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RN Nursing Programs in Indiana | IN

How to Become an RN in Indiana

There are three different ways to become a Registered Nurse in Indiana. The quickest is via a diploma program offered directly through a hospital. These are rare and account for only a small percentage of the RNs trained in the state. The second route, which is pursued by around half of RNs in Indiana, is an Associate Degree, Nursing, or ADN. An ADN takes close to three years, including thirty credits in general studies, which are required before applying to a college of nursing—this goes for both an ADN and the third and longest route: a BSN. A Bachelor of Science, Nursing, or BSN, is more of a four to five year pursuit, but it is still chosen by almost half of the RNs in Indiana because a BSN provides more comprehensive training and the ability to specialize in specific topics of interest.

The first two years of a BSN and an ADN are quite similar, with the focus lying on patient treatment strategies and other nursing-specific topics. Where ADNs leave off, a BSN picks up with advanced training in both nursing practice and theory, but also research-specific courses, and, perhaps most importantly, upper-level electives ranging from advanced abnormal psychology to global health issues and beyond. In addition, it can also lead to graduate studies and licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse if a BSN student has good enough grades and wishes to pursue further studies.

In both an ADN and a BSN there is school-sanctioned work experience that allows students to gain practical exposure to a health care environment. Additionally, both end with the same licensure examination: the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The exam costs $200 to take through national exam administrators Pearson Vue and the Indiana State Professional Licensing Agency requires a $50 application fee for licensure. Upwards of 85 percent of applicants pass the test on their first try and enter the largest group of health care professionals in the United States: Registered Nurse.

RN Jobs in Indiana: Salary, Hours and Duties

Registered Nurses in Indiana make around $63,000 (according to BLS.gov) in urban areas, and a bit less in less populated regions, where full time work usually means 40 hours per week. But, these 40 hours aren't a 9 to 5 affair. Indeed, patients need around the clock care, and this can mean nights, split shifts, swing shifts and more. Just as the hours don’t always follow a typical schedule, neither does the work. Indiana RNs must constantly monitor and alter their patients care plans based on observations and reports from their subordinates. This keeps work interesting, and can be a fulfilling pursuit as patients rely on nurses to help them through medical difficulties. Whether working in a hospital—as do more than 60 percent of Indiana RNs—or in another health care setting like a doctor’s office or a nursing home, becoming a Registered Nurse in Indiana can be a well paying and personally rewarding occupation.

 

           

Hospitals in Indiana with Active RN (Registered Nursing) Programs

Adams County Memorial Hospital -  Decatur, Adams County
            Anthony Medical Center - Fort Wayne
            Ardent Health Services LLC
            Columbus Hospital - Columbus
            Meadows Hospital - Bloomington
            Northern Indiana Hospital - Plymouth
            Valle Vista Hospital - Greenwood

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            Ball Memorial Hospital - Muncie
            Bedford Regional Medical Center - Bedford
            Blackford Community Hospital - Hartford City
            Bloomington Hospital - Bloomington
            Bloomington Hospital of Orange County - Paoli, Orange County
            Bluffton Regional Medical Center - Bluffton
            Bowen Center - Warsaw

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            Cameron Memorial Community Hospital - Angola
            Cardinal Health System - Muncie
            Ball Memorial Hospital - Muncie
            Blackford Community Hospital - Hartford City
            Clark Memorial Hospital - Jeffersonville
            Clarian Health - Indianapolis
            Indiana University (IU) Hospital - Indianapolis
            Methodist Hospital - Indianapolis
            Riley Hospital for Children - Indianapolis
            Columbus Hospital - Columbus
            Columbus Regional Hospital - Columbus
            Community Healthcare System - Munster
            Community Hospital - Munster
            Saint Catherine Hospital - East Chicago
            Saint Mary Medical Center - Hobart
            Community Health Network - Indianapolis
            Community Hospital Anderson - Anderson
            Community Hospital East - Indianapolis
            Community Hospital North - Indianapolis
            Community Hospital South - Indianapolis
            Community Regional Cancer Care Center - Indianapolis
            Hook Rehabilitation Center - Indianapolis
            Indiana Heart Hospital, The - Indianapolis
            Indiana Surgery Center East - Indianapolis
            Indiana Surgery Center Kokomo - Kokomo
            Indiana Surgery Center Noblesville - Noblesville
            Indiana Surgery Center North - Indianapolis
            Indiana Surgery Center South - Indianapolis
            Indianapolis Endoscopy Center - Indianapolis
            Community Hospital - Munster
            Community Hospital Anderson - Anderson
            Community Hospital East - Indianapolis
            Community Hospital of Bremen - Bremen, Marshall County
            Community Hospital South - Indianapolis
            Community Regional Cancer Care Center - Indianapolis

