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Indiana RN Programs

RN Programs in Indiana

There are many careers that have suffered from the recent downturn in the economy, but registered nursing is not one of them. Regardless of what happens in the financial world, RNs face a similar outlook every year. The medical world is booming and will continue to boom well into the future because of how much the population continues to grow.

RN programs in Indiana are not difficult to find. There are many RN programs in the state to choose from. The amount of money an individual has to pay to become an RN depends on which program he or she chooses.

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Indiana

In order to become an RN by endorsement (RNs who are currently licensed in another US state), an application must fill out the application and submit it along with the following items:

  • A professional photograph or his or her head and shoulders that is approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches
  • A $50.00 application fee that is made payable to the "Indiana Professional Licensing Agency"
  • Proof that he or she is currently licensed in another US state
  • If necessary, documentation of any name change if the individual's name is different than the name on his or her documents
  • Official documentation proving graduation from an approved nursing program
  • Verification from every state and country that he or she is licensed in or has ever been licensed in
  • After receiving notification that his or her application has been received, the individual must have a criminal background check performed.

    Foreign Nurse Graduates

    Nurses who wanted work as RNs in Indiana and graduated from a nursing program outside of the United States must submit:

    • His or her official nursing school transcripts provided through a credentials evaluation service such as CGFNS, which specify theory and clinical experience in all areas
    • Official copy of his or her high school diploma or equivalent or official transcripts
    • Becoming an RN by Examination in Indiana

      In order to become an RN by examination in Indiana, he or she must submit:

      • A application completed in dark-colored ink
      • A copy of his or her GED score if he or she did not pass high school
      • A photograph of his or her head and shoulders that is approximately 2.5" x 3.5" and is of professional quality
      • A check or money order for $50.00 made payable to the "Indiana Professional Licensing Agency"
      • An NCLEX application and register for the test
      • A certificate of completion form completed and sent by the dean/director/designee of his or her nursing program
      • Documentation of any name change that he or she may have undergone
      • Documentation of any special accommodations the individual might need
      • A temporary permit can be issued if an individual submits the following:

      • A completed "Application for Licensure by Endorsement"
      • Proof that he or she is currently licensed in another US state
      • A $50.00 application fee and a $10.00 permit fee
      • A professional photograph or his or her head and shoulders that is approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches
      • Proof that he or she has completed a criminal background check
      • RN licenses in Indiana expire on October 31 of odd-numbered years, regardless of the date that it was issued. The RN must pay a $50.00 renewal fee to renew his or her license. If the individual does not renew his or her license by the expiration date, then he or she will also have to pay a $50.00 late fee.

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On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Indiana

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Indiana residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Indiana Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Indiana RN Resources on

Indiana State Board of Nursing
Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-2043
Fax: (317) 233-4236

Indiana State Nurses Association

Other IN Schools with RN Programs

Ancilla Domini College
9601 Union Rd.
Donaldson, Indiana 46513
Anderson University
1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, Indiana 46012
Ball State University
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, Indiana 47306
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
Brown Mackie College
1000 East 80th Place, Suite 205M
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Goshen College
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, Indiana 46526
Indiana State University
200 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
Indiana University
2300 South Washington Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
Indiana University
2325 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, Indiana 47374
Indiana University
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46634
Indiana University
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408
Indiana University
4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, Indiana 47150
Indiana University-Purdue University
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 South Washington Street
Marion, Indiana 46953
Iupu Ft Wayne - Parkview Hospital
10501 Corporate Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46845
Ivy Technical State College
1942 East North Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
Ivy Technical State College
2357 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, Indiana 47374
Ivy Technical State College
915 South Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, Indiana 46135
Ivy Technical State College
3501 North 1st Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47710
Ivy Technical State College
4301 South Cowan Road
Muncie, Indiana 47302
Ivy Technical State College
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, Indiana 47250
Ivy Technical State College
220 Dean Johnson Boulevard
South Bend, Indiana 46601
Ivy Technical State College
50 W Fall Creek Pkwy. N. Dr.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Ivy Technical State College
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Ivy Technical State College
1440 East 35th Avenue
Gary, Indiana 46409
Ivy Technical State College
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, Indiana 47203
Ivy Technical State College
3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Ivy Technical State College
3101 S. Creasy Ln.
Lafayette, Indiana 47905
Ivy Technical State College
8204 Highway 311
Sellersburg, Indiana 47172
Ivy Technical State College
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, Indiana 47404