Each of the Indiana University School of nursing campuses have joined to create an RN and BSN Degree Completion Option. This makes nursing courses distance accessible using web-based and video technologies, which require nursing students to attend class on campus. In a full-time program, nursing students can complete a program in 12 months and part-time students can complete a program in 18-24 months. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of adult-learners of working nurses. Semesters are split in two learning modules, which can be completed in 7-8 weeks. Electives are meaningful to RN’s today because they are designed to relevant to your experience and work goals. Current topics include: Informatics, Complementary Therapies, and Genetics.

In our Indiana RN program guide, find rankings for both ADN and BSN Degree programs, tuition costs, NCLEX passing rates, and more. Research key Indiana RN Program information to help you compare program metrics and to apply to best RN program for your career in nursing.

In the State of Indiana, nurses are helping to change the face of healthcare. To ensure that they have the best education and preparation for future health care challenges, registered nurses need to graduate from a state-approved associate's degree in nursing program or a BSN degree program.

Nurses who graduate from an RN program can obtain certification in over 100 nursing specialties, go on to earn an RN to BSN or RN to MSN degree.

BSN degree holders have options to earn an Advance Practice Register Nursing (APRN) degree and become a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or earn an advanced degree for a career in any number of nursing leadership roles such Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Indiana RN Program Comparisons: ADN vs BSN

Compare RN Programs ADN BSN
Number of Nursing Programs 8 25
Average NCLEX Passing Rate 77.83% 89.30%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range 44.60% to 96.43% 76.75% to 97.73%
Average Net Price $16,792.22 $16,497.96
Average Net Price Range $8,532.00 to $22,336.00 $7,948.00 to $26,913.00
Average Student Loan $15,058.22 $19,209.48
Average Student Loan Range $8,997.00 to $21,425.00 $11,477.00 to $27,000.00
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Best Ranked RN Programs in Indiana

Best Ranked RN Programs in IndianaTo help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Indiana and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 8 ADN degree programs and 23 BSN degree programs in Indiana. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Indiana to provide our state rankings. View our methodology


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92.03 ADN Bethel College-Indiana 1 216 Mishawaka

Bethel College – Indiana is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Their nursing program offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of their students – they have an ADN program and a BSN program.  The also have an RN to BSN program.  Their RN to BSN program can be completed in 12 or 20 months, by attending classes one night per week or two nights per week.  Classes can also be attended on campus or online.

Private Not-For-Profit Campus ACEN See School Details
89.60 ADN Ivy Tech Community College 2 307 Indianapolis Public Campus See School Details
88.45 ADN Harrison College-Indianapolis 3 349 Indianapolis

Harrison College is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  They offer an ASN degree program.  This program is offered on-campus.  They also offer an online RN to BSN option.  This is open to students with an RN license, and is especially desirable for Harrison ASN graduates.

Private For-Profit Campus, Online CCNE See School Details
83.24 ADN University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 4 535 Fort Wayne

University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Their nursing department is vast – they have several options for their students.  They have an ASN degree program, an LPN to ASN program, a BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.  The RN to BSN program is offered online.

Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
75.08 ADN Vincennes University 5 659 Vincennes Public Campus, Online ACEN See School Details
74.56 ADN Fortis College-Indianapolis 6 662 Indianapolis Private For-Profit Campus ACEN See School Details
73.67 ADN Ancilla College 7 672 Donaldson Private Not-For-Profit Campus See School Details
98.24 BSN Anderson University 1 15 Anderson Private Not-For-Profit Campus CCNE See School Details
97.58 BSN Indiana University-Northwest 2 23 Gary

Indiana University – Northwest is located in Gary, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program.  They also offer an online RN to BSN program.  They also offer a BA/BS to BSN program, which allow those already holding a bachelor’s degree to become a BSN.

Public Campus, Online See School Details
96.68 BSN University of Southern Indiana 3 47 Evansville

University of Southern Indiana is located in Evansville, Indiana.  They offer a BSN program and a RN to BSN program.  Their nursing programs are unique because they partner with local hospitals and specifically, partner with certain nursing units – Designated Education Units (DEUs).  These DEUs allow students to spend a duration of their clinical practice with the same staff to “ensure consistency with clinical skill progression.”

Public Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
94.91 BSN Purdue University-Main Campus 4 98 West Lafayette Public Campus, Hybrid ACEN, CCNE See School Details
94.39 BSN Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne 5 119 Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne (IPFW) is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  IPFW boasts that it is the largest university in northeast Indiana.  It also educates approximately 13,000 students at a time.

Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
94.06 BSN Indiana University-Kokomo 6 132 Kokomo Public Campus, Online CCNE See School Details
93.96 BSN Valparaiso University 7 135 Valparaiso

Valparaiso University is located in Valparaiso, Indiana.  Valparaiso University offers a BSN program.  They also offer an RN to BSN program.  They have a variety of advanced nursing degrees; unique to their program, they have an RN to MSN degree option.

Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Hybrid ACEN, CCNE See School Details
93.36 BSN Bethel College-Indiana 9 157 Mishawaka

Bethel College – Indiana is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Their nursing program offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of their students – they have an ADN program and a BSN program.  The also have an RN to BSN program.  Their RN to BSN program can be completed in 12 or 20 months, by attending classes one night per week or two nights per week.  Classes can also be attended on campus or online.

Private Not-For-Profit Campus ACEN See School Details
93.21 BSN University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 10 163 Fort Wayne

University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Their nursing department is vast – they have several options for their students.  They have an ASN degree program, an LPN to ASN program, a BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.  The RN to BSN program is offered online.

Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
92.29 BSN Indiana University-South Bend 11 198 South Bend Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
92.21 BSN Saint Mary's College 12 203 Notre Dame Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
91.75 BSN Indiana Wesleyan University 13 223 Marion Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
91.05 BSN Ball State University 14 241 Muncie

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana.  Their nursing department offers a variety of options.  They have a basic baccalaureate track.  They also have an LPN  transition track, which allows an LPN to transition to a BSN degree.  They also offer an RN to BSN program and a second baccalaureate degree program, which allows those holding a prior bachelor’s degree to become a BSN.

Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
90.96 BSN Chamberlain College of Nursing-Indiana 15 243 Indianapolis Private For-Profit Campus See School Details
90.50 BSN Goshen College 16 258 Goshen Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
89.74 BSN Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 17 279 Indianapolis

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in Indianapolis.  They offer a BSN Traditional Track, an RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option and a BSN Accelerated Second Degree Option.  Their programs are unique because they offer a welcoming ceremony to their new nursing students where friends and family can celebrate your achievement.

Public Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
88.06 BSN Indiana University-Southeast 18 322 New Albany Public Campus, Online CCNE See School Details
87.61 BSN University of Indianapolis 19 331 Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Ulndy’s School of Nursing has various program options: a BSN program, an RN to BSN program and a BSN program designed specifically for those already holding a bachelor’s degree (“career changers”).  Their RN to BSN program can be completed on-campus, online, or off-campus, at one of their partnering cohort schools.

Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Hybrid, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
86.92 BSN Huntington University 20 351 Huntington Private Not-For-Profit Campus CCNE See School Details
86.67 BSN Marian University 21 360 Indianapolis Private Not-For-Profit Campus, Online CCNE See School Details
85.24 BSN Indiana State University 22 394 Terre Haute Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details
84.27 BSN University of Evansville 23 408 Evansville Private Not-For-Profit Campus See School Details
73.61 BSN Indiana University-East 24 510 Richmond Public Campus, Online ACEN, CCNE See School Details