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            Daviess Community Hospital - Washington, Daviess County
            Deaconess Cross Pointe - Evansville
            Deaconess Health System - Evansville
            Deaconess Cross Pointe  - Evansville
            Deaconess Hospital - Evansville
            Women's Hospital, The - Newburgh
            Deaconess Hospital - Evansville
            Deaconess Saint Joseph's Hospital - Huntingburg
            Dearborn County Hospital - Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County
            Decatur County Memorial Hospital - Greensburg
            DeKalb Memorial Hospital - Auburn
            Dukes Memorial Hospital - Peru
            Dunn Memorial Hospital - Bedford
            Dunn Mental Health Center - Richmond
            Dupont Hospital - Fort Wayne

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            Elkhart General Hospital - Elkhart

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            Fairbanks - Indianapolis
            Fayette Memorial Hospital - Connersville
            Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services - New Albany
            Four County Counseling Center - Logansport

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            Gibson General Hospital - Princeton
            Good Samaritan Hospital - Vincennes
            Goshen Health System - Goshen
            Greater Lafayette Health Services - Lafayette
            Home Hospital - Lafayette
            Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Lafayette
            Greene County General Hospital - Linton, Greene County

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            Hancock Memorial Hospital and Health Systems - Greenfield
            Harrison County Hospital - Corydon, Harrison County
            HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital - Evansville
            HealthSouth Hospital of Terre Haute - Terre Haute
            Heart Center of Indiana, The - Indianapolis
            Hendricks Regional Health - Danville
            Hendricks Regional Health Avon - Avon
            Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg - Brownsburg, Hendricks County
            Hendricks Regional Health Danville - Danville
            Hendricks Regional Health Plainfield - Plainfield
            Hendricks Regional Health Avon - Avon
            Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg - Brownsburg, Hendricks County
            Hendricks Regional Health Danville - Danville
            Hendricks Regional Health Plainfield - Plainfield
            Henry County Memorial Hospital - New Castle
            Home Hospital - Lafayette
            Hook Rehabilitation Center - Indianapolis
            Howard Community Hospital - Kokomo
            Howard Regional Specialty Hospital - Kokomo

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            Indiana Heart Hospital, The - Indianapolis
            Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital - Indianapolis
            Indiana Surgery Center East - Indianapolis
            Indiana Surgery Center Kokomo - Kokomo
            Indiana Surgery Center Noblesville - Noblesville
            Indiana Surgery Center North - Indianapolis
            Indiana Surgery Center South - Indianapolis
            Indiana University (IU) Hospital - Indianapolis
            Indianapolis Endoscopy Center - Indianapolis

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            Jasper County Hospital - Rensselaer
            Jay County Hospital - Portland, Jay County
            Johnson Memorial Hospital - Franklin

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            Kindred Healthcare
            Kindred Hospital Indianapolis - Indianapolis
            Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South - Greenwood
            LaGrange Community Hospital - LaGrange, LaGrange County
            Kindred Hospital Indianapolis - Indianapolis
            Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South - Greenwood
            King's Daughters' Hospital and Health Services - Madison
            Kosciusko Community Hospital - Warsaw

