between a Medical Doctor (MD) and a Physician's Assistant (PA).

Also a growing trend is a desire for Nurse Practitioners with Doctorate degrees (DNP), as the NP profession becomes more and more like the MD end of the spectrum. This typically means more authority and more pay.

Chamberlain College of Nursing MSN Traditional

IUPUI's MSN Traditional

Indiana Wesleyan University MSN Traditional

University of Indianapolis MSN Traditional

University of Saint Francis MSN Traditional

  • http://nursing.sf.edu/graduate/msn/
  • Length of Program: 2 years Full-time; 3 years Part-time
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, Minimum 3.20 GPA, RN license, Completed a Statistics course in the last 5 years
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online / Fort Wayne, IN
  • Details: Classes are presented in a hybrid format, allowing you to attend class on-campus on selected Tuesdays and completing the rest online.

WGU's Indiana MSN Traditional

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

Saint Louis University School of Nursing MSN Traditional

  • http://www.slu.edu/nursing/majors-and-degrees/master-of-science-in-nursing-nurse-practitioner-%28msn-np%29
  • Concentrations: Adult Acute Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Length of Program: Full-time & Part-time options available
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license (in state where clinicals will be done), Minimum 3.25 GPA, Three Professional Letters of Recommendation, CPR certification by the American Heart Association (AHA), etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online (St. Louis, MO)
  • Details: Recently graduated BSN students, with no clinical work experience, may be able to gain admission on a part-time basis while gaining nursing work experience.

University of Wisconsin College of Nursing MSN Traditional

Indiana MSN Accelerated School Programs


University of Indianapolis' Indiana MSN Accelerated Program Overview

  • http://www.uindy.edu/nursing/msn/amp
  • Length of Program: 3 years Full-time
  • Prerequisites: Non-nursing Bachelor's degree, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Elementary Statistics, Additional Prerequisite Classes (http://www.uindy.edu/nursing/msn/amp-course-list-and-schedule) (Including 3 Nursing Classes), Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Accreditation: CCNE, ACEN (NLNAC), Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN (Online for Graduate portion)
  • Details: University of Indianapolis' Accelerated MSN option lead to both BSN and MSN degrees. Entry is competitive. While the minimum GPA for your Bachelor's degree and the prerequisite classes is 3.0, you should aim to get a much higher GPA.

Indiana RN to MSN School Programs


For Registered Nurses who want to obtain their BSN and MSN at the same time, or for RN's who have a Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, many schools offer RN to MSN programs. The only drawback to these programs is that generally only Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership are possible degree concentrations. If you have any interest in becoming a Nurse Practitioner, then the more traditional route is more appropriate.

Note: Some schools do not award a BSN through their RN to MSN option, offering only a direct path from ASN to MSN. Your work experience will likely play a large role in finding a job with your MSN if you do not have a Bachelor's degree to go with it.

Ball State University RN to BSN

Chamberlain College of Nursing RN to BSN to MSN

  • http://www.chamberlain.edu/admissions/undergraduate/rn-bsn-to-msn
  • Concentrations: Informatics, Healthcare Policy, Executive, Educator Tracks
  • Length of Program: 2 Years
  • Prerequisites: RN License, Minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chamberlain’s RN to BSN coursework
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Online (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Details: Students earn their BSN and MSN at the same time. This program is mainly for students earning their BSN through Chamberlain’s RN to BSN program.

IUPUI's RN to MSN

Indiana Wesleyan University RN to MSN (ASN to MSN)

University of Saint Francis RN to MSN

  • http://nursing.sf.edu/graduate/rn-msn/
  • Length of Program: 3-4 years (1 year for Transition Classes + 2 years Full-time OR 3 years Part-time)
  • Prerequisites: ASN degree, Minimum 3.20 GPA, RN license, 1000 Hours RN employment, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Growth & Development
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online / Fort Wayne, IN
  • Details: Transition courses must be taken on-campus. No BSN degree is awarded. After completion of transition courses, you will begin your MSN degree.

WGU's Indiana RN to MSN Program


State List of Nursing School Programs

Disclaimer: Nursing schools sometimes change their prerequisites and other information. Accreditation is also renewable, which means nursing schools can lose their accreditation. While we attempt to keep all information up-to-date, the most reliable source of information is the actual nursing school website (links are provided). This website is for information purposes only and currently has no affiliation with any particular nursing school.

Nursing Abbreviations: Quick Reference


Abbreviations for Degrees and Titles

  • ASN/ADN = Associate of Science in Nursing / Associate Degree in Nursing
  • BSN = Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN = Master of Science in Nursing
  • CNA = Certified Nursing Assistant
  • LPN = Licensed Practical Nurse
  • RN = Registered Nurse
  • NP = Nurse Practitioner (Masters/Doctorate degree level education)
  • CNS = Clinical Nurse Specialist (Masters/Doctorate degree level education)

College Assessment Exams

  • ACT = American College Testing program (Undergraduate college entrance exam)
  • SAT = Scholastic Aptitude Test (Undergraduate college entrance exam)
  • TEAS = Test of Essential Academic Skills
  • HESI A2 = Health Education Systems Inc. Admission Assessment
  • GRE = Graduate Record Examination (Graduate college entrance exam)

Accreditation Agencies

  • ACEN = Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • CCNE = Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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