RN Programs in Indiana

Become a Registered Nurse (RN) in Indiana! Learn about the requirements, accredited programs, salary outlook, and Indiana State Board of Nursing.
2024 Best RN Programs in Indiana: A Helpful Guide

Nursing, ranked America's most honorable occupation for 11 years in a row, is a fantastic choice for a career in Indiana, where there's a growing demand for RNs. New RNs in Indiana earn an average starting salary of around $75,580, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Requirements to Become an RN in Indiana

To begin your RN career in Indiana (or any other state), you must graduate from an accredited nursing program. There are several programs designed for RN students, including specialization programs. If you want to start your career as soon as possible, enroll in an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, which takes about two to three years to complete.

Once you complete your program, you can apply to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. If you pass the NCLEX, you can obtain your Indiana RN license.

Accredited RN Programs in Indiana

Finding a good school for your RN training is essential. Here are some of the best RN schools in Indiana:

  1. Ancilla College

    20097 9B Rd, Plymouth, IN 46563 (574) 936-8898
  2. Anderson University

    1100 E 5th St, Anderson, IN 46012 (800) 542-3594
  3. Ball State University

    2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306 (800) 382-8540
  4. Bethel University

    1001 Bethel Cir, Mishawaka, IN 46545 (574) 807-7000
  5. Chamberlain College of Nursing - Indianapolis

    9100 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317) 816-7335
  6. Fortis College - Indianapolis

    9001 Wesleyan Rd Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46268 (317) 808-4800
  7. Goshen College

    1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526 (800) 348-7422
  8. Huntington University

    2303 College Ave, Huntington, IN 46750 (260) 356-6000
  9. Indiana State University

    200 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-6311
  10. Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis

    420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 274-2806
  11. Indiana University - South Bend

    1700 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615 (574) 520-4872
  12. Indiana University East

    2325 Chester Blvd, Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 973-8200
  13. Indiana University Kokomo

    2300 S Washington St, Kokomo, IN 46902 (765) 453-2000
  14. Indiana University Northwest

    3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408 (888) 968-7486
  15. Indiana University Purdue University - Columbus

    4601 Central Ave, Columbus, IN 47203 (812) 348-7390
  16. Indiana University Purdue University Columbus

    4601 Central Ave, Columbus, IN 47203 (812) 348-7311
  17. Indiana Wesleyan University

    4201 S Washington St, Marion, IN 46953 (765) 674-6901
  18. Ivy Tech Community College - Anderson

    815 E 60th St, Anderson, IN 46013 (765) 643-7133
  19. Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington

    200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404 (812) 332-1559
  20. Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus

    4475 Central Ave, Columbus, IN 47203 (812) 372-9925
  21. Ivy Tech Community College - Evansville

    3501 N First Ave Room 108, Evansville, IN 47710 (812) 426-2865
  22. Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne

    3800 N Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (260) 482-9171
  23. Ivy Tech Community College - Gary

    3491 Broadway, Gary, IN 46409 (219) 981-1111
  24. Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis

    50 W Fall Creek Pkwy N Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 921-4800
  25. Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

    1815 E Morgan St, Kokomo, IN 46901 (800) 459-0561
  26. Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette

    3101 S Creasy Ln, Lafayette, IN 47905 (765) 269-5000
  27. Ivy Tech Community College - Lawrenceburg

    500 Industrial Dr, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (812) 537-4010
  28. Ivy Tech Community College - Madison

    590 Ivy Tech Dr, Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2580
  29. Ivy Tech Community College - Marion

    261 Commerce Dr, Marion, IN 46953 (765) 651-3100
  30. Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie

    125 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305 (888) 489-5463
  31. Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond

    2357 Chester Blvd, Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 966-2656
  32. Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg

    8204 County Rd 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172 (812) 246-3301
  33. Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend

    220 Dean Johnson Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601 (888) 489-5463
  34. Ivy Tech Community College - Terre Haute

    8000 Education Dr, Terre Haute, IN 47802 (812) 299-1121
  35. Ivy Tech Community College - Valparaiso

    3100 Ivy Tech Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 464-8514
  36. Purdue University

    610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4042
  37. St. Mary of the Woods College

    1 St Mary of Woods Coll, St Mary-Of-The-Woods, IN 47876 (812) 535-5151
  38. St. Mary's College

    St Mary S College, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (574) 284-4000
  39. University of Evansville

    1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714 (812) 488-2000
  40. University of Saint Francis - Crown Point

    12880 Mississippi Pkwy, Crown Point, IN 46307 (219) 488-8888
  41. University of Southern Indiana

    8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712 (812) 464-8600
  42. University of St Francis - Ft. Wayne

    2701 Spring St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 (260) 399-7999
  43. Valparaiso University

    1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 464-5000
  44. Vincennes University

    1002 N 1st St, Vincennes, IN 47591 (800) 742-9198
  45. Vincennes University - Jasper

    850 College Ave, Jasper, IN 47546 (812) 482-3030
  46. Western Governors University - Indiana

    10 W Market St #1020, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (866) 225-5948

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RN Job Outlook and Salary in Indiana

Indiana RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 7.8% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in Indiana earn an average annual salary of $75,580 per year, equivalent to $36.34 per hour.

The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in Indiana, and their average wage and salary, by area.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson25,920$38.68$80,450
Kokomo700$36.41$75,740
Evansville4,820$35.16$73,130
Fort Wayne6,100$35.21$73,240
Lafayette-West Lafayette1,850$35.34$73,500
Bloomington1,260$34.96$72,720
South Bend-Mishawaka3,340$34.72$72,210
Elkhart-Goshen1,520$34.58$71,930
Michigan City-La Porte740$33.93$70,580
Muncie1,260$33.02$68,680
Terre Haute1,550$32.81$68,240
Columbus610$32.54$67,680

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Indiana State Board of Nursing

The Indiana State Board of Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in Indiana for all nursing-related questions and concerns.

Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-2043
Fax: (317) 233-4236

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