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            LaGrange Community Hospital - LaGrange, LaGrange County
            LaPorte Hospital and Health Services - LaPorte
            Lutheran Children's Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Lutheran Health Network - Fort Wayne
            Anthony Medical Center - Fort Wayne
            Bluffton Regional Medical Center  Bluffton
            Dukes Memorial Hospital - Peru
            Dupont Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Kosciusko Community Hospital - Warsaw
            Lutheran Children's Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Lutheran Hospital of Indiana - Fort Wayne
            RediMed - Auburn
            RediMed - Fort Wayne
            RediMed - Huntington
            Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne
            Saint Joseph Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Anthony Medical Center - Fort Wayne
            Lutheran Hospital of Indiana - Fort Wayne

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            Madison Center & Hospital  Mental health hospital.  South Bend
            Madison State Hospital - Madison
            Major Hospital - Shelbyville
            Margaret Mary Community Hospital - Batesville, Ripley County
            Marion General Hospital - Marion
            Meadows Hospital - Bloomington
            Medical Center of Southern Indiana - Charlestown
            Memorial Hospital - Logansport
            Memorial Hospital - Seymour
            Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center - Jasper
            Memorial Hospital & Health System - South Bend
            Methodist Hospital - Indianapolis
            Methodist Hospitals, The - Gary
            Methodist Hospitals, The - Merrillville
            Methodist Sports Medicine Center - Indianapolis
            Midwest Center for Youth and Families Psychiatric treatment center for  Ages 6-20.   Kouts
            Morgan Hospital & Medical Center - Martinsville, Morgan County

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            Northern Indiana Hospital - Plymouth

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            Oaklawn Psychiatric Center - Goshen
            Orthopaedic Hospital at Parkview North - Fort Wayne

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            Parkview Health - Fort Wayne
            Orthopaedic Hospital at Parkview North - Fort Wayne
            Parkview Behavorial Health - Fort Wayne
            Parkview Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Parkview Huntington Hospital - Huntington
            Parkview Noble Hospital - Kendallville
            Parkview North Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Parkview Whitley Hospital - Columbia City
            Parkview Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Parkview Huntington Hospital - Huntington
            Parkview Noble Hospital - Kendallville
            Parkview North Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Parkview Whitley Hospital - Columbia City
            Perry County Memorial Hospital - Tell City, Perry County
            Porter Memorial Hospital - Valparaiso
            Pulaski Memorial Hospital - Winamac, Pulaski County
            Putnam County Hospital - Greencastle

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            RediMed - Auburn
            RediMed - Fort Wayne
            RediMed - Huntington
            Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne
            Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana - Indianapolis
            Reid Hospital & Health Care Services - Richmond, Wayne County
            Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center - Indianapolis
            Richmond State Hospital - Richmond
            Riley Hospital for Children - Indianapolis
            Riverview Hospital - Noblesville, Hamilton County
            Rush Memorial Hospital - Rushville

