Ivy Tech Bloomington nursing program ranked #3, among best in state

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program was recently ranked #3 in the state out of all other associate degree programs, by Nursing Schools Almanac.

For the 2011-2021 calendar years, 90.3 percent of nursing students passed the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) test on the first try. The average number of ASN students graduating annually is 72. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates Registered Nurses in Indiana make an average annual salary of $66,460 per year ($32.45 per hour) as of May 2020. 

Students in Ivy Tech Bloomington’s nursing program learn in high-fidelity simulation labs, as well as care for patients in a variety of clinical settings. Once admitted to the program, an Associate of Science in Nursing degree (RN) can be achieved in less than two years and prepares graduates to qualify for work in the field. The nursing program at Ivy Tech is a highly competitive, selective admission program. There is a separate application process, after completing prerequisite course requirements.

Ivy Tech has an open enrollment Certified Nursing Aide program that can be completed in just one course and is a stepping-stone toward a career in healthcare. CNA classes begin October 20.

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Lee J. Marchant School of Nursing programs is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.  For more information, visit ivytech.edu/nursing.

Ivy Tech accepts free applications year-round at www.ivytech.edu/apply, and has classes that start multiple times per year for quicker entry and graduation. Classes start as soon as October 20. For more information about getting started at Ivy Tech, contact bl-info@ivytech.edu or call 812-330-6013.