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            Saint Anthony Medical Center  - Crown Point
            Saint Anthony Memorial Health Centers - Michigan City
            Saint Catherine Hospital - East Chicago
            Saint Clare Medical Center - Crawfordsville
            Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital - Evansville
            Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Lafayette
            Saint Francis Hospital - Beech Grove, Marion County
            Saint Francis Hospital - Indianapolis
            Saint Francis Hospital - Mooresville, Morgan County
            Saint Francis Plainfield Health Center - Plainfield, Hendricks County
            Saint John's Health System - Anderson
            Saint Joseph Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Anthony Medical Center - Fort Wayne
            Saint Joseph Hospital - Kokomo
            Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center - Mishawaka
            Saint Joseph's Hospital (Deaconess) - Huntingburg
            Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center - Dyer
            Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center - Hammond
            Saint Mary's Health Care Services - Evansville
            Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital - Evansville
            Saint Mary's Medical Center - Evansville
            Saint Mary's Rehabilitation Institute - Evansville
            Saint Mary's Riverside Campus - Evansville
            Saint Mary's Warrick - Boonville, Warrick County
            Saint Mary Medical Center - Hobart
            Saint Mary's Medical Center - Evansville
            Saint Mary's Rehabilitation Institute - Evansville
            Saint Mary's Riverside Campus - Evansville
            Saint Mary's Warrick - Boonville, Warrick County
            Saint Vincent Carmel Hospital - Carmel, Hamilton County
            Saint Vincent Children's Hospital - Indianapolis
            Saint Vincent Clay Hospital - Brazil, Clay County
            Saint Vincent Frankfort Hospital - Frankfort, Clinton County
            Saint Vincent Hospitals and Health Services - Indianapolis
            Saint John's Health System - Anderson
            Saint Joseph Hospital - Kokomo
            Saint Vincent Carmel Hospital - Carmel, Hamilton County
            Saint Vincent Children's Hospital - Indianapolis
            Saint Vincent Clay Hospital - Brazil, Clay County
            Saint Vincent Frankfort Hospital - Frankfort, Clinton County
            Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital - Indianapolis
            Saint Vincent Jennings Hospital - North Vernon, Jennings County
            Saint Vincent Mercy Hospital - Elwood
            Saint Vincent Pediatric Rehabilitation Center - Indianapolis
            Saint Vincent Randolph Hospital - Winchester, Randolph County
            Saint Vincent Williamsport Hospital - Williamsport, Warren County
            Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital - Indianapolis
            Saint Vincent Jennings Hospital - North Vernon, Jennings County
            Saint Vincent Mercy Hospital - Elwood
            Saint Vincent Pediatric Rehabilitation Center - Indianapolis
            Saint Vincent Randolph Hospital - Winchester, Randolph County
            Saint Vincent Williamsport Hospital - Williamsport, Warren County
            Scott Memorial Hospital - Scottsburg, Scott County
            Select Specialty Hospital - Beech Grove - Beech Grove, Marion County
            Select Specialty Hospital - Bloomington - Bloomington
            Select Specialty Hospital - Evansville - Evansville
            Select Specialty Hospital - Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne
            Select Specialty Hospital - Indianapolis - Indianapolis
            Select Specialty Hospital - Northwest Indiana - Hammond
            Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services - Mishawaka
            Home Hospital - Lafayette
            Saint Anthony Medical Center  - Crown Point
            Saint Anthony Memorial Health Centers - Michigan City
            Saint Clare Medical Center - Crawfordsville
            Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Lafayette
            Saint Francis Hospital - Beech Grove, Marion County
            Saint Francis Hospital - Indianapolis
            Saint Francis Hospital - Mooresville, Morgan County
            Saint Francis Plainfield Health Center - Plainfield, Hendricks County
            Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center - Dyer
            Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center - Hammond
            Southern Hills Counseling Centers - Jasper
            Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital - New Albany
            Starke Memorial Hospital - Knox
            Sullivan County Community Hospital - Sullivan, Sullivan County

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            Terre Haute Regional Hospital - Terre Haute
            Tipton County Memorial Hospital - Tipton, Tipton County
            Triad Hospitals
            Bluffton Regional Medical Center - Bluffton
            Dukes Memorial Hospital - Peru
            Dupont Hospital - Fort Wayne
            Kosciusko Community Hospital - Warsaw
            Lutheran Hospital of Indiana - Fort Wayne
            Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne
            Saint Joseph Hospital - Fort Wayne

 U  
            Union Hospital - Terre Haute
            Union Hospital Health Group - Terre Haute
            Union Hospital - Terre Haute
            West Central Community Hospital - Clinton, Vermillion County
            USS Family Medical Center - Merrillville

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            VA Northern Indiana Health Care System-Fort Wayne Campus - Fort Wayne
            VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Marion Campus - Marion
            Valle Vista Hospital - Greenwood

W  
            Wabash County Hospital - Wabash
            Wabash Valley Hospital Mental Health Center - West Lafayette
            Washington County Memorial Hospital - Salem, Washington County
            West Central Community Hospital - Clinton, Vermillion County
            Westview Hospital - Indianapolis
            White County Memorial Hospital - Monticello
            Winona Memorial Hospital - Indianapolis
            Wirth Regional Hospital - Oakland City, Gibson County
            Wishard Health Services - Indianapolis
            Witham Health Services - Lebanon
            Women's Hospital - Indianapolis
            Women's Hospital, The - Newburgh
            Woodlawn Hospital - Rochester

